I once created a cooking class, called 'Zen in the Kitchen'. Then wrote a book called the same. Then started the group with that name and the blog came after. All this happened in Turkish. Now is the time for the English version of it. Let's see what will cook here!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Simple, cheap, tasty

Sometimes the cheapest and the simplest ingredients are all you need, to create a tasty dish. The whole wheat for example, I purchased it from an old villager woman. It cost me less than a dollar per kilo. Onions, garlic, they're always in our pantry right? So all we need is to buy celery, red and green peppers, to make this dish. Whole wheat needs to be soaked in water for at least 4-5 hours. Then you need to boil it, as you boil dried beans. You must know how to sautee onions and vegetables, so I don't need to tell you what to do. I use virgin olive oil, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, sautee onions first, then add peppers and celery. Last, I mix all the ingredients and cook for few more minutes. That's it. Yes, I truly believe that to cook a tasty meal, you don't need fancy and expensive ingredients. Usually, it's the opposite, like the life itself. Isn't it so?

1 comment:

Patricia Scarpin said...

I think this looks delicious and agree with you - of course sometimes we feel like eating something more elaborate and complex, but simple food can be and in my opinion is delicious and comforting.