For some time I have been following the Vegan Wednesday and now I decided to participate. Since I’m in Istanbul I don’t eat vegan food every day, but I would like to eat vegan every Wednesday. For the ones who never heard about the activity, it should show how diverse vegan food in the everyday life can be. Therefor people are documenting what they’re eating the whole Wednesday, one blogger is collecting the posts and picture and is pinning it on Pinterest. If you’re interested you can visit the Facebook page and Pinterest:
Yesterday was a lazy day for me because it was a national holiday, 91th Anniversary of the foundation of Turkish Republic. No class at the university and it was rainy whole day, perfect weather to stay at home.
For my late breakfast I had roasted bread, smoked Tofu (which I brought from Germany), cucumbers, olives, kızılcık ekşisi (cornelian cherry jam), one mandarin and of course black tea.
Later in the afternoon I had a snack, with one of my favorite fruits here in Turkey, the pomegranate. I found an easy way to open it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VGvo_S78BQ I also had mixed nuts, which I bought at the weekly market and black tea with cinnamon.
For dinner I ordered some food, there are not so many vegan options in the Turkish cuisine, but a really good one is Çiğ Köfte. The name means raw meatball and it is a specialty of southeastern Turkey, originally it was made from meat, but nowadays the version without meat is more common due to health regulations. The vegan Çiğ Köfte are made from Bulgur, onions, tomato and pepper paste and many spices. They’re eaten rolled in a lavash bread, with salad, rocket salad, parsley, lemon juice, nar ekşişli sos (pomegranate syrup) and a hot sauce.
I hope you all had a great Wednesday!
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