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Coskun Piper-Balta

Greek green bean and olive oil stew

Ingredients 1 onion 100 g olive oil 1 clove(s) of garlic 1 teaspoon(s) granulated sugar 500 g potatoes 1 heaping tablespoon(s) tomato paste 50 g white wine lemon zest, of 1 lemon 400 g canned tomatoes 300 g water 1 vegetable bouillon cube 1 kilo green beans, fresh or forzen 1/3 bunch mint 2 spring onions 1/3 bunch parsley salt pepper To serve   200 g feta cheese, optional 1 tablespoon(s) oregano, dry 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil 3-4 slices bread Method Place a pot over high heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Coarsely chop the onion and add to...

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Coskun Piper-Balta

Tomatoes Simmered in Olive Oil with Cotija

INGREDIENTS2 large or 3 small heirloom tomatoes (about 1 lb.)1 tsp. Diamond Crystal or ½ tsp. kosher salt2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced½ red Fresno chile or jalapeño, thinly sliced, loose seeds discarded⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil⅓ cup pitted green olives (such as Picholine), coarsely chopped2 Tbsp. chopped oregano2 tsp. red wine vinegar1½ oz. Cotija cheese, feta, or ricotta salata (salted dry ricotta), coarsely crumbledToasted or fresh bread of your choice (optional)RECIPE PREPARATIONPlace a wire rack inside a large rimmed baking sheet. Core tomatoes by cutting out a small cone-shaped wedge from around stem. Slice tomatoes in half from top...

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Coskun Piper-Balta

Jicama Fries

Jicama fries are so delicious. They make a great keto alternative to starchy French fries and they are VERY easy to make!The more I stay on my low-carb diet (almost nine years now!), the more I realize that almost any “forbidden” food has a tasty low-carb alternative. These delicious fries are a great example. They make a wholesome and tasty alternative to French fries.When I started making this recipe, back in 2014, I had to peel and slice the jicama. It’s not exactly difficult to do, but I’m still grateful that now my life is easier than ever – I...

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Benefits of olive oil for the skin and face

Benefits of olive oil for the skin and face

Some of the potential benefits of olive oil for the skin include: 1. Antioxidant content Extra virgin olive oil may help prevent premature signs of aging on the skin.Olive oil acts as an antioxidant, which is a substance that prevents oxidation. Oxidation is a process that can produce free radicals, which are chemicals that can potentially damage cells and may contribute to cancer development.When applied to the skin, antioxidants may prevent premature aging. Also, some research suggests that putting olive oil on the skin after sun exposure may fight off cancer-causing cells. 2. Vitamin content Olive oil contains the fat-soluble...

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