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June 6, 2010

Cocktail Pizza (and more plagiarism)




Snacks and healthy. I wonder if the two words go together. Most snacks tend to be fried and I've tried baking instead of frying. It works often, not always.

I came across these eggplant pizzas somewhere on the web and thought that the idea was fantastic. I didn't bookmark it and recreated it at home from memory. Later, when I found the recipe again, it turned out I had followed it to a great extent.


Recipe (adapted from here)


1 large Brinjal, sliced into discs
3/4 cup Pasta Sauce
1/4 cup Cheese, grated
2 tbsp Olive Oil


Brush the brinjal slices with some olive oil and roast in a hot oven (400F) for 5 minutes on each side.


Spread a little pasta sauce on each slice and sprinkle with some grated cheese.


Return to the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly.


Serve as a snack with tea or as a starter with drinks. This dish will have everyone (all brinjal lovers) asking for more.


I just came to know that this blogger called Nisha Yadav, who blogs at http://esyrecipes.blogspot.com/, has copied some of my recipes word for word, along with the pictures. A friend pointed out that my recipe for Vegetable Dalia Upma (http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2009/02/vegetable-dalia-upma.html) was copied by her here (http://esyrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/01/vegetable-dalia-upma.html). When I browsed through her blog, I found another recipe of mine, Mixed Vegetable Poha (http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2008/01/mixed-vegetable-poha.html) copied on her blog (http://esyrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/01/mixed-vegetable-poha.html). I also found several posts picked straight off Anusha Raji's blog, Talimpu.


I think all her recipes are lifted from somewhere. I have left a comment on the blog posts and I hope she removes the content. Please do check her blog out and see if you find any more copied recipes.

26 comments:

Sayantani said...

thats a superb idea. a very easy quick snacking option. I sometime make imam bayildi with my home grown brinjals. and i know this is gonna taste awesome.
as for the plagiarism...its annoying. I visisted her page and it seems all recipes and pictures are stolen.

Pari said...

Hi Aru, Great snack and perfect starter for cocktail parties.
I checked her blog, word to word and even the pics copied. You should surely report her. Only one suggestionI hope u do not mind that.. try putting watermark on ur pics will surely help in some way.

lipstick said...

It is sad how people lift posts word to word!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Hey there, these little handies will surely be a hit in parties...saw your recipe's and pictures being copied word to word..I do agree with Pari...you should copyright your stuff...and definitely tell her about this matter..

Suma Rowjee said...

Nice snack idea!!! Its certainly annoying to see your recipes copied without a mention of the same being adapted.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, that is an excellent idea. I will surely try it out as in my house even my husband doesn't like eggplant, so I don't cook it that often, so a great idea of getting that on our plate :)

sangeeta said...

This is such a bad tendency of some blokes on the net........shameless act.
plagiarism, what i have seen many times is indirect ...but this is too blunt.

Soma Pradhan said...

Hey nice recipe indeed

Soma Pradhan said...

sorry to hear that ur posts have been copied...

Divya Kudua said...

I am a recent Eggplant convert..so might just try this out..lovely way of using it as a cocktail snack!!

I am sick of this plagiarism thing and wonder why people do this!!!Hope she removes the posts!!

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Miri said...

I checked out the blog - its absolutely disgusting to see this blatant plagiarism. the blog owner has now removed the comments option and posted a "dislaimer" -

"
EsyRecipes this blog only points out to various Recipes on the Internet that already exist and are posted by other websites or users there.This blog is only for making large collection of Recipes form Internet so that u can get all the recipes at one blog."

There are no links whatsoever to the original post and they have the gall to post a disclaimer!! Is there no other option to make them take the recipes off?

Deepti said...

Hi,
Interesting pizza with a twist...first time here u hv nice collection of recipe.
http://dipskitchen.blogspot.com

precious said...

This one looks yummy and so easy. It has been a long time since I made something like this.
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PJ said...

Creative snack indeed!!As for the other blog u mention she ought to have put the blogger's name with the recipe even if there is a disclaimer.How can people be so comfortable to steal somebody's hard work!

Alice said...

this looks great! thanks for the recipe!

Rach said...

Very innovative pizza.
Very sad to come across such people who don't feel guilty at all of stealing someone's creative efforts. Even my post, pictures, labels are all copied. Thanks to Tynt, All are linked back to my original recipe now.

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RV said...

This is awesome Idea and perfect for my diet too.. Bookmarked.

forkbootsandapalette said...

yum healthy recipe..so creative ..like most of ur creations..

Rekha said...

I am sorry this happened to you, one of our posts was copied too. We just had to watch and could do nothing about it as the person refused to remove the post in spite of sending a mail.

Laavanya said...

Oh wow.. That's like a super combination i guess it's low carb pizza meets eggplant parmesan :)

Thank you for checking in on me dear Raaga. Hope you are doing great.

Malar Gandhi said...

Interesting mini pizza:)

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SpicyTasty said...

Wow!!!! that's delicious and totally inviting. Love the recipe.

eatingmatters said...

Wow Raaga, the pizzas look so satifying. They remind me of eggplant parmeasian that I love!

I checked the plagiarist site that you mentioned. The whole site looks like it is lifted from somewhere! What jerks!