Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Around the World: Turkey


This is one of the first recipes I made for the new cookbook. Last year around this same time I baked baby eggplants and filled them with lemony rice cooked with onions and tomatoes. This is part of my Turkish-inspired feast: Stuffed Eggplants, Fresh Fava Bean Salad, Mini Pita Bread, and a bite of Turkish Delight for dessert.

In the photo I surrounded the stuffed eggplants with pretty yellow pear tomatoes and garnished them with fresh dill, all from the farmer's market. It's the time of year once again when the farmer's markets are awash with eggplants and tomatoes, so keep your eyes open for baby eggplants that are just the right size to fit into your lunch box!

Link: Vegan Lunch Box Around the World.

12 comments:

SarahMichael said...

YUM. this looks delicious.

Kelly said...

Wow, I've never been a eggplant? auberguine fan but that looks good! BTW, I have a mini feed of your blog on mine and when it came up it looked for all the world like you were COOKING turky!! I did a double take lol.
But I am so buyibg some auberguine today to try that recepie :)
x

Zedral Z said...

The Turks LOVE eggplant. This looks very tasty. One of my favorite eggplant dishes is called "Imam bayildi" - The Imam Fainted. It's essentially a veggie-stuffed eggplant, cooked in olive oil (maybe that's the reason he fainted?) and served chilled. Yumyumyumyum...

The Voracious Vegan said...

This is such a great meal! I would love to find this in my lunch box, it would definitely put a smile on my face.

Mmmm....great photo!

T.M. said...

I just got back from Borders clutching my new cookbook in my hot little hands! It's fabulous...but I can't decide which thing to make first. So many great recipes. Thank you,thank you!

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Matt Gnar said...

woah. this looks delicious. mind if I steal this idea to make for my mommy? :) I need my college paid somehow :P good food is the best bribery ;)!

Millie said...

I love eggplant. I've made it so many ways that I lost count, but this looks so good that I must try it. I will look for your cookbook. BTW...I put your blog on my blogroll.

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Katie said...

Lovely! And so gourmet :)

The Apple Hill Adventurer said...

shout out to my home country!!!

stuffed grape leaves are a yummy turkish food that would be good with this too!

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