About dilekalba

Hi guys! It's Dilek and Alba (Dilek from Turkey and Alba from Albania). We are two soul sisters out to eat the world! Just kidding. We like food and we are here to show you how we eat yummy and healthy food even on our craziest days! Hope you enjoy it!

Lemon Zest and Orange Ginger

Good Evening! 

Alba speaking!

Doesn’t that combination sound good? Lemon Zest and Orange Ginger.I love anything citric! However, tonight I am not referring to food. I am talking (am I really talking?) about my newest find! 

ImageI am completely in love with these products. I actually bought four of them because they had a good deal! (wink wink) I got a body wash and a lotion for each kind. And let me tell you friends, they are amazing. The lotion leaves your hands super soft and they don’t itch or have that burning sensation like some other lotions cause them to. And the smell, oh, it’s wonderful!

Now the body washes are just as good!  When I buy body washes I usually select them based on the scent! What else can you really look for? I don’t know. These body washes are amazing and they stay on for quite long! I smell my arms, and they smell like oranges and lemons, but not exactly. You know, just good smelling stuff!  To me anything citric smelling signifies cleanness and I love it! 

ImageBy the way you can get these at Bath and Body Works! I don’t know if they still have the deal where you buy two and get two free, but I would still buy them even at full price.  I should also say that I am cheap. So, when I say they are worth it I truly mean it!  

Ok, I have to go finish my Italian homework! 

School will kill me, but I have decided that complaining about it makes things worse. So no more complaining, even though I love exaggerating about my load of work from school. 

Buona Notte! 

~Hugs and kisses




We’re back!

Hey lovelies,

I am on a productive mode today and decided I had enough of on blog posting. So it’s as simple as this: I really enjoy writing this blog  and so does Dilek (I have permission to talk under her name). I would love to share with people what we do and hopefully someone will read it. Thus, we will be posting regularly despite the technical problems that we might encounter, because it turns out Dilek and I have no idea how most of the blog related things work. However, all you need is the will to do something and practice will eventually make perfect. Right?  I told you I was on happy, productive mood.

Dinner today consisted of a salad made of spinach, cucumbers, carrots, celery, carrots, eggplants and feta cheese on top. The eggplant dish was prepared by Mother BBB. It’s an Albanian dish and I think eggplants are my favorite vegetable! Tomatoes too. And peppers. Sometimes okra. I just can’t pick one!

Don't be fooled. That bowl is quite big.

Then, some clementines were consumed accompanied with dark chocolate. Smooth, delicious dark chocolate. I hope you mouth is watering!

By the way Sugar wanted to greet you. She has had a very relaxed Saturday. I am not aware of any days when she is not just straight up chilling though. Thus, it makes me very jealous. She doesn’t quite comprehend my jealousy.

Please, leave me alone.

I will study for my anatomy class a little more now before heading to bed. I am going to attempt to sleep early since I have to babysit early in the AM. So off I go!

That is all for tonight! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!


Hugs and kisses,


Yummy in my Tummy

Hi lovely blog of ours!
We are not able to comment on any blogs for some reason…if there is anybody out there reading this, will you pwetty pwease tell us (if you have any idea) what the heck is going on?
With that said, I would like to present to you guys my lunch <3.  Notice: The heart. The heart has a meaning. It is not a meaningless heart, must you know. It is a heart that symbolizes my (Me being Dilek) very strong and positive feelings for this salad!

GUYS!!!! It was soooooo good. OK so on a bed of lettuce, I cut a tomato, a green bell pepper and a few onions. On top of those beauties, I threw in some chick peas, feta cheese crumbles, and a spoon full of left over salsa my mom had made. Dress that thing with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. Toast a piece of whole wheat bread and put it on the side. BAM! Ladies and gentlemen, with a 100% satisfaction guarantee you guys will have yourselves a delicious and nutritious lunch looking at you. 😉

As for my dinner, I thought long and hard. I was craving something. I was craving something badly. I was craving it so badly that I couldn’t even point to what I was craving. Does that happen to any other human being other than Alba and I or are we some sort of a nut and have no idea? Time to be honest people!
After thinking for a while, I decided to make a tomato, basil, mozzarella omelet & a sparkling wawa. 😉 😉 😉 I wink 3x because it was 3x as good as a regular (regular as in just a plain egg) omelet.

A la side, I roasted a sweet potato with salt and pepper, cut a green bell pepper, and a whole wheat toast.  I will definitely be making this tomato basil mozzarella omelet again. It’s a great way to include eggs in my diet, since I strongly dislike any animal product.

I’m gonna sleep early tonight (10:25 p.m.).
Ta ta for now cupcakes!
-Dilek 🙂

To coconut or to not coconut?

Hello blog world! (This is where you guys say, “Hi Dilek!” and run to my arms to give me a big warm welcoming hug…virtually. 😉 ) Gosh, I feel like I’m in a different dimension when I am blogging. It’s nice to just talk, talk, and talk nonstop.I haven’t blogged in days because as Alba said, we both got discouraged because we were having and are still having technical difficulties. However, we decided to go beyond technicality and it’s difficulties and just keep blogging! Today started off as a bad day. I was supposed to wake up at 7 and meet Alba at her school to chill a little, relax a little, drink a little (it’s not what you think, it’s coffee :D). Say goodbye to that because…My mom said that she was going to wake me up before going to work and she never did. I know very common and lame excuse but that’s what happened. So I woke up at 8:40, laid on my bed and checked the blogs and my facebook until about 9. Hopped in the shower, got ready, and made this baby…
OATMEAL! I cooked the oats with coconut milk and chia seeds. When I use nut milks such as almond milk or coconut milk, I don’t put water in it just because I feel like the nut milks aren’t as creamy as regular milk so it’s just fine and dandy without water. I topped the bad boy with fresh figs, almonds, walnuts, almond butter, and sprinkled some coconut shreds on top. Although it was pretty tasty, I’m not sure if I like coconut milk in my oats. It made them sweeter than usual and I think I like my oats at its original taste. 😉

As for my lunch, I’m eating it right now and just tweeted a picture of it that I took from my macbook. I didn’t think it was worthy enough to go on the blog so I you know, tweet tweet. 😀 Because of the discouraged Dilek and Alba, I didn’t bring my camera with me to take pictures, but good thing I had my laptop! You can check it out if there is even the tiniest of the curiosities inside of you at: http://twitter.com/#!/TwoBaklavas

Till next time my sweet baklavas!
-Dilek :*


Hi lovlies! I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday. I have to start walking to class Spanish class soon, hence of the wordless wednesday.  Sorry the long absence, but we were getting a bit discouraged from not knowing how to work some things blog related, but we are ready to make things work!

These are some of things that I have been eating the past couple of days!

Ok, that’s it for now! If I don’t leave now I will be late for class!

Ciao and kisses,


Running late!

Hii sweet cakes!

I hope you are enjoying your Fridays! I woke up earlier than I had to today in order to squeeze in a delayed workout. I lost track of time while doing a stairs workout and ended up running late for my 10:00 AM class. I ran home washed my face, changed to dry, clean clothes and was ready to go. In the meantime my mom prepared me an egg sandwich and then she drove me to school. I was 15 minutes late to my physiology class! I was stressing in the car ride but then decided that stressing was not going to help the situation, so I put on the radio and started singing instead. It worked like a charm. I was glad I sat at the very back row of a class of 360 students because I had not taken a shower (embarrassed face).

I only had one class today and took the bus home. I had to wait for the bus for 20 minutes. THe bus was supposed to come at 11:45. I decided to check out a chinese bakery that was right in front of the bus stop while waiting. They had some delicious goodies! (Dilek remind us to go there!) So while I was being entertained by the goodies I noticed a bus stop in front of the bakery and I didn’t think it was my bus since it was only 11:40. It turns out that must have been my bus since I had to wait another 20 minutes for the next bus. It was not my fault! Lesson learned though, no checking out bakeries while waiting for the bus.

For lunch today I was craving some veggies, so I had a big salad! My dad really didn’t think I would not be able to finish it! I showed him how it’s done.

 Dinner: roasted veggies.

Conclusion made: roasted eggplants with feta cheese are my favorite food!

*****For the readers that are reading our blog, thank you! I was hoping you guys would have some advise for us!  We are having a few problems commenting on other blogs that we could previously comment on. Are we doing something wrong?

I am peacing out now. I have have to babysit tomorrow at 7:00 AM!

Have a lovely night!

Ciao and kisses,


Bak Bak Baaaaak

Hi there, Chicken Little! I definitely entertained myself with the camera during my ride to school this morning. Does anybody else think I look like a chicken in this picture? 😀These days, I have been feeling very sick for some reason. Especially in the mornings. I feel nauseous and get hot flashes. Therefore, I get me some tea. Hey, I’m not complaining…I could continue being sick all throughout the semester! 😉
Todays choice of tea was the Egyptian Chamomile. This tea works like magic, I swear. I sipped on this bad boy along with a cup of water while I worked on my group workshop for my creative writing class and voila! I was back in the game. 😛
After studying for a bit, my tummy growled at me asked if I could take her out to eat. I couldn’t break my tummy’s heart so we headed to the Macy’s food court in downtown. 😉
There, I got…some sort of a Thai curry seafood soup that contained shrimp, shellfish, veggies and Thai noodles, with a dollop of sour cream on top and a multigrain piece of bread. I also had…a Mediterranean sampler plate that contained stuff grape leaves, couscous, and red peppers.

Now, even though I love eating out, I usually don’t so much just because it get’s expensive and I can’t always find a delicious as well as nutritious place to eat everywhere. However, since the move and since school started, we neither had food that I could take to school and I had 0 determination and desire to just make it work with anything from home.

Before heading to my night class, I met up with a friend by the coffee shop by school and got an iced vanilla latte with soy milk. I think I spoiled myself enough with goodies! ….Not! 😉

P.S. As for my dinner from two nights ago…I am still pending on the recipe from mama S. I won’t have classes all day tomorrow so hopefully I’ll get it and post it by tomorrow night!

P.P.S. Thanks Alba, I appreciate the loving my poopsy bear! 😉
(Yes, we spoil each other too much.)

Big kiss from me to you!!