i went to the green city market yesterday morning. it’s a lot more fun to shop at farmer’s markets because of the varieties. for instance, they had 5 different types of eggplant to choose from. i wanted to make baba ghanoush because i was reading a thread on yelpabout someone who hates eggplant & wanted to know how to love it. i realized that i don’t cook with it enough. i decided on little striped japanese eggplants because they are the most flavorful. i think those giant italian ones are too tough to make a good dip. they are good for breading, as in eggplant parmesan, but those little ones are better for other things.

this is super easy & very healthy. only a few ingredients-lemon juice, olive oil, tahini, roasted eggplant & garlic. i toast my pita in a pan with a little butter. great!