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Orange And Figs Salad (Recipe)

You may noticed the fresh figs, or other figs by-product you find in your local grocers are majority imported from Greek or Turkey.  There are two seasons for Turkish figs; the first or "breba" season is the first few weeks in June. The second or "new wood" season typically runs from August through October.    As we have stepped into the first day of June, I am going to share a salad recipe that uses figs as one of the main ingredient.   This Salad combines ingredients from the Mediterranean locals and the Western food markets.  This fusion dish is a perfect representation of Istanbul - a city that cross over Asia and Europe, and a city I now called home.  Enjoy! Ingredients 1 orange 2 tsp fennel...

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Eggplant Casserole (Recipe)

I love eggplant.  Much like I portobello mushroom, it is not only nutritious but also flavorful.  This is my first eggplant recipe I am sharing with you, but I can guarantee this will not be the last.    If you like eggplant, I think you will love this eggplant casserole recipe.  The combination of roasted eggplant slices, tangy tomato sauce, garlic and herbs, and served room temperature in a lasagna-like slab. One slice is so delicious in its simplicity.  This recipe is a vegetarian dish.  For meat lovers, feel free to add ground beef to the recipe. Ingredients 2 Medium Eggplants (thinly sliced) 1/2 tsp Sea Salt To taste, Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 1 Small Yellow Onion 2 cloves of Garlic, minced 1/4 tsp Crushed Red...

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