Here are some warm variety of entrees inspired or taken from the Turkish and mediterranean cooking. What I like about the Turkish cuisine is the way we use meat in our daily cooking, Animal protein is actually an important part of the daily nutrition need , however the excess consumption of meat in today's world does more harm than good to our health. The grill and burger culture plays an important role in high cholesterol values. In our culture , excluding kebabs , we use meat in smaller quantities general cooked with veggies. The veggies and legumes are larger in the portion and most of the time a pot of vegetable dish that could serve up to 6 portions has less than 1/2 pounds of ground beef.