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Main Dishes

These main dishes are perfect for lunch or dinner. These recipes focus on seasonal, healthy ingredients. Many are vegan, vegetarian, or pescetarian.

Turkish Stuffed Eggplant (Karniyarik)

This fantastic Turkish recipe, called karniyarik, is stuffed eggplant with ground beef, pepper, and tomato. It's a wonderfully hearty dinner recipe. Karniyarik means "split belly" in Turkish, referencing the split of the eggplant that's stuffed with ground meat and peppers. This recipe does require several steps, but it's relatively easy and straightforward to make. If …

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Turkish Lentil Soup (Mercimek Corbasi)

This delicious Turkish lentil soup (called mercimek çorbası) is a velvety soup with loads of flavor. This hearty soup is filling and healthy - perfect for a chilly day when you want a rich bowl of warm soup. While this particular soup is Turkish, it does have similarities to other regional lentil dishes and several …

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