What was it about Wedding Crashers that made the writers think it’d be funny for Isla Fisher to shout BABAGNOUSH!!! all all singsongy and meaninglessly?
It’s a delicious dip, people, move on.
In other news, we were this.close. to naming Beck Isla, even the day after she was born. The day after! We didn’t, and now Jay’s sister is about to name HER baby girl Isla, so we’re psyched to basically have picked her name. And Beck is such a Beck, there was no way that would have ever worked.
But this dip. One of our fav places in Greenville for takeout is Pita House, a Middle Eastern restaurant + grocery that is just all that and a bag of pita chips. The food is delicious, they have tons of grody-but-delicious olives in vats that people probably spit into but I don’t care, and one of my favorite things they make is babaganoush, basically eggplant hummus. No beans, but similar other ingredients. Traditional recipes call for grilling or charring the eggplant on an open flame, but we have an electric stove and the grill is broken, so these suckers got roasted, peeled, flavored, and mashed.
The end result is delicious, and this feels healthier than hummus, lighter for summer, and a vegetable! Plus lemon and garlic allegedly detox the body (so does, um, the liver), so you can chalk that up as an added benefit if it matters to you.