Salads and Side Dishes

Eggplant Salad with Roasted Red Peppers, Sun Dried Tomatoes, and Basil

The inspiration for this recipe came back in January when I was working for some of Ryan's family friends (Bob and Randy) in Los Angeles. My job description was to organize their home office and do some administrative things, and it quickly turned to personal chef for their weekly Shabbat dinners after about two days.… Continue reading Eggplant Salad with Roasted Red Peppers, Sun Dried Tomatoes, and Basil

Main Courses

Eggplant Napoleons

I'm still on my "summer is here!!" bug, which means sunshine and grill time as much as I can. A poor weather spring can do that to you I guess. I get out of work and sprint home to get out and lay by the pool. I was spoiled this year living in climates with… Continue reading Eggplant Napoleons

Appetizers

Grilled Baba Ganouj

Baba what? Baba ganouj (gan-oosh) is a delicious Middle Eastern appetizer made of roasted eggplant, tahini, and lemon juice. It's similar to hummus, but the pungent roasted eggplant gives it a really special taste. I love it. It's also a nice alternative to hummus because it's lower in calories, carbohydrates, and fat. If you are… Continue reading Grilled Baba Ganouj