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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 this ingredient spotlight, we’re going to examine this pungent, delectable herb that is so very important to dishes from around the world. Continue Reading…

Dairy-Free/ Gluten-Free/ Main Course/ Recipes/ 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). Continue Reading…