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Janice Yucel

Food For Thought/ Health

Ingredient Spotlight: The Almighty Garlic

Garlic is a staple – if not THE staple – in our kitchen. I was raised by an avid garlic eater, and then married one (thankfully). My husband used to tell me my “natural smell” was garlic. Flattering, right? Garlic is a common ingredient across numerous cultures. With mostly Korean and Turkish influenced recipes found on this website, you’ll find it in almost all of the savory dishes I’ve shared.  In…

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Dairy-Free/ Gluten-Free/ Main Course/ Turkish - Mediterranean

Turkish Pumpkin and Beef Stew – Kabaklama

This hearty stew has savory, spicy and sour notes that will leave your tastebuds happy. It’s an Eastern Turkish dish called “kabaklama,” a wonderful meal to enjoy in the fall and winter. I love carving pumpkins at Halloween with the kiddos, but I always save one to to make kabaklama (and maybe even a dessert with any leftover pumpkin).…

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