1 tbsp minced fresh cilantro /parsley, for garnish
Extra virgin olive oil, topping
A handful of pomegranate seeds for topping
Pierce the eggplant with fork all over. Roast over fire
until the skin is charred and the flesh has collapsed a little bit. Put
the charred eggplant in a bowl and cover (you can also use a bag) to sweat
the skin off while cooling.
Cut the top off the head of garlic, oven roast it for
about 25-30 minutes until the pulps are soft. Remove from skin, mash.
Gently remove and discard the charred skin from the roasted
eggplant and place the flesh in a bowl along with the mashed garlic.
Add tahina, fresh lemon juice, cumin, salt, pepper and
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil to the bowl.
Use a fork and/or spoon to mash together the mixture,
using firm pressure to break up the roasted garlic, and any stringiness of
the eggplant. Mix until well combined.
Taste the dip. Add additional tahina, lemon juice, salt
or pepper, if desired.
Drizzle the surface of the dip lightly with extra virgin
Garnish with cilantro or parsley, toasted cumin seed
and pomegranate seeds.
Serve as a dip with pita bread, cut vegetables crudites or chips. If
you prefer a cold dip, chill in the refrigerator prior to garnish. Store
refrigerated in an airtight container.
Note : Baba Ganoush is also known as Mutabel in some places. It is sometimes refered to as poor men's caviar,
This two made me smile when they greeted me with a hello as I walked past them at the bus stop right outside their school couple of days ago.
Well you see, no kids has done so to me in over twenty years, apart from my former students. Not only they won't say hi to family members or friend, let alone strangers, most kids will just answer with a grunt whenever I greet them.
And then I noticed what they were up to, instead of being glued to a gadget, this two chose to play a real card game and enjoy real human interaction. There's still hope in these kids after all.
p/s: they got really excited when I asked to take photos of them and started posing. I told them just to relax and keep on playing. It's UNO they are playing by the way, less someone gets ideas.
Heaven on Earth We found this special place Beyond the turbulence of anguished thought, Beyond the vexations of bitter hearts, Beyond yesterday's regret, Beyond the grip of tomorrow's worry, Beyond the allure of utopian dreams. We found this special place within, Where pride intrudes not on the soul of love, Imposes not on another's sacred journey, Accepts silently the right to be right, Respects humbly the right to be wrong, Awaits not for the wrong to be righted. We found this special place together After the turbulence of anguished thought faded, After the vexations of bitter hearts perished, After surrendering yesterday's regret, After giving away tomorrow's worry, After the allure of utopian dreams Drove us to our knees in forgiveness.