I read Susan at FatFreeVegan.com’s recent post about baba ganoush and her enthusiasm for it made me really want to try it. It’s super simple to make. I think it’s a taste that takes a little while to get used (for me anyway), but the more I ate the more I liked it!. Even though it gives you mega garlic breath I really enjoyed it with my celery and carrot sticks :)As I was already toasting the aubergine for the baba ganoush I thought I might as well throw some other veggies in the oven. So I also roasted some onion, courgette, cauliflower and broccoli. I know they look like kind of burnt and shrivelled, but they were soooo good! I’ve never roasted cauliflower before and I think it’s the tastiest way I’ve ever eaten it. Even Wee G liked it and he generally doesn’t like cauliflower (unless it’s in curry). I served the roasted veg over Millet and Spinach Polenta from VWAV. I also made a lazy, quick tomato sauce from a can of fire roasted tomatoes, basil and garlic.
Next night we had polenta again. This time I topped it with some pesto I whizzed up. I only added one tablespoon of olive oil and used some water to make it slightly “saucier”. It worked really well and I prefer this to a regular pesto laden with oil. And it's much lower in fat! Yay!