Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Minted Baba Ganoush

Eggplant roasted with garlic

I just found out about Vegan Mofo which I've seen reference to in the past and thanks to my new friend Kika who alerted me this afternoon of the deadline to participate, I think I just squeaked in the door and hope to be included.  The Vegan Month of Food is basically a blogging bonanza where participants are asked to write as much as possible about vegan food during the month of November.  Apparently well over 500 people are doing this! 

My second foray into Robin Robertson's Vegan Planet is Minted Baba Ganoush which admittedly has the appearance of gray oatmeal but tastes good.  I think it could use a little more zing but since I have a minor obsession with eggplant, I polished off a good sized serving without any problem.  There were a few moments of panic when I realized I rarely buy fresh mint and wondered how crucial it was to the recipe but then someone reminded me that we have a slew of mint growing wild in the cracks between the patio stones in our new backyard!  Yay, I just popped outside for a sprig and took a picture on the deck.  


Minted Baba Ganoush

To accompany the Baba Ganoush, I also made a delicious flatbread (really! truly!) but sadly it was all eaten before I could get a decent photo.  They came out of the pan and straight into the mouths of some hungry family members.  I will make them again soon and hide a few so I can capture how appetizing they are.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks, Lee! I just learned about vegan mofo from you! I'm so impressed with how much cooking you do. The three of you are very lucky to have such delicious and healthy things to eat. And how lovely that you already have mint in your edible garden to be!

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  2. I've never made baba ganoush. But it looks really tasty and I'm always baking bread (perfect match right there), so perhaps it's time to give this dip a shot! :)

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  3. Tiffany, this would be great with fresh bread. You should give it a whirl, there are loads of recipes out there and it's very easy to make.

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  4. Lisa, it's very fortunate that all that mint is out there because it's something I never buy!

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