– 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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PASTA SALAD WITH GARLIC DRESSING

DSC_7804 Cook time= 15-20 minutes

Level = Easy

Serve=4

This Pasta Salad recipe is simple and easy. It is light , also so delicious,it is very easy to make. I like using bell pepper when I make this salad, it gives a nice crunchy texture. You can use any vegetable for this salad. I like to use garlic, fresh lemon juice & olive oil for dressing. Enjoy it!

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SPOON SALAD (TOMATO SALAD WITH WALNUT)

 

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Prepare time= 20 minutes

Level= Easy

Serve= 4

Spoon salad is a perfect side dish and this salad is an accompanied for any kind of grilled meat. It’s called Spoon Salad in my country  because all ingredients cut tiny size and you can eat it with spoon. This tomato salad is a very delicious with pomegranate syrup in dressing. I hope, you can love this tasty and refreshing salad.

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BULGUR PILAF WITH EGGPLANT

 

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Cook time= 25-30 minutes

Level= Easy

Serve= 6

 

This pilaf made coarse bulgur. Bulgur pilaf is traditional Anatolian dish and very delicious, easy and healthy food .It is a perfect side dish.

Bulgur wheat is a good source of protein, iron, fiber and it has rich vitamin B-6 vitamin C, Calcium.

 

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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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SPINACH WITH EGG AND GARLIC

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Total time: 10-15  minutes

Level : Easy

Serve : 2

Spinach with egg is a fantastic dish for brunch , lunch or dinner . Spinach with egg is an easy , healthy , nature and very delicious .

Spinach  loaded with vitamins , like vitamin C , vitamin  A vitamin, K vitamin D and E and a host of trace minerals .  Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant . Good source of omega 3 fatty acids , Very low calories and fats . It contains a good amount of soluble dietary fiber , potassium  , manganese  , copper .

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YOGURT SOUP WITH CREAM AND CHICKPEA

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Total time : 40-50 minutes

Level : Easy

Serve : 6

Yogurt soup is my favourite type of soup. It really is so delicious and is perfect for the winter season when it is freezing outside!  Hope you enjoy!

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