– STUFFED AUBERGINE/ STUFFED EGGPLANT/ ĪMAM BAYILDI -(Clerk Fainted)

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Cook time: 20-30 minutes

Level: Easy

Serve: 3

Stuffed eggplant ( Īmam bayildi) is simple to prepare and it is perfect for a side to grilled meat or a vegetarian main dish. Īmam bayildi-(The Clerk fainted) is the most famous of Turkish olive oil food.

There are some funny story to explain why the name is coming from. Commonly knowing one is that Īmam (Clerk) found the taste so overwhelmingly perfect tasty and he fainted from delight, after a bite the stuffed eggplant. An other story says that he learnt the amount of olive oil that put into the dish and how much expensive olive oil was used, he was worried about his money spent and he just fainted.

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QUINCE DESSERT WITH APPLE

DSC_8355 Cook time: 10-15 minutes

Level: Easy

Serve:6

Hi everyone! Today I want to share a different recipe that is a perfect winter desert. This is a famous traditional Turkish desert (Turkish name is Ayva tatlisi) & it is one of my favourite fruit desserts.This is quite easy to prepare and it is delicious to serve it with thick cream or ice cream. Even my daughter who is not a fan of raw quince loves this dessert. Hope you guys like it too!

 

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MEAT-STUFFED BELL PEPPER

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Cook time=20-30 minutes

Level= Easy

Serve= 6

It takes about 20 minutes to prepare and just over 20 minutes to cook , Stuffed peppers make a cheap and easy family meal that can be ready in minutes. Fill them with your choice of mince-rice or green lentil-rice. Perfect and tasty dish for lunch or dinner.It makes colorful presentation.

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APPLE PASTRIES WITH CINNAMON

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Bake time: 10-15 minutes

Serve : 6

Level: Easy

It is made with phyllo pastry so it is  easy and tasty. Your family will enjoy homemade taste and individual apple pastry. Also apples contain lot of natural fiber and vitamin C.

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ROASTED PARSNIP WITH HERB

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Cook time : 25-30 minutes

Level : Easy

Serve : 2

Roasted Parsnip  is  chip an easy side dish and party snack . These are a fun alternative to oven-bake potato .

Parsnips are closely related to carrot family of vegetables . Fresh parsnips are rich in vitamin C , which regulating immune system . Parsnip  contains E vitamin K vitamin and B6 . It also contains  omega-3 and -6 fatty acids with high quantities of  potassium which is  an energy booster . Parsnip also contains  iron and calcium , zinc .

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HOMEMADE PASTRY WITH CHEESE-( SU BÖREĞİ )

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Cook time : 20-25 minutes

Level : Medium – Hard

Serve : 12

Hello everyone! Hope everyone had a lovely christmas and new year!  I was busy making this delicious Turkish dish for my family this new year and wanted to share it with you all. It does take a little practice to get it right but it is delicious and healthy. The  handmade flaky pastry really melts in your mouth. It is wonderful  for tea time or snack.

Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!

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