Aromas and Flavors from my Kitchen

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Baba Ganoush is a popular Levantine dip made from smoked aubergines. A frequent fore runner to an Arabic main course, it is delicately flavored with garlic, lemon juice and tahini, and eaten with baked pita chips, pita bread or khoobz. It is healthy, vegan, gluten free and delicious.

‘Baba’ in Arabic means ‘father’ and Baba Ganoush could be poetically translated into ‘daddy’s darling’ or ‘pampered father’.According to Middle Eastern food lore, it alludes to an elderly, toothless father – or baba – whose daughter had to mash his food because he wasn’t able to chew it. I will stick with the former translation ‘daddy’s darling’ and dedicate this deliciously healthy dip to my father.

Agirl’s relationship with her father is one of the most precious ones in her life and even when she grows up and moves on with her life she will always be a little princess in…

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