Tea glorious Tea……

One of the fortunate circumstances of being a prolific reviewer is the option to review products – and have I got a wonderful set of items for you today.

If you are a fan of tea – and love to have pretty little teapots in your house for use and on display – you will want to check out these items from Tea Beyond!

The Teapot

Tea Beyond

 

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Affiyet olsun! (Enjoy your meal!) – Some photos from A Gluten Free Taste of Turkey by Sibel Hodge

Again, another recipe from A Gluten Free Taste of Turkey by Sibel Hodge, as part of the review process for I am, Indeed. More information about the book will be available on 30 January.

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Salata Sosu! Salad Dressings

Again, another recipe from A Gluten Free Taste of Turkey by Sibel Hodge, as part of the review process for I am, Indeed. More information about the book will be available on 30 January.

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Tatlı Patates ve Kabak Çorbası: Sweet Potato and Squash Soup

Again, another recipe from A Gluten Free Taste of Turkey by Sibel Hodge, as part of the review process for I am, Indeed. More information about the book will be available on 30 January.
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Patlıcan ve Biber Humus: Eggplant and Red Pepper Hummus

Again, another recipe from A Gluten Free Taste of Turkey by Sibel Hodge, as part of the review process for I am, Indeed. More information about the book will be available on 30 January.

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Calamari and Yoghurt Dip: Kalamar Limonlu ve Sarımsaklı Sos

This is one of several recipes I will post – Turkish in origin, as part of a review of the cookbook A Gluten Free Taste of Turkey by Sibel Hodge.  Review will be at I am, Indeed on 30 January, 2013  So – my other half is not quite so “experimental” in his food tastes, but he will try most things I make.  I did a batch of these as a small snack – planning to make the rest of the calamari rings the next day as a small appetizer.  I didn’t get that chance – he not only ate the squid, but he even enjoyed the dip – after he added more “heat” to it.  I could eat a plate of these, or use them in a hot-dog roll, with some lettuce and the dip as a dressing to make a little portable lunch. Continue reading

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16 December, 2012 · 10:00 am

40 Minute Chicken and Rice Soup

I assume you have heard of dump cakes – where you just toss everything in, mix and bake? Well, today I wanted soup.  And I didn’t want to go through the hours waiting for it to be “good” soup.   So, I went to the leftovers with a touch of pantry items. And in 40 minutes I had a tasty and amazing Chicken and Rice soup.

 

40 minute Chicken and Rice Soup

 

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Puttanesca Lasagne with Roasted Vegetables and Basil Oil

This is a multi-phase recipe – which also means that you can do each phase as a “part” of the whole – then when all are complete – assemble and bake.  It tastes wonderful with a nice “kick” from the Puttanesca sauce, and you don’t even miss the meat.  I tend to use “low” or no fat ingredients where possible – and I’ve shared those substitutions with you.  I also like to use the “no boil” lasagne noodles – they have a better texture and taste as they absorb the juices from the cooking vegetables, cheese and sauce.

 

Roasted Vegetable Lasagne

What you need:

1 package lasagne noodles – if using the pre-cook – prepared according to directions on package
1 24 oz. container of Ricotta ( I use no-fat ricotta and no-fat cottage cheese, mixed to measure 24 oz)
1 tsp salt
8 oz of coarsely grated mozzarella cheese
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese – about 3 oz.
Puttanesca Sauce *
Grilled Vegetables *
Basil Oil *

** is all recipes to follow.

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Summer Vegetable Stew: Vegetarian Eats

I love taking advantage of the fresh bounty available in summer.  This vegetable melange is doing just that, and works hot as well as cold, and takes about 30 minutes to make.  This dish is vegetarian inspired (I am not a vegetarian) and I do suggest side dishes and garnishes that may not fit with your diet.  But, even the confirmed and rather stubborn carnivore in my house will eat this stew and not miss the meat.

Summer Vegetable Stew

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