Tag Archives: eggplant

Eggplant ‘Cheesecake’ – When a Cake is not a Cake

Is it really a cheesecake?  A frittata?  A quiche?  Whatever you call it, it is delicious.  I am in love with Yotam Ottolenghi cookbooks.  I own all four now, the latest being Plenty More, the following up of his last veggie cookbook, Plenty.It’s really a misnomer to call this recipe a cake, because I almost […]

Smoky Eggplant Puree with Urfa Pepper and Pine Nuts

I discovered this beautiful pepper flake in my cookbook travels – Urfa chili flakes from Turkey and then perused the internet and cookbooks trying to find ways of using it in recipes.  This recipe is from Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean by Ana Sortun.  I have made baba ganouj, a middle eastern eggplant dip […]

Moroccan Eggplant-Tomato Salad

Back in Morocco; I want to share with you another of the typical salads.  Eggplant was a popular ingredient in many of  the assorted salads courses we had, and this one was one of the first tried on our travels (see Part 1 of my Moroccan Food-alogue). I found this delicious and colourful eggplant salad recipe in […]

Cold Outside…Cooking Middle Eastern Inside!!

Welcome to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada! Temperatures hovering around -27C (about -15F) all day and it’s a good day to try out some new recipes! Fortunately, I discovered while searching online, this wonderful chef, Yotam Ottolenghi, who resides in London, England who creates great Middle Eastern recipes and I couldn’t wait to try a couple of these […]

Moroccan Eggplant

This eggplant dish looks as good as it tastes!  I was given these guidelines from a lovely Moroccan lady and I  adjusted the seasonings to my taste. Slice 2 purple eggplants about one quarter inch thick into disks, sprinkle with extra virgin olive oil and sea salt onto a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees […]