Zucchini – cucumber soup

Also this soup is a very quick soup to make! You can find zucchinis and cucumber all year around but because of the refreshing taste it is especially a good summer soup. And the vegetable earns some good points: courgette or zucchini is a very low calorie vegetables (17 calories per 100 grams). It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. Its peel is good source of dietary fiber that helps reduce constipation and offers some protection against...

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Karnıyarık (stuffed aubergines)

İ had request for my recipe of stuffed aubergines. So İ have to take the opportunity to post it here. First comes the stuffed aubergine with minced meat, called Karnıyarık (literally meaning “split belly”). The recipe for the vegetarian stuffed aubergine called İmam Bayıldı will follow soon!   What you need for 4 people: 4 aubergines/eggplants. Check out the right size, straight and not to small. The big round ones will...

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Chocolate mousse

A very old fashioned dessert but nobody refuses this absolutely delicious chocolate mousse! Actually it might be the dessert İ make most, and not for the last reason that it is also Lara’s favorite dessert! For serving; serve in separate cups, or on a plate with some good vanilla ice cream, or just some self made chocolate sauce! For 4 large portions you need: You do need a hand mixer for this recipe! 200 grams dark chocolate (İ use half...

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Etli Kuru Fasulye (Turkish white beans with lamb)

This delicious winter dish needs a little bit of planning. Personally İ normally can not decide what İ will cook the next day, but for this dish to be successful you have to soak the beans the night before, that is all actually. This recipe is often cooked with dice of lamb, but İ prefer to use 2 lamb shanks, cooked together with the beans you get such a delicious full flavor (plus afterwards the dogs are very happy with the...

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Panna Cotta with apricot coulis

A normal Panna Cotta almost turns me into a criminal, serving something so full fat. So İ adapted the pudding to a lighter version. For 4 big portions you need: for the pudding 2,5 dl cream 2,5 dl milk 50 grams of sugar 4 gelatine leaves lemon zest of half a lemon for the coulis 4 fresh apricots 1 lemon juice 2 tablespoons of sugar   Slowly bring the milk with cream to the boil, add the sugar and let it simmer for about 10 minutes....

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King Prawns

The best way to cook prawns is when they are done last minute. But you can easy prepare the sauce before hand and reheat it with the prawns just before serving. for 4 people, each has a large portion of 5 delicious prawns little olive oil 20 king prawns 1 onion, chopped 8 garlic cloves 2 large tomatoes, chopped 2 banana peppers (or alternatively a green bell pepper) in thin slices (like circles) 100 ml white wine handful parsley, finely...

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