Friday, January 31, 2014

Baked Aubergine Pizza with garam masala

#BakedAubergine #BakedEggplant #EggplantPizza #Snack #GameFood

I have been planning to post since afternoon, but there was a bunch of things that had to be taken care of and some pending photo shoots, am so glad it’s all done and I have the weekend to myself.   There was a time when I did not understand anything about photography, it was Latin and Greek to me…Anything to do with the DSLR was my husband’s department. He liked photography, and I did not know anything about it, it was perfect. Things have changed, now I instruct my husband to stop shooting in program mode. He’s an amazing photographer and his angles and frames are very aesthetic and he uses light to his advantage, but when in a hurry, he loves and swears by the program mode and it bothers me no end. The other thing that bothers me is auto white balance. I could not have imagined  myself saying this two years ago. It really amuses me when he watches me shoot, he cannot understand why I keep staring into the frame for so long before I hit the shutter, am sure am not really cut out for action or sports photography. Lol! 

I remember about 5-6 years ago, I was searching for something that could quench my creative urges, I tried sketching and pastels, even thou I enjoyed it a lot, I did not feel passionate about it. I think I might have found it in photography,  I may not be that good, but my heart is in it. Blogging has really helped me bring together all my skills. My husband often asks me, “don’t you get bored looking at food pictures and blogs all day"…actually sometimes I wish I had an extra pair of eyes, there are so many talented people who inspire me. You will see me on my iPhone multiple times in a day, chatting, texting my photographer friends. We share jokes, that only we understand, and I catch myself chuckling away on my iPhone. I am telling you, take my phone away, someone. Jeez, I almost feel like am rambling and I don’t even drink…lol! (imagine if I did) 

#BakedAubergine #BakedEggplant #EggplantPizza #Snack #GameFood
Aubergine as the call the eggplant in France (I was recently told this) is one of my favorites, actually I really do not have any vegetable I dislike, well probably brussel sprouts is the last thing I will eat, but other than that.  I just dig this recipe, it’s healthy, delicious and easy to put together. 

#BakedAubergine #BakedEggplant #EggplantPizza #Snack #GameFood

1 eggplant sliced in circulars (image above)
1 cup marinara sauce 
1 small onion diced
handful of baby spinach torn
3-4 tbsp of paneer finely diced
handful of cherry tomatoes cut in half or quarters
2 tbsp olive oil
cilantro for garnish
Parmesan just a little 

1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp chilli flakes
fresh ground pepper to taste
salt to taste

Brush olive oil on both sides of the eggplant slices and bake for 5 min at 300 F. In the mean time mix the garam masala to the marinara sauce. Bring out the eggplant slices and add the marinara sauce, and the toppings, garnish with black freshly ground pepper, and bake at 300F for 8-12 min till the eggplant is roasted well and not raw, prick a toothpick or knife to check. If the eggplant is tender it will take a shorter time, if not it might be longer.  Add grated parmesan and keep in over for a min or two. Serve hot, oh almost forgot garnish with cilantro (fresh) 

#BakedAubergine #BakedEggplant #EggplantPizza #Snack #GameFood

#BakedAubergine #BakedEggplant #EggplantPizza #Snack #GameFood
#BakedAubergine #BakedEggplant #EggplantPizza #Snack #GameFood
Great snack for the game this weekend! Am not much of a sport fanatic…just saying !

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