Shortly after returning from Istanbul and visiting my prima Fiorella, I sat my family down for a Turkish Breakfast. My prima taught me how to make the brunch spread, and everyone was quite impressed. Well, everyone but my super traditional grandfather who followed up by saying, "What about lunch and dinner?" ... sigh.
Turkish breakfasts are deliciously balanced! It has vegetables, fruits, carbs (bread), dairy, and the usual coffee or tea. Though tea is more common in the mornings. Here is the list of the goodies:
- French Bread: break into slices, everyone can pick a slice and eat to their liking
- Egg Scramble: displayed here is a tomato, red onion, egg blend
- Avocado: because we're in California :)
- Honey & Yogurt: to aid with digestion, honey can also be used on bread
- Butter for toast
- Cheese: displayed here is Ranchero because we're in California, but any cheese is good
- Slices of Tomato and Cucumber with a splash of salt
- Fruit like strawberries and oranges
- Tea, coffee, or lemon water
- Calamata Olives for bread or with the other foods
The best thing about this breakfast spread is that it's got all sorts of flavors. At first sight, it may not look like a lot of food, but that's the best part. You get full on the variety of flavors! Honestly, it's quite delicious, healthy, and balanced. Be sure to give the family small plates, so folks have a chance to share the food together. Cheers to healthy meals! Thank you Turkey.