Inspiration is a crazy thing.
One day I have no clue what to cook or write for this blog. On another I have ideas piling up.
Inspiration for this blog and the recipe for Malijano came when I went to a local International Food Market (South Bay’ers: go there!) to do the groceries for a cooking demo I was about to give that night. Besides the things on my shopping list, I also needed an idea for a small dish to demonstrate while my pilaf (not this one) was getting ready on the stove. Continue reading “🍆 Move over Baba Ganoush, here’s Malijano 🍆”
As a cooking instructor I like it when people listen to me. Follow my guide and instructions. At the same time I tell them not to listen too much to me. It has not really something to do with this recipe for the Turkish classic Imam bayildi, but in a way it does.
Imam bayildi is one of my all time Summer favorites. Ever since I learned to make these vegetarian, damn, vegan even, stuffed eggplants in 2006, I make them multiple times per Summer. They’re that good!
>> Let’s head over to the recipe
How one word can tell a life story. And its ending.
It gave me enough reason to reconsider my usual recipe for Baba Ganoush, the famous Mediterranean eggplant spread.
>> Curious how one let to another?
Leaving out meat or fish of your daily meals isn’t that difficult. This veggie burger made from eggplant and duqqa will prove it. I promise!
> >> Let me show how!
The French dish Tian is a kind of a gratin but then upright. And without the potatoes. Oh, and I don’t do eggs in my gratin. Well, thankfully it is as great! Maybe because I put some lavender in it for a real Provençal feel?
>> Let me show you how I make it!