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THIS BREAD DOESN’T MAKE YOU FAT!

‘Do you never eat bread?’ I am often asked agasped. Of course I do! But I don’t eat the white one. I prefer bread made with wholewheat flour, nuts, seeds, fruit or veggies. This keeps you longer satisfied and tastes better anyway. ‘How many slices of bread do you eat a day?’ is the next question coming right up. I eat maximum one slice and …

HALLOWEEN CHEESECAKE

I had planned to cook something with pumpkin ever since I got it from the Farmer’s Market last week. I have always loved this fruit. Yes right, from a botanist’s perspective it is a fruit because it is a product of a seed-bearing flowering plant. But from a culinary perspective, I would rather categorise pumpkins as a vegetable. Anyways, I love to use pumpkin in soups, …

ASHURE: PERFECT PRE-WORKOUT SNACK

Ashure is a Turkish dessert also known as Noah’s Pudding. Legend has it that Noah had spent weeks on the ark. His water and food supplies had dwindled, so he decided to throw bits of everything he had left on the ship into one pot. The result is a wonderful dessert which happens to be a perfect pre workout snack. Most traditional recipe sites suggest …

ZUCCHINI BOATS

Those zucchini boats are super popular in our family, everyone loves them. Good news is that they are also very easy to prepare and of course, healthy. Zucchini peak season is June through late August so now is the perfect time to try this green summer squash dish. All you need is 4 ingredients and 10 minutes. This is what you should shop to get …

FATFREE GUILTFREE SPINACH PASTRY

In Turkey, there is absolutely no way you can avoid ‘börek’, a pastry filled with spinach and feta cheese. It is literally served on every occasion: you will find it on the breakfast table, at dinner, on the birthday buffet or in your tray on the Turkish Airlines flight. Prepared the traditional way, börek is super heavy because it is stuffed with butter. I decided …