Wild Rice Salad recipe

4 cups cooked wild rice
1 cup diced celery
2 green onions, sliced thin
1 1/2 cups fruit (dried, fresh, frozen or canned)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons vinegar
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1. Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl.
2. Refrigerate salad for at least an hour before serving so flavors blend.
3. Bake in a medium-sized, covered casserole dish at 350 degrees F. until
steaming hot, about 45 minutes. Or, heat on low in a covered skillet until
steaming hot.
4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2-3 hours.
Tip: Choose canned mandarin oranges or pineapple, chopped apples or
pears, grapes, raisins, or dried cranberries. Try adding 1/2 cup nuts like
walnuts or pecans, 1 cup frozen peas, 1 cup diced/cooked chicken, or a
can of water chestnuts, drained.
8 servings, 3/4 cup each

Won Tons recipe

1 cup cooked ground chicken
1 1/2 cups (1/4 head) shredded cabbage
1/2 cup (1 medium) shredded carrot
1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger or 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Pinch of cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
24 won ton wrappers
Combine cooked meat and chopped vegetables in a large bowl.
Combine spices, cornstarch, and oil in a small bowl.
Add spice mixture to meat and vegetables and mix well.
Place 1 tablespoon of mixture in the center of each won ton wrapper.
Brush edges with egg white or water.
Fold wrapper diagonally so corners line up and press edges together tseal.
Bring the bottom two corners together and pinch to close.
Steam 6-7 minutes.
Refrigerate leftovers within 2-3 hours.

Zucchini Tomato Bake recipe

2 pounds zucchini (about 4 cups sliced)
3 tablespoons chopped onion
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 cups canned tomatoes with juice or 2 cups fresh sliced tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated cheese (try cheddar, mozzarella, or parmesan)
1. Wash zucchini and cut into 1/4-inch slices.
2. In large frying pan, cook onion in oil on medium heat until tender.
3. Add zucchini to onions and cook for 5 minutes.
4. Add tomato and seasoning; cook 5 more minutes.
5. Put mixture into an 8 x 8 square baking dish and sprinkle with cheese.
6. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 20 minutes.
7. Refrigerate leftovers within 2-3 hours.

Turkish Cuisine

Aside from the plethora of cultures in which Turkey is renowned of, it can also take pride of its rich culinary inheritance. Turkish food is regarded as one of the world's great cuisine along with Chinese and French cuisines. The tourists who are travelling to Turkey are lucky to discover not only her natural beauties, historical and archeological sites but also savor her food heritage as well.

History states that it was during the height of the Ottoman Empire’s reign when the formula of Turkish cooking extended into Eastern Europe, Egypt, and Inner Asia. Over the centuries, Turkish cooking and ingredients spread throughout the Middle East. Some of the greatest influence from Turkish cuisine includes yogurt salads, fish in olive oil, stuffed vegetables, and honeyed desserts. This is why to eating Turkish food can be equated to dining on centuries old recipes which are refined though time.

In addition to being a refined outcome of centuries of practice, Turkish cuisine is of pure quality. The beauty of Turkish cooking lies in its affordable recipes, use of ingredients which are easily identifiable and can be acquired fresh, and the ease of cooking techniques used. The simplicity of the recipes along with the use of quality ingredients guarantees the production of delicious and healthy meals. The dishes are also presented simply with no excessive decorations, but they look delectable nonetheless.

Turkish cuisine has lots of specialties and variations. When dining in restaurants, ask for the region’s specialties, and you will not be disappointed. Take for example Adana in Southern Turkey, it is well-known for "Adana kebab"—a spiced minced meat. Kebabs are dishes of plain or marinated meat and are either stewed or grilled. Istanbul is known for its appetizing "midye" or pilaf stuffed mussel meze. Mezes are appetizers used mainly to stimulate the desire for food before the meal proper. In the Black Sea region, they have a palatable dish of rice and small fish called "Hamsili pilav". "Pilav" is a rice dish which is not easy for to prepare for an inexperienced cook. Turkish sweets such as "sutlac", "helva", "kazandibi" and "asure" are also famous all over the world, but the best-known are "baklava" and "kadayif" pastries. Most of these luscious sweets have milk as the essential ingredient.

If you are interested in ethnic foods that are both healthy and delicious, come and try the Turkish Cuisine.