How to Make Easy Romanian Meatballs in a Soup

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Romanian meatballs have a well-deserved reputation and today we feature them in an easy to make soup. Throw in an array of healthy veggies such as celery, carrots and bell peppers and you have the basis for a hearty Romanian meatball soup. It’s a meal which you can dress up with a garnish or two! I find making soup one of the great pleasures of winter, especially when it is cold and windy outside. The aroma of gently simmering soup … Read More

Easy Greek Village Salad from Naxos Revisited

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It’s no secret one of the sublime pleasures of spending time in the Greek Islands is to enjoy the healthy lifestyle. Sunshine, swimming, relaxation and of course the incredibly, healthy cuisine. It’s a laid back culture and this is reflected in the food. Nothing too complex. Just simple, healthy food, including a Greek village salad. Salad is a staple, served at every meal, it is hard not to eat well in the Greek Islands when you have a healthy salad … Read More

Turkish Stuffed Eggplant Recipe

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Stuffed Eggplant is a dish you find everywhere in Turkey. And there are many regional versions of it. Indeed, we loved it so much we cooked 3 different versions of it! Dolma refers to any vegetable which is stuffed with a grain such as rice or bulgur, other vegetables and sometimes meat. And one of the most popular dolmas are stuffed eggplants. True to the guild system developed in the royal kitchens, the vegetable cooks had their own guild so … Read More

Testi Kebap Recipe

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Testi (mug in Turkish) Kebap (meat in Turkish) is basically a stew of meat, tomatoes and some vegetables. There is a high proportion of meat in this stew. The traditional method of cooking is to place the ingredients inside a sealed clay jug. The clay jug is then placed in the coals at the bottom of a tandir, which is a large clay pot oven buried in the earth. This is a traditional meal from Cappadocia. When cooked, the still … Read More

Sultan’s Delight Recipe from the Imperial Kitchen at Topkapi Palace

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This is a fantastic Sultan’s Delight recipe, you will be proud to serve it for family and friends. The recipe dates back 600 years. It originates in the Royal Kitchens at Topkapi Palace in what is now the city of Istanbul. The sultan was so delighted with this meal and the name, Sultan’s Delight, stuck. There are many variations of Sultan’s Delight. We ate it in a restaurant in Turkey and made it at home. We liked the one at … Read More

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