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Let's celebrate healthy living with delicious Turkish food and great tips for healthy living!

Seasonal, colorful fruit and vegetables; a very important part of the Turkish Cuisine

Turkish cuisine is healthy, delicious and most Turkish recipes are so easy to prepare. We use seasonal produce, and spice up, flavor our dishes using spices, olive oil, nuts and other natural ingredients.

Aromatic, fragrant spices are at the heart of Turkish cuisine to flavor our dishes

I am delighted to inform you that we have a fabulous Healthy Living and Eating Event coming up on Nov 24th Saturday, from 11am to 1.30pm. It gives me a great pleasure to partner up with Leonie Wright from Eat Wright and Eser Kilcioglu from the Pretty Little Bakery. We would like to show you that you can create easy, delicious meals – wonderful for the upcoming festive season too- that are also healthy and good for you. In addition to my Turkish cookery demonstration and Eser’s demonstration of wonderful gluten-free treats, you will be enjoying a very valuable, informative talk on Healthy Eating Tips by Leonie from Eat Wright.  Needless to say, there will be abundance of delicious food and friendly, feel good atmosphere, all through the event! If you are in the area and would like to join us, please check the details of this wonderful event at Cooking Classes or Contact me.
One of the dishes I will be demonstrating at this wonderful event is the Carcassian chicken in walnuts, whole grain bread and garlic infused olive oil sauce; A very delicious and healthy way to enjoy chicken, you can’t believe there is no cream or mayonnaise in the sauce, yet still very tasty!

Circassian Chicken, Cerkez Tavugu is a delicious and healthy garlicky, red pepper flakes and olive oil infused sauce - simply irresistable

The story of the Circassian Chicken says; during the Ottoman reign, the Sultans took a particular liking to women of Circassian origin and many were captured to serve in the harems as concubines and wives. These fair beauties delighted the Sultans and with them came this dish. Originally the dish was made with fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves, used liberally in Circassian cuisine. However the Palace chefs decided to create their own tamer version. This is a great option for a light lunch, served with a green salad and toasted bread or steamed vegetables. The left overs of wonderful dish also makes a great sandwich filler!

You can also spice up your left over chicken roast with the Circassian chicken’s walnut & olive oil sauce. No cream, no mayonnaise; but just a tasty, healthy dressing of garlic, few slices of wholegrain bread, olive oil and red pepper flakes, you can create a delicious chicken dish. How about serving this dish with the refreshing Shepherd’s Salad, Coban Salata? 

I hope these delicious and healthy dishes inspire you; as always, I would greatly appreciate if you can let me know how your experience turned out.

Best wishes for a healthy, enjoyable eating & living for us all,



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10 Responses to Let's celebrate healthy living with delicious Turkish food and great tips for healthy living!

  1. BacktoBodrum October 10, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    Good Luck with the event – I wish I’d discovered your blog before I left the UK as I was in the next county! Cicassian chicken was one of the first dishes I learnt to cook for large parties, when I had no idea I would eventually end up in Turkey – Fate?

    • Ozlem October 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

      So kind of you to stop by and how I wished that you were at the next county too!!:) It sure is fate and I am glad you are in Bodrum and enjoying – hope our roads cross sometime!

  2. Alida October 10, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    You are an expert in Turkish cuisine. All the dishes you present are professional looking and with wonderful flavours and colours. I wish you all the best for this event! Take care X

    • Ozlem October 11, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

      Dear Alida, so kind of you; that’s my passion and it is so wonderful to share; if it looks good from your end too, you made my day, many thanks! xx Ozlem

  3. Peri's Spice Ladle October 11, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    So happy to see your delicious Circassian Chicken, one of my favorite healthy recipes…its so creamy and wholesome without any of the fatty stuff. Yummy!

    • Ozlem October 12, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

      Thank you Peri, I love the Circassian chicken too 🙂

  4. deniz October 12, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    Yum! Cerkez tavugu is one of my favourite dishes!

    • Ozlem October 13, 2012 at 9:41 am #

      Tesekkurler Deniz, lovely to hear from you!:)

  5. Ozlem October 11, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    thanks for sharing the post!


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