September 2014


Nothing says summer like eggplant and tomatoes, and nothing says wonderfully flavorful Indian food like this recipe. Baingan Bharta is a very common dish in India during the warm seasons.  It has a smooth, creamy texture, and tastes somewhat like a Middle Eastern Bhabaganoush with much more flavor.  At our home, baingan bharta is definitely a go-to dish in the summer season because it is just so delicious and fantastically easy to make.  If you’ve ever had this dish at an Indian restaurant, making it at home with homegrown, organic vegetables (or from a farmer’s market) really takes it to a different level. You’ll want to eat this one night after night. Don’t forget to make extra to share with neighbors and friends too!

Purnamadah Purnamidam
Purnat Purnamudachyate
Purnasya Purnamadaya
Purnameva Vashishyate
Om shanti, shanti, shanti

– Isha Upanishad
written in 500 BC

That is the whole, this is the whole;
From the whole, another whole becomes;
Take away the whole from the whole,
The whole remains.
Om. Peace! Peace! Peace!