Healicious Things Posts
Okra is not everybody’s cup of tea I know…Who loves loves, who hates hates it. I was always indifferent to it until I started to cook with this recipe. I love the fresh and delicious taste of it, and to my surprise it never gets slimy with this recipe.
I tried everything to fight against the Turkish and Italian cultures where people love to give candies, chocolate to kids even when they are tiny babies. I avoided refined sugar, candies and industrial chocolate until Mina was 2,5 years old. Then she started the school, i started to loose the battle more and more. She is almost 5 i’m still trying… at least at home… here is a simple recipe that pleases her and even me and I LOOOVE CHOCOLATE, yes i do.
Although packed with nutrition and health benefits mung beans are not as popular as the other bean kinds. I love their earthy taste especially when mixed with herbs and fruits this salad has a very fresh taste. I use pomagranate in the winter and sour cherries in summer for the tangy sweet taste they add to the salad.
This is another improvisation of a very traditional Turkish recipe lentil balls.
I am obsessed to improve the nutrition value of the recipes and my husband is keen on keeping the taste so when we work together the outcome is usually very satisfactory.
In the winter there is a beet soup recipe we love to serve with traditional basil pesto…I needed a sauce for the baked salmon to cheer it up and i thought to make this recipe and serve as a sauce. It worked out very well with salmon, can be served with any vegetable, chicken or meat.
I’ve never seen the chickpeas in the fresh form before…Well there is a first time for everything. I go every friday to the weekly farmer’s market in our neighborhood. Its lovely to buy all the seasonal fresh food ingredients. Week’s surprise was the green garbanzo/chickpeas. I brought them home and cleaned them with the help of my daughter as it was a fun game for her, and made a delicious hummus with avocado…