01 Mar, 2013
Will they eat it: the Baba Ghanoush edition (with other Good Eats too)
Posted by andrea tomkins in: Recipes and Food
I would like to preface this post by pointing out how fun it is to say BABA GHANOUSH.
Say it out loud a few times:
See? It even sounds fun. Here’s what it looks like:
Baba Ghanoush (also spelled Baba Ganoush) is a dip made out of roasted eggplant, sesame seed paste (a.k.a tahini) and a few other easy ingredients.
I started with a gorgeous eggplant specimen. I saw this baby in the produce aisle and it CALLED to me:
I used this recipe, and I was quite happy with the outcome. Maybe next time I’ll sprinkle some cilantro on top?
I served it as an afterschool snack. Haha! Who’s being a sneaky mom? I AM.
Here’s a tip: feed kids new foods when they’re totally famished, and gloss over the fact that it may contain something they think they don’t like. When they asked me what it was, I mumbled something about it being ”sort of like hummus.” (Well, it is, isn’t it??)
They ate, I ate, Mark ate… we were all very happy with this recipe. I would even make it again, but next time I’ll roast a few more veggies along with the eggplant. It just seemed to be a waste to fire up the oven for this one tiny thing. Know what I mean?
Now for a few Good Eats! Every Friday I’m trying to post a couple of recipes from around the web that catch my eye.
First, check out this mouthwatering recipe for spaghettini with homemade ricotta, sautéed mushrooms with sage and parsley panko crumbs by Don over at FoodiePrints:
Doesn’t that look great?
Now how about dessert? Say, lemon bars? They’re a classic, and one of my favourite desserts. These are by Candace Derickx and the recipe is posted right here.
Happy Friday everyone!
p.s. I will be taking a new direction with the “Will They Eat it” series in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!