Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mother's Group and Roasted Eggplant Dip

I live in a area of NSW, that reminds me of summer bay, but slightly larger. We have a surf club, that has a good cafe attached. Beautiful beaches and super weather most of the time. The only problem is that there wasn't a mother's group or anything to do for newborns, or new mum's.

Yesterday I joined a couple mum's that have put together their own little mumma's group. They meet every Friday, but yesterday was so lovely that a few of us decided to meet then.

This was my first time at a mother's group. I was very apprehensive. I haven't had the best encounters with other mother's where I live. And I was so worried about little G's behaviour. I thought no doubt she will scream her lungs out, (which she did!) or I'm going to feel weird or awkward about breast feeding her in public. I just can't get as comfortable with it, as I would like to be. Also Little G feeds forever! So I find public feeding a bit awkward. She can sit on one breast for an hour, easily! So if she is lazy it takes forever to feed her. Also there is nothing worse than a creepy guy sitting nearby. It makes the whole earth mother thing, pervy! BLEG.

It was so nice to get out of the house, and have a good old fashioned gas bag about being a new mother! That things like cooking or prepping for a nice dinner, kinda fall by the way side.

My go to dish, during winter or summer is salad. I love it. I could eat it all day. I love to come up with different things to add to it, or eat with it. I picked up an eggplant, and a loaf of sourdough on the way home. Almost every week I make a tahini dip, sometimes just plain tahini and yoghurt, or I will add a vege blended, like zucchini, or potato. Yesterday I felt like a roasted eggplant dip. Perfect with the sourdough and a massive salad.

1/2 eggplant
1 tablespoon tahini
3 tablespoons Greek yoghurt
1 teaspoon sumac
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2-1 lemon juice depending on how tart you like it
salt and pepper

Sprinkle eggplant and garlic a little olive oil, then wrap in foil. Roast in a 180C oven for about 30 minutes.

Whizz all the ingredients together in a blender until smooth.


  1. We have the same pram! But I have the grey one.
    I love it!!!

    We have Mothers Group. I very skeptical... But it's been great!! A few of us even went to the movies together last week.
    The last organised session is today, but I wont be able to make it because we are off to Melbourne!
    We already have our own Facebook page, and I am sure we will arrange many catch ups after today too...

    It has been good to get a nice bunch of girls that don't judge and are happy to talk about the crappy moments and not be all competitive.

  2. Glad you've found a good group! It would be so necessary, I imagine. Lovely dip too! How cute is little G in her pram all tucked up :)
    Heidi xo

  3. So nice to have a mothers group :) Roasted eggplant dip is wonderful to make, yours looks so delicious & creamy! I like to make it occasionally, although I'll admit we've been lazy lately and have been getting some from our local Lebanese deli ;) x

  4. That's great that you have that support. I can imagine it's so important at this time! :)


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