Some of the blessings of Turkey: tahin, pekmez (carbob molasses) and great spices thanks to Istanbul being the cross-road for so many countries.
Traditionally made from sugar, molasses is a dark liquid that adds a distinct spicy, caramel flavor to the foods it's used in. But if you're looking for something a little different, you may consider trying a molasses made from carob or grapes. Health-wise, these two sweeteners may not add much to your diet, but molasses from carob is a slightly better choice than from grape.
Tahini, a paste made from ground sesame seeds, plays an important role in Middle Eastern cooking, adding flavor and texture. You may also use it in a variety of other cuisines. This paste offers many health benefits, including healthy macronutrients and a variety of good-for-you vitamins and minerals.
Mix pekmez and tahin and you're in for a treat!
In Winter my favourite breakfast is my black coffee brewed with cardamon, tahin + pekmez with warm flat bread.
Happy days to you all xx