Category: Eggplant

Eggplant are a wonderful member of the nightshade family (along with peppers and tomatoes). Though we all consider eggplant to be a veg, it's actually a fruit. Available in many shapes and sizes, the purple color is almost always common to the veg.  Some varieties have light purple lines drawn on the skin, while others are completely purple.  It happens to be one of my favorite summer time staples. I love this veg (or fruit) grilled, sauteed, or baked and made in to the babaganoush. It's a delight.

Frittata

Frittata served on plate

Source:  Nonni cir. 1970’s Frittata was a staple food for me growing up. My mom would always manage a frittata, often throwing in left-overs from the night before, and minutes later producing a bit of wonderful. But just in case you’ve never heard of a frittata nor tasted one, let me clarify exactly what it …

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Roasted Vegetables

Source:  Rochelle. cir. 1990’s Roasted vegetables has to be one of my favorite dishes to prepare. Not only is it a major fall-back dish (something I turn to when I have no real good ideas brewing), but it’s an incredibly guilt-free way of eating. In addition to what I just said, vegetables are an absolute …

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Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanouj

Source: Adapted from “The New Vegetarian Epicure” cookbook Baba Ghanoush is a delightful eggplant based dip or spread which spawns from the Middle Eastern region, specifically, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, etc. I had the pleasure of being introduced to this fine dish in my early teens, thanks to my childhood friend who was Palestinian. I was …

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