Category Archives Turkey

Turkish Chickpea Grain Salad

This bright and refreshing grain salad bowl comes together in fifteen minutes flat, making it perfect for those hectic weeknight dinners. Packed with plant based protein and fiber from chickpeas, healthy whole grains from the couscous, vitamin C from the lemon juice and tomatoes, and beneficial monounsaturated fats from the olive oil, this recipe is a health homerun. Feel free…

Turkish Style Kebab

Traditionally a Turkish dish, Döner kebab has become popular the world over, mostly as a late night street food. Normally cooked on a vertical rotisserie, this recipe allows you to make an equally delicious version at home. With a few simple tweaks, this recipe becomes healthier and lighter, while keeping its savory, satisfying flavor. Grass-fed meat contains more heart healthy…

turkey chickpeas

In Turkish cuisine, it’s quite common to enjoy a main meal that doesn’t include meat. This vegetarian-friendly dish incorporates eggplant, olive oil, lemon, yogurt, and walnuts, all classic Turkish ingredients. Roasted chickpeas add a welcomed crunch and healthy dose of high-quality protein, with yogurt and walnuts also providing a protein boost. Serve this with a lightly dressed arugula salad and…

Istanbul Basilica Cistern

For the next stop on our healthy tour around the world, we find ourselves in the vibrant and historic city of Istanbul. From ornate and centuries-old mosques and churches to lively restaurants and art galleries, Istanbul has rightfully earned its name as the ‘City of World’s Desire.’ Located between Europe and Asia, the city provides a beautiful juxtaposition of these…

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