Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Mocha Pudding

2009 happy new year!

I wanted to taste something different, something new as a dessert this evening.
We like pudding. Rice, chocolate..but this time, tried mocha. Coffee and chocolaty tasting,
creamy and easy!

1 1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup brewed coffee
2 tablespoon corn starch
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablaspoon cocao powder
(if you like darker you can add more)
2 oz. chocolate(dark)
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt, whip cream

Combine milk, coffee, heavy cream in a saucepan and heat up. Mix corn starch, sugar,cocao powder in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk eggs and salt. Add half the way hot milk to the egg mixture and stir. Pour back into the pan. Add sugar mixture and then chocolate. Put in a blender.
After blend, portion the pudding into cups. Let them cool. Decorate with whip cream and grated chocolate..

I made my own cranberry flovered martini tonight.
Fill shaker with ice.
Combine 2 parts vodka with 3 parts mix
stir or shake. Strain into a coctail bowl.
Garnish with lime twists.


I used wheat bread slices..
Cucumber dill relish and mayonnaise mix. Turkey breast or chopped red cabbage ( combined in vinegaer and salt ) Craker with cream cheese..

Potato pure, mayonnaise on the top and spreeded hot sauce!!!
Coctail meatball. I made the meatballs but you can use frozen. Just put in the oven.
Everything was tasty, but martini got us just before the champange;)
Did I say Happy New Year?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tavuk Köftesi (Home Style Grilled Chicken Burger)

My dog Carmen died in August. Her hearth was too old and couldn't make it.
I was cooking every day but didn't add any recipe to my blog. She was a good dog, friend, family.. We miss her.
Carmen! Come on girl, chicken chicken chicken!

I remember how she used to shake her tail
when she smelled chicken in the kitchen :)
She never used to care even spicy in it!
Miss you girl soo much.

2 lb ground chicken
4 slices bread (squeezed)
1 egg
1/4 cup parsley(finely chopped)
1 teaspoon blackpepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoon salt
1 onion(minced)
1 clove garlic(minced)

Put all ingredients in a bowl. Mix together squeezing with fingers to incorparete till smooth.
Shape into petties firmly. Turn to cook both sides.
Serve in hamburger rolls with greens,
pickles, tomato slices, onion.. Up to you.
Afiyet olsun!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

vegatable pilaf

1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup carrot (cubed)
1/2 cup finely chopped green onion
1 cup long grain rice
1 cup chicken broth
1 tbsp vegatable oil buttery spread
1 cup water, salt

In a medium saucepan, put the oil, chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat.
Add rest of the ingredients. Cover, simmer until rice is tender.
I will serve with spicy chicken. All family loves this recipe. Our 14 years old dog, Carmen too.
I am glad she ate today very well. Because she is sick.
I am terribly sad and hope old girl gets better.

We love you Carmen!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

pasta salad

That's it! School is over..
My son and me, we really enjoyed today,
spending some time in the kitchen together.
Also cleaning to the kitchen after we've done
was fun too.
Just took more time than cooking :))
We prepare a pasta salad as all of us might like.

1 lb. elbow pasta
2 large green onions
1 red bell pepper(cut into the strips)
1 cup broccoli (chopped)
feta cheese(crumbled),olives(remove the stones)
1 cup dressing
for dressing;
seasoning mix,fresh lemon juice or red wine vinegar

Cook 1 pound of pasta. Don't worry if the pasta sticks together.
The dressing will break it up.
Add broccoli and bell pepper (during the last minute of boiling)
Drain but do not rinse the pasta.
Combine feta cheese, olives and green onions
Toss the salad and dressing only 15 minutes before serving.

O oooo ! Did we miss something ? Where is my feta cheese?
Than again it was fun. Also my broccoli is talking. It says 'eat me up!'
What about yours? It worked for Aria. Hope works for your kid too.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

cheesy puffs

These are very quick snack or breakfast when you feel like something cheesy.
You can use any kind of cheese, my favorite is Turkish white (feta) low fat cheese.
Add a little black pepper and chopped parsley..
Hmmm yumm!

2 large organic egg
3/4 cup milk (reduced fat)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 cup unbleached flour, sea salt

5 tbsp crushed feta cheese (less fat)
handfull parsley(finely chopped),
1/2 tsp black pepper

Beat 1 egg and 1 egg white, add rest of the dough ingredients, make a dough.
Mix feta cheese(crushed), finely chopped parsley and black pepper for filling.
Use the paper cups. Put the full of tablespoon dough into each cup, then filling (1 tablespoon for each cup) and cover with dough. Brush with the egg yolk. Sprinkle sesame and black onion seeds. Cook 20 -25 minutes till light brown. Serve warm.

Afiyet Olsun!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

This is one of my old posts published in 2008. I made this delicious and healthy soup again and took another pic of it. Just updated. (Cream of Cauliflower Soup/ Kremalı Karnıbahar Çorbası)

"I tasted cauliflower soup for the first time two days ago in Rockefeller Center Cafe. It was delicious. My son, Aria doesn't like this veggie but he likes this soup. Cauliflower has a very strong scent though. 
Yesterday, I ran to Stop & Shop to get cauliflower and create my own recipe. If you squeeze a little lemon, it is possible to cook cauliflower smelling. Vinager also has the ability to neutralize the cauliflower's odor.

1 small cauliflower head(cored and roughly chopped)
3 cups chicken broth
1 onion (grated)
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 cup plain yogurt
Fresh lemon juice
1 glove garlic(minced)
2 tbsp butter
A dash of cayenne pepper,
Mint flakes, salt

Bring cauliflower and  chicken broth to a boil in a large pot. Add onion, garlic and lemon juice. Allow cauliflower to simmer until soft.

Blend in a food processor until smooth.

Meanwhile, mix yogurt, milk, flour and salt. Add to the mixture.
Stir and cook for 10 minutes.

Heat the butter in a small saucepan. Add the spicy mix. Drizzle the spicy butter on top.

Serve immediately and an appetite for something really wonderful!
This is a perfect comfort food for the whole family. Enjoy!"

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

cauliflower-broccoli with beshamel sauce

cauliflower, 1 head
broccolli, 1 head
mozzarella shredded cheese

Beshamel sauce
2 tbsp corn oil
1/4 cup flour,
1 cup milk, salt pepper

Cook cauliflower and broccolli pieces seperately until soft. Drain water. Place in a payrex dish.
Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese.
Prepare beshamel sauce. Oil and flour on low heat and stir milk, salt and pepper slowly.
Pour sauce onto cauliflower and broccoli. Cook about 20 minutes in the oven. Serve hot. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

eksili köfte (meatball in sour sauce)

Balls don't seem the same size, aren't they?
Let me tell you why.
My son was in the kitchen to roll the balls for helping me ;))
1 1/2 lb ground beef
1 onion(grated)
1/3 cup rice
2 potatoes(cubed)
baby carrot
1/3 cup finely chopped tomato
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cumin, salt

juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp flour
1/4 cup milk, salt,
thyme, red pepper

(You can add egg yolks and serve the eksili köfte with sprinkled red pepper in melted butter sauce. This recipe is for traditional meatball in sour sauce)

In a large bowl, put all the ingredients together and knead with hands. Make little balls. Meanwhile bring 4 cups of water to boil in a pot. Put the köftes(meatballs) into the pot gently. Stir ocassionaly. Add potato cubes and carrots. Cook untill rice soft.
In a small bowl mix lemon juice, milk, flour and you can add a landle of juice from the pot makes mixture warm. Add the sauce into the köftes and stir. Cook 20 munites over low tempature.
Sprinkle thyme. and serve hot.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Spicy Salmon Fillet

2 pound salmon fillets
1 glove garlic
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 paprika, salt
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp light mayonnaise
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp dill(chopped)
1/2 tsp black pepper, sumac
juice of fresh lemon(freshly squeezed)

Combine all seasoning ingredients and spread over the surface of the salmon. Grill 15 munites.
Don't turn the salmon over.
Mix the sauce ingredients together.
Spoon sauce over salmon.
It goes great with green salad and baked potato!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

salad with avocado dressing

healthy lunch idea!
If you prefer to eat salad for lunch and like avocado, just try it! Avocado, reduce dietary intake of calories, fat, saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol. Also may help eye health as we get older.

1 avocado(mashed)
fresh lemon and
lemon zest,cider vinegar
red crushed peper
(or chili pepper)
salt, olive oil

lettuce and spinach leaves
carrot(cut in round)
fresh brocolli
Also you can add
tomato slices or baby tomato!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Kolay Tavuk Gogsu (Easy Chicken Breast Pudding)

This dessert name means 'chicken breast'. For traditional ' tavuk gogsu', we add chiken breast(thiny sliced). But we love this fake version which calls for no chicken at all ;)
4 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp vegetable oil buttery spread(or butter)

Cinnamon, pistacchios

Put the milk, sugar, flour, vanilla extract and in a pot.
Stir and cook over medium heat until boil.

Add butter, stir and remove from the heat. Pour into the blender. Mix 10-15 minutes over medium speed. Pour a payrex dish. Let it cool and refrigerate. Garnish with pistacchios, cinnamon and vanillla ice cream before serve.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

meyva salatasi (fruit salad)

snack time!

1 orange
1 apple (cubed)
1 pear( cubed)
1 banana(sliced in half moon)
1 lemon juice
lemon zest
half orange juice
ground glove

Cut the orange in half crosswise. Peel the orange halves by cutting the skin. Cut slices crosswise from each of the orange halves.

Mix all the dressing ingredients. Refrigerate.
Put all the fruit in a bowl
Pour the dresing on all over the fruit and chill.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Mozzarella, Tomato, and Mushroom Panini Recipe

Here is a vegetarian panini recipe I love!!!

Mozzarella, Tomato, and Mushroom Panini:
In a medium skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add the mushrooms and scallion(chopped) and cook stirring, until softened and lightly browned. Layer thinly sliced Mozzarella and tomato inside bread of choice(whole wheat or whole grain is a good choice). Add sauteed mushroom. Drizzle just a touch of olive oil and vinegar mixture and a sprinkle of garlic and thyme before grilling.
Mmmmm..yum!! Enjoy!

I'd like to thank Cheryl for trying the recipe.
She also took a picture of it and sent to me:))

I'm glad you liked it, Cheryl.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Hasan Pasa Koftesi (Hasan Pasa Meatball)

Here is a dinner idea! This Turkish dish takes a little time to prepare, but it's worth!
1 lb. ground beef
1 onion(grated)
2 slices bread(no crusts, soak in the water and squeeze)
1 glove garlic(minced)
1 egg
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon black pepper, salt

Mashed potato;
2 potatoes
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon buttery vegetable oil,
salt, nutmeg

1 cup tomato puree
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoon mozzarella cheese(shredded), thyme and sumac
Put the peeled potatoes in a bowl. Add salt and cold water to cover them. Cook until potatoes are tender, drain and let cool.
Put the meatball ingredient in a bowl. Knead with your hands. Shape round and make a hole with your thump in the middle of the each kofte. Cook about 20 munite.
Meanwhile, mash the potatoes by your method of choice. Add vegetable oil, milk, nutmeg and salt.
Take the koftes out. Drain on a paper towels.
Fill each koftes with mozzarella and cover mashed potatoes with a spoon.
Sprinkle thyme and sumac.
Pour the sauce with spoon on the each piece. Pour the rest of the sauce slowly into the dishes and cook over 375 F about 10 minutes more.
Serve hot. Afiyet Olsun!

You can serve with patlican salata(eggplant salad) and pilav(pilaf)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Black beans with bell pepers


I cook northern beans,
pinto beans, but this is
the first time I tried
black beans.
Beans are high in protein.

When you get your protein from black beans you also get the blood sugar stabilizing and hearth health benefits!

1 lb. black beans(canned)
1 onion(chopped)
2 gloves garlic(minced)
1 green bell pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup wine vinegar
2 cups hot water

Put the olive oil in a pan.
Saute the onion and bell pepper till tender. Add garlic and cook a few minutes.
Add remaining ingredients. Stir and add hot water slowly. Bring to a boil.
Cook about 10 minutes.
Will serve with rice and fish sticks!
Dinner is ready!!!!!! :)

A little cayenne pepper makes it tastier if you'd like:)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

kabak salatasi (zucchini salad)

Veggie..veggie..veggie.. ;)
Another zucchini recipe,
garnished with red bell pepper!

4 zucchinies(boiled)
2 gloves garlic(minced)
1 tablespoon mint(dry or fresh, chopped)
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 red bell pepper, lettuce and black olives
vinegar, olive oil and salt

Wash the peeled zucchinies, lettuce and red bell pepper.

Boil the zucchinies until soften. Leave aside to cool.
Put the boiled zucchinies in a bowl. Crush with a fork. Place in a strainer. Leave aside. Be sure all the juices went.
Meanwhile cut the red bell pepper in 4 slices, brush with oil olive and broil both sides. Let cool.

Mix olive oil, salt, garlic, vinegar, mint, black pepper in a small bowl.
Sauce is ready!
Combine the sauce and zucchini.
Separate lettuce leafs and place on a serving platter.
Place the zucchini into the leafs with spoon.
Decorate with sliced red bell pepper and black olive.

afiyet olsun...

Tips: You can add finely chopped dill. Anyway, only mint gives a good taste too.

Monday, February 18, 2008

zeytinyagli yesil fasulye( green beans with olive oil)

If you like green beans, this vegetanian dishes is for you!
You can use any type of green beans, flat or round, short or long..

16 0z. flat beans(fresh or frozen)
1 onion(cut into half moon)
4 fresh tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup orange juice
juice of half lemon
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil,
1 teaspoon salt
1 glove garlic
1/2 cup water

If the beans are fresh, wash, trim both ends, shave along the sides
and if you use flat beans, cut lenghtwise.
Put olive oil in a large pot. Add onion and cook till soften. Add the beans, garlic, salt and chopped tomatoes. Pour orange juice and lemon juice.
Cook about 20 minutes. Add water and cook 20 minutes more.
Let cool, refrigirate and serve cold.

Patates Salatasi (Potato Salad)

6 potatoes
3 scallions(finely sliced)
2 handfull of parsley(chopped)
1 seedless cucumber( sliced half moon)
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon sumak
1 teaspoon Turkish red crushed pepper
salt, extra virgin olive oil.
juice of a lemon

Boil potatoes in the water. Drain and let the potatoes cool till handle them.
Meanwhile, combine olive oil, lemon juice, mix scallions, parsley, pepper, sumak, salt in a big bowl. Toss cucumber and cubed potatoes with this sauce. Ready to eat.

Tonight I will serve with green beans with olive oil (zeytinyagli fasulye) and grilled chicken.


Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Cake


Chocolate is hidden, under the coconut!

Here is a chocolate-coconut cookie cake recipe
you can make today!.
It is fun, also easy and LIGHT.(When it comes to dessert, hard to say)
Champagne is on the way already ;)

2 egg yolks
4 tablespoon organic sugar
2 cups of milk(%1 reduced fat milk)
4 tablespoon flour
2 tablespoon cocao powder
1 tablespoon buttery spread(smart balance omega light)
1 tablespoon fig jam(or any jam)
2 pack cookie (10.50 oz./250 gr.)
1 cup coconut flakes

for the decoration
cake mate decorating icing (red and brown)

Mix egg yolks, sugar and milk in a bowl.
Combine flour and cocao powder and add to mixure.
Cook over medium heat. Stir until thickened. Remove from the heat.
Pour in a mixer bowl, add buttery spread(melted),jam and mix 1 minute.
Meanwhile, crush cookies and add to the mixture.
(I used 100 calories chocolate cookies)
Press into hearth shape cake pan.(non-stick finish and quick release)
Sprinkle coconut all over the cookie cake. Cover and refrigerate.
Make 12 little hearts and 1 big hearth on foil with red icing and refrigerate
a few minutes. Write your own message on the big hearth shape with brown icing, refrigerate again. Place the hearts on the cookie cake, cover and keep refrigerated.

tips; you can also use aluminum foil(folded 3-4 times) shaped hearth and brushed with oil.
Another idea you can mix crushed cookies with buttery spread, refrigerate than cover with pudding mix. But you have to use more oil than to welcome fats ;)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

PATLICAN SALATASI (eggplant salad)

Low in calories, good source of fiber..
easy to prepare and taste good.

I look for firm, heavy eggplants with smooth skin.
I'll serve with elbow pasta and grilled chicken today.

1 eggplant
a handfull of fress parsley(finely chopped)
1 tomato (peeled and chopped)
1-2 scallion (choppod)
1 large garlic glove(crushed)
1 green bell pepper(chopped)
juice of 1 lemon
salt, black pepper, olive oil

Wash the eggplant. Prick with a fork.
Place on the grill and cook until flesh is soft.
Let the eggplant cool. Peel the skin leaving the soft flesh. Slice it and put into the serving dish.
Add scallion, parsley, garlic, tomatoes, bell pepper, salt and mix gently.
To make the dressing, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, pepper and salt.
Drizzle all over the salad and serve. Enjoy..

Monday, February 4, 2008

Colorful Mediterranean Salad

If you are on a diet
or trying to not to gain,
this colorful recipe is great for you!

I really enjoyed preparing this salad
as much as I enjoyed eating it!

It was fun!

1/2 bunch Romain lettuce
1/2 bunch arugula
1 carrot(grated)
1 orange
1 apple(cubed)
6-8 olives
6-8 cherry tomatoes
1 avocado(cubed)
handful of toasted walnuts
1 tbsp honey and lemon juice.
2 tbsp olive oil, chives for garnish

In a bowl, break off the leaves of lettuce and arugula into smaller pieces and toss with carrot.
Pour juice of half orange, lemon juice and olive oil all over them and toss.
Place on a serving plate.
Combine apple and orange slices in the same bowl.
Mix them and the same sauce slightly and add to serving plate.
Grapefruit or peach cubes may be added to this salad if you prefer more fruits.
Add tomatoes(cut in half) and olives.
Mix avocado cubes and honey, add on top. Sprinkle walnuts onto salad.
Garnish with chives.

Tastes good, feels good!

Spicy Tomato Soup

I tried different recipes of tomato soup. Sometimes I put noodle in it instead flour.
That taste good too.

But this creamy recipe is our favorite.

4 tomatoes (pureed)
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 small onion (chopped)
1 tsp black pepper, salt
1 pinch oregano
2 tsp dry mint
2 tbsp flour
1/2 cup milk or cream
2 tbsp vegetable oil
4 cups of chicken broth
mozzarella cheese(shredded)
bread(cubed and roasted)

Put chicken broth, tomato puree, paste( mix in a cup of chicken broth before put into the soup) onion, flour in a pot. Cook over medium heat. Continue to stir.
Meanwhile, cut the bread slices in cube and roast in preheated oven (400 F)
Remove the soup from the heat and put through a stranier to smoother the soup.
Add salt, spicies and milk. Bring just to a simmer.
Garnish with mozerella cheese and serve with roasted bread cubes !


Friday, January 25, 2008

mücver - zucchini fritters

This is the only way my son eats zucchini !

Mücver is zucchini fritter as a snack.
It is usually deep fried. Also, is baked. Served with yogurt-garlic sauce.
However I cook on pan. You can serve as a snack for afteernoon tea-time or sometimes for dinner on side.
If you ask me, great for the breakfast! :)

We love it with feta or mozzarella cheese.

4 green zucchini (grated)
1 onion (grated)
1 egg and 4 egg whites or 3 eggs
1 tbsp dry mint
2 tbsp dill(finely chopped)
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp flour
1/4 cup milk

Mix all the ingredients. Heat the pan. Pour 1 tablespoon of mixture.
Cook on each side until golden brown. Brush with vegetable oil and serve!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

pierogi with mushroom filling

This traditional Polish dish recipe
came from my friend Marianna,

d e l i c i o u s !


16 0z mushrooms (finely chopped)
2 tsp olive oil
1 large onion (finely chopped)
3 tablespoons bread crumbs,
salt, pepper

2 cups of flour
1 egg
1/2 cup water

Put the olive oil to frying pan. Add mushrooms and onions and cover.
Cook over medium heat about 30 minutes.
Add bread crumbs, salt, pepper and mix well

Make the dough by mixing the flour, egg, water and salt.
Roll out the dough until 1/8 inch thick.
Cut 2 inches circles with a cookie cutter.
Place a teaspoon of filling in center of every circle.
Fold over the half moon shape and gently seal the edge.
Put some water in the pot. Cook 3-4 minutes in boiling water.

Thank you Marianna,
We ate for lunch today , yum...

(I served with melted butter)

Friday, January 18, 2008

Turkish Red Lentil Soup

easy to make, cheap and freezes well,
increase your energy, good sauce of iron.
You can use yellow split peas instead
1 lb. red lentils
1 onion (chopped)
1 carrot (sliced)
1 potato (peeled and cubed)
1 tbsp tomato puree
6 cups water,
1 tablespoon flour
2 tablespoon butter
salt, black pepper and paprika

Pick over and wash lentils. Put the lentils, onion, potato and carrot in a large thick-bottomed
pan(or a pressure cooker) and add water. Cook until they are all tender.
Liquidize in a blender. Put the mixture back in the pan. Add salt, black pepper.
In a saucepan put the butter and melted. Add flour and stir with a wood spoon 2-3 minutes than
add this mixture and tomato puree to the soup.
Cook 10-15 minutes more.
Sprinkle with paprika and serve!

That is one of my childhood favorites. My mom used to make for all of us!

tips: It is tasty! But some of us don't eat lentils.
Lol, lentils give real bad gas and intestinal cramp.
I put a teaspoon baking powder when the lentils are boiling, it works! ;)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

spinach omelet with cheese

Good start!

Less cooked spinach and reduced fat ingredients...This is our favorite breakfast.

1 large egg and 3 large egg whites
1/4 cup milk(reduced fat)
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup spinach (finely chopped)
Mozzarella cheese(sliced or shreded) and crushed feta cheese (low fat)
Turkish crushed red pepper, salt

Combine eggs, milk, flour, spinach, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
Pour mixture in a pan.
Heat over medium heat.
Cook until bottom is lightly browned. Place mixed cheese on one half and fold over other half to cover. With a large spatula flip omelet and cook other side.
Transfer omelet to the platter. Brush with the oil and serve !

tips: You can make with chopped brocolli, bell pepper, mushroom and peas.

Monday, January 7, 2008

cheesy stuffed portobello

If you like mushroom, here is a recipe which is very easy to prepare. Serve as an appetizer or anytime needed a healthy snack !

Ingredients: (serves 2)

2 portobello mushrooms,
1 cup cheese (shreded mozzarella, cheddar and
ricotta or crushed feta cheese mix)

1 eggs,
Olive oil, minced garlic, black pepper, crushed red pepper, oregano

Brush the mushrooms with the olive oil.
Bake them in a preheated oven(400) for 10-15 minutes.
Mix rest of the ingredients in a small bowl and
pour on the mushrooms.
Put them back in the oven until the cheese is golden.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

zeytinyagli biber dolma(stuffed bell pepper in olive oil)

Green pepper is commonly used but
I love to put all colored pepper together!
My mom used to stuff a few tomatoes too!

Brightly colored bell pepper, whether green,
red, orange or yellow are excelent souce of
vitamin C & A and very powerfull antioxidants.

8 green peppers or colored bell peppers
(suitable for stuffing)
1 1/2 cup rice
2 onions (finelly chopped)
1/2 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon mint
1 tablespoon pine nuts
2 tablespoon currant
1 bunch dill

2 teaspoon sugar
1 cup water
fresh lemon juice

Put the olive oil, onions in a pan
Cook untill the color of the onions change
Add chopped tomatoes. Stir gently until the tomatoes wilt
Add rice, water, pine nuts, black pepper, sugar,
salt, mint, dill and cook for 15 minutes
Remove from heats
Cut off the top of the peppers and remove all seeds
Stuff the peppers (not to stiff)
Add water, salt and cook until rice is soften
Remove from the heat
Serve in room temprature
or after refrigerate if you can wait ;)

tip: goes great with fresh lemon juice also ,
you can add mussell (15 edible) to stuffing. yummmm!


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