Eggplant Dip (Patlıcan Babaganuş)

And here we have another side-dish. For me it’s one of those things you do when you have extra free time and just feel like treating yourself to a restaurant experience at your own dinner table. Eggplant is one of my favourite …erm plants (I’ll avoid the fruit/veggie controversy here)… but to my disappointment it doesn’t have any useful nutritional values. It does seem to contain a high amount of nicotine though…Recipe modified from this one.

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Hummus

I suppose hummus is like marmite. Either you love it or hate it. For me it’s a new and interesting taste. Not something I would devour every day but it just gets my taste buds engaged a lot. In the end you can adjust hummus for your taste, again a matter of spices. If you can’t find a ready tahini you can make one, it’s really easy. Recipe for hummus is quite standard and apart from some spices you can’t go too crazy here, my reference recipe was this one. Continue reading