Sunday, September 29, 2013

BABA GHANOUSH (Eggplant Dip)

BABA GHANOUSH© BUSOG! SARAP! 2013

Eggplants…. eggplants….eggplants, *whisper* I love eggplants!  So it is not a big surprise that I really like Baba Ghanoush (Eggplant Dip).  I spread Baba Ghanoush on Grilled Turkish Bread and even on toasts quite liberally like a Peanut Butter Addict gone crazy.  Baba Ghanoush is also beautiful inside a rolled Lebanese bread with salad and marinated grilled meat slices. 

With this recipe I’m sharing, I made it twice as the first one have that bite/bitterness from the grilled eggplant which I don’t like.  You have to choose the oval shaped eggplants not the Lebanese eggplant (long slender ones).  Size do matter, do not choose the biggest ones… get the medium size.  Avoid old eggplants with crinkly dull soft skin it should be taut.  If you look closely to the eggplant’s bottom, you’ll see a “belly button” indentation….choose the rounder shaped as it contains less seeds.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

NUTELLA VS NUTINO

Nutella or Nutino Hazelnut Spreads, which is better?

NUTELLA© BUSOG! SARAP! 2013NUTELLA HAZELNUT SPREAD

For the past couple of years now Nutella has risen to new heights of food stardom overseas.  Everyone raves how they love it and even just thinking about Nutella makes them salivates. I for one like it but not to the point of collapsing to the ground in orgasmic food comatose every time I ate it smeared on my morning toast….lol!  If you want to read how Nutella came to be, please read this post by Tori Avey: The History of Nutella.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

TOASTED TURKISH BREAD WITH SPINACH, FETA & CHEESE

TOASTED TURKISH BREAD WITH SPINACH, FETA & MELTED CHEESE© BUSOG! SARAP! 2013

This homemade creation was inspired by a Kebab shop in Carindale.  I love it so much that I replicated their Toasted Turkish Bread filled with Spinach, Feta & Cheese and has been a favourite merienda (snack) in the TRIBE household.

What’s so good about this Toasted Turkish Bread is that once the bread gets grilled to that golden brown stage, it has this nice crunch on top & bottom but have this pillowy texture bread inside.  Simple fillings but delicious combination and what’s not to love about melted mozzarella!  Another fantastic easy recipe for you to try at Busog! Sarap!

Friday, April 19, 2013

BELVITA BREAKFAST CRANBERRY BISCUITS

BELVITA CRANBERRY© BUSOG! SARAP! 2013

I got to try the new Belvita Breakfast Biscuit flavour via “Product Talk by Nuffnang” last week and my verdict is… the new flavour is very good!  When the Belvita Breakfast came out last year, I’ve purchased a couple of boxes because they were so cheap and was personally surprised that the biscuits are tasty and have that crispy/soft texture like oatmeal cookies have.  I personally love the Fruit & Fibre and the Cranberry version is not too far off from my favourite.  So, yes… I’ve tasted all the flavours and I’m not just saying that Cranberry is good because that’s the box they’ve sent me.

Breakfast is not really my highlight of the day…. *whispers* that’s why I love Brunches (cross between Breakfast/Lunch) meals.  There are days I prefer just a cup of coffee for Breakfast and Belvita Breakfast Biscuits are good paired with my hot beverage.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Busy, busy, busy……

Hello Busog! Sarap! folks…. I’ve been MIA (Missing In Action) for the past few weeks and this is due to my never ending cooking commitments plus running the TRIBE’s household everyday hustle and bustle.  In an ideal world, I would love to be a mother who can dress up and pretty myself up early in the morning and have “a by the hour” on time schedules for the whole day but this is the real world and nope…it will never happen!  This sadly to say also apply in regards to my writing Busog! Sarap! posts, even with just me and lil’ adorable monster at home there’s no peace and quiet really.  TRIBE’s youngest addition can now climb out of his cot, wiggle himself out of his high chair restraints and climb/balance himself on the top back edges of our sofas to drool over our glass windows.  At the moment I can only do some typing/writing 1-2 hours before I go to sleep at night while the rest of the TRIBE are fast asleep, that is the only timeslot that is quiet and peaceful enough for me to think and gather my leftover sanity.

You might be all wondering what I’ve been doing lately, so to give a few glimpse of what I have done last year and this year here are some pics:

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