🍆 Move over Baba Ganoush, here’s Malijano 🍆

Malijano or Malidjano is a popular eggplant spread in Macedonia. Here's my recipe for it! EGGPLANT-illustration and recipe by EDIE EATS by Edith Dourleijn

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 🍆”

Keep the doctor away: Spinach Lentil Salad with Roasted Potatoes and Nuts

Recipe Couscous salad with spinach and olives- SPINACH illustration and recipe by EDIE EATS Food Blog by Edith Dourleijn

Cook with what you’ve got, not to throw any produce, is one of my (very few!) kitchen rules. Although I can always dump leftovers on my compost pile, to me, that still feels a bit like wasting it. But what to do with a tree overhanging with fruits that you’ll never be able to eat before season’s over? Besides giving them away generously, I try to put it in any dish. And thankfully, my apples of unknown variety are great in this sensational Spinach Lentil Salad with Roasted Potatoes and Nuts with Balsamic Mayonnaise.
>> Interested in my apple tree?

Plane food can be good: Quinoa salad with radicchio and nuts

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I don’t know about you guys, but man, I do hate plain plane food. You know, the food they serve you when flying? For years, I’ve been refusing to eat it, getting the looks. But hey, the food I bring myself usually is much better, so I don’t care at all. On my recent trip to Europe* I had the best food ever. I made this Quinoa salad with radicchio and nuts and definitely will make it the next time I have to eat high in the sky.

>> You should try it too!