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brendonnn
Sep 18th, 2008, 03:55 AM
I work in the ESL department at my university and the Turkish students invited me to their home for some traditional Turkish food. They know I am vegan and wanted me to bring something.

Does anyone know of something delicious I could make?

brendon :)

Korn
Sep 18th, 2008, 04:23 AM
Hi!


According to Vegetarian Turkish Cooking (http://www.amazon.com/Vegetarian-Turkish-Cooking-Turkeys-Classic/dp/1583940383/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1221704549&sr=8-1), many Turkish recipes need no change at all since they already are vegan.

Here are some...

Vegan Turkish Lentil Soup (http://www.care2.com/greenliving/turkish-lentil-soup-vegan-recipe.html)
Vegan Turkish Pilaf with Pistachios and Chickpeas (http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2008/05/turkish-pilaf-with-pistachios-and.html)
Vegan Turkish Tomato Mint Salad (http://www.vegan-food.net/recipe/280/Turkish-Tomato-Mint-Salad/)
Veganizing turkey (http://swellvegan.wordpress.com/2008/03/11/veganizing-turkey/)
'Vegan Turkish delights' (http://www.vegsoc.org/news/2001/turkish/recipes.html)
Vegan Dolmas (http://eatpeaceplease.blogspot.com/2006/02/dolmas.html)
Vegan Turkish Pilaf (http://www.vegan-food.net/recipe/279/Turkish-Pilaf/)
Vegan, Turkish Style Zuccini With Fresh Herbs (http://www.vegan-food.net/recipe/583/Zucchini-with-Fresh-Herbs-Turkish-Style/)

RubyDuby
Sep 18th, 2008, 05:58 AM
since they already know about turkish food maybe they'd prefer if you brought something traditional for you?

fondducoeur
Sep 18th, 2008, 06:52 AM
That lentil soup sounds delicious.

Korn
Sep 18th, 2008, 10:14 AM
since they already know about turkish food maybe they'd prefer if you brought something traditional for you?
From the title, it seems that he wanted something vegan/Turkish to offer these people, but I agree - since they know Turkish food already, why not offer them something entirely different? :)

brendonnn
Sep 20th, 2008, 04:32 AM
I ended up making a different dish, kisir ("turkish tabbouleh"=bulgur, tomato, onion, garlic, lemon, mint)

when some of the students ate it they thought that another turkish student had brought it, not the awkward vegan kid from kansas. : )

ellaminnowpea
Sep 20th, 2008, 04:38 AM
awesome, Brendonn. Turkish food is yummmm.