After taking the photo, I realized that eggplant curry is not exactly the most photogenic food in the world. Cupcakes and muffins look darling and chicken appropriately browned can appear pretty appetizing, but curry on its own isn't exactly the prettiest sight to behold. Luckily, my attempt at Indian cuisine wasn't too bad. I got the recipe off of allrecipes.com and substituted fresh ginger and garlic in place of ginger garlic paste. Next time, though, I think I'd be better off using the paste so that the flavours meld better with the rest of the curry.
This is my modified take on a recipe from Donna Hay's New Food Fast: pasta with shredded chicken and fried basil. The recipe called for pasta tossed with shredded chicken breast and fried basil leaves, then topped with pepper, feta cheese, and lemon juice--simple and fresh, but without the latter three ingredients, definitely bland. I added thyme for extra aromatic flavour and it made such a difference.
Do you cook? Have you made a yummy dish recently that deserves to be boasted about and shared? Please tell me in the comments!