When I spotted rice paper at the supermarket, I realized I had never prepared anything for this blog using this ingredient. So, I grabbed it, when home, and prepared this easy and fresh spring roll lunch. To bring some added flavor, I quickly mixed together tahini with honey and soy sauce to make for the [...]
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I am a fig fiend, so any recipe involving fresh or dried figs is right up my alley. This recipe is a lunch-apropos roll that brings together the creaminess of goat cheese with the sweetness of dried figs and the crunch of walnuts. It satisfies each taste bud and won’t leave you looking for anything [...]
This is the Turkish version of finger food. Instead of fries and ketchup, we dip our “dolma” (stuffed grape leaves) into yogurt and call it a snack or side dish. This recipe is absolutely delicious and a healthy way to fill up.
I have a confession. My favorite food is “sucuk” (Turkish sausage). Well, not quite. It’s rather, bread dipped into a saucepan full of leftover melted sucuk fat. The bread soaks in the fat and, yes, it’s divine. It reminds me of my four-year-old self, waking up to the sound of the Black Sea, running downstairs [...]
Looking for a quick lunch or dinner that packs in the flavor, nutrition, and bulk all in one – look no further. This recipe is quite balanced — you get the creamy, the crunchy and the chewy in each and every bite. And you probably already have the ingredients on hand. Grated carrots are sautéed [...]
For lunch, I don’t like to spend that much time in the kitchen. I want a quick, nutritious meal with little effort. This usually means one of three things: I’ll either take an avocado, slice it in half, season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and scoop out the insides with a spoon while I [...]
I eat this sandwich almost everyday, but only recently have been using a whole-wheat bagel as the bread. It contains health fat from the avocado, nutritious greens, and wholesome carbohydrates. It fills you up but doesn’t weigh you down.
These were impromptu and random but something I’m definitely going to make again. Stacked on roasted eggplant were tomatoes, cauliflower rice, green olives, and lettuce leaves, which were drizzled with balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper. The flavors went together really well and the boats were fun to eat.
This dish is a Turkish mainstay pairing the Middle Eastern staple – eggplant – with the classic combination of peppers, onions, and tomatoes. Traditionally, you’ll find it stuffed with ground lamb and veggies, but the all-veggie version is just as juicy and delicious and oh so comforting! Eggplant: lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol with its chlorogenic [...]
This recipe makes for an on-the-run lunch or snack that gets better the longer you let it sit. If you know you can’t make it out of the office for lunch or need something to help you power through the afternoon, you can make this salad the night before or morning of and can rest [...]