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Lahmejoun (Armenian Pizza)

My husband’s family is Armenian and before I met him I’d never had food like lamb, shish kabob, stuffed grape leaves or eggplant (outside of eggplant parmesan). Good thing I married into this heritage because I’ve fallen in love with his family’s cooking! This recipe, lahmejoun, is a family favorite and is essentially Armenian pizza. Lahmejoun is great sliced up as appetizers, wrapped with greens for lunch or just a snack.  My husband’s mom and grandma always have some in the freezer. At every family gathering (even after a GIANT meal) the lahmejoun is pulled out of the freezer and all the cousins go for round two. It’s become a comfort food to me that I’ve introduced to friends and family who are now also in love. Seriously, some regularly ask when I’m going to make it again!

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Eggplant Pizza

Generally, I’m a pretty efficient grocery shopper, buying what we need and using perishable items before they go bad. But, sometimes I get a little over zealous in the produce section and come home with WAY too many fruits and veggies. During squash season, I pretty much need one of every squash variety (dumpling is a favorite). I usually have plans for all the items, but the work week can sabotage cooking time. So, I have a few  recipes that help to clean out the fridge and to rescue food from being wasted. Eggplant pizza is one that makes a pretty large batch, perfect for bringing to work for lunch!

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