Laghman, or noodles with vegetables and spices (Uyghur)

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Black-eyed bean soup (Trinidad)

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Tavë me presh, or leek casserole (Albania)

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“Carne” Mechada, or seitan and black beans in tomato sauce (Venezuela)

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Armjanskij sup chechevicy, or lentil soup with dried apricots (Armenia)

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