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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…

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Slow-Cooker Fall Soup with Chicken, Sweet Potato & Beans

I love a “set it and forget it” recipe as much as the next person, and this fragrant and hearty slow-cooker soup is just the thing for a weeknight dinner – especially in the fall!

If you typically prepare Western dishes but have bought some fresh ginger for an Asian dish or even some pepper paste from one of my Mediterranean recipes, you’ll have another use for your ingredients (before they go bad) with this recipe.  Continue Reading…

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Cacık – Tzatziki – Refreshing Cucumber & Yogurt Dip

I’d take a venture to guess most Americans know this dish by it’s Greek name, tzatziki; however, it’s also eaten quite often in Turkey where it is called cacık.

There are many different iterations of this dish that vary from house-to-house, but this is a super simple version that will take 5 minutes to prepare! Continue Reading…