Roasted Eggplant Dip

I started making this dip a few years ago when I had a fridge drawer full of vegetables and I needed a recipe that used a lot of them! To my delightful surprise, my kids wanted to skip the pita chips and just get a spoon! Something about the sweet red bell peppers, roasted garlic and tomato paste and the overall creamy texture of this dip makes it appealing to adults and kids alike. This is a great dish to bring to a party and can easily be made ahead of time. 

Eggplant Dip Before

Eggplant Dip After

 

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Peppery Chicken Stew

I have been making this West African-inspired stew for about 10 years now, and it is truly the #1 most-asked-about-near-the-microwave-at-work dish. My former coworker and friend, Cristina, will be so excited to have this recipe now! There is something about the wafting aroma of the peppers, curry, cumin, and peanuts that makes everyone take a warm, deep breath and want to dig in! I serve it over steamed jasmine rice and top it with crunchy unsalted peanuts. You can up the spice level with extra cayenne, but I keep it mild for the kids right now.Try it and make your coworkers jealous.

A pan full of happiness. This dish is for those of you who love bold flavors!

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