Saturday, January 15, 2011

Loving Mediterranean Breakfast

Breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day. And Turkish people do live by it everyday. One can survive with just one meal a day - it has to be breakfast.

At a minimum, a typical Turkish breakfast is served as:
  •  Tomato 
  • Cucumber
  • 2-3 types of olives 
  • 2-3 types of cheese
  • 3-4 types of naturally preserved jams
  • 3 minuted boiled eggs 
  • lots of bread
  • lots of servings of Turkish tea 
Serving salami, sausage or hot dog is usually practiced once (once!) a week.

one of the breakfast we enjoyed for 23 days

Everything our body needs.

It's just a lot of adjustment for a Pinay like me to eat this over a period of one week. My body kept shouting "WHERE'S THE RICE AND MEAT?!" But I could really feel the difference in my body, skin, reduced weight and how easy for me to stay awake and perform the daily routines of vacations.

After two weeks of having this breakfast, my body got used to the healthy living. Sighs but after going back from vacation - how easy it is to go back to turkey slices, beef bacon and sausages.

More breakfast pictures  - oh the joy we are missing!

First day of 2011 breakfast with extended family

January 1, 2011 with Miray and Nilay Demirkol

Breakfast the day we left Istanbul
Turkish pancake - we put the egg, jam or meat here and we roll it up! yum!

Simit - the very infamous Turkish bread - doughnut shaped bread with sesame seed

As much as I love Tapsilog, I have to admit that this is healthier. ;)

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