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Falafel Night

Since tonight was Lag B’omer and the fire wardens around here don’t look kindly on bonfires…I made one of my favorite Middle Eastern snacks for dinner instead.  I can’t believe that I’ve never made my own falafel before, but it may have something to do with it being deep fried.  Whatever….I very rarely fry things, [...]

Stuffed Graffiti Eggplant

I’ll be honest, and admit that I bought these because they were called graffiti eggplant, there was nothing more to it than that. What can I say? I’m a sucker for cool looking vegetables. For some reason I came up with the idea to stuff them, and it was a good one. I was originally [...]

Sicilian Eggplant Stew

This is the last of Jamie Oliver, I swear. This one is called a “stew” although I really think it’d be best suited served up on a crusty piece of bread. We’re out of bread at the moment though, so I ate it “stew-style” and I must say it was quite good. The eggplant was [...]

Steamed Eggplant with Korean Hot Sauce

I had a couple of the long japanese eggplants to finish off, and was looking for something simple to do with them when I struck pay dirt in Madhur Jaffrey’s Vegetarian Planet. Who has real Korean Hot Sauce from Korea just sitting around in their nearly-empty fridge? A girl lucky enough to have just had [...]

Stir Fry

There’s nothing overly special about this….except that I used a couple fun new things I found at the Asian Market. One was long, purple eggplant….I simply couldn’t resist their fun color…and the other is green tea flavored soba noodles. The eggplant tasted a lot like normal eggplant, but nice and mild, no soaking/salting here, and [...]

Cranberry Cabbage and Poached Eggplant with Korean Hot Sauce

I always want to cook exciting ethnic food that neither looks nor tastes like anything I’ve ever had before, the only problem, is that sometimes it doesn’t taste nearly as exciting as it sounds. None of the food tonight was bad, but it wasn’t earth shattering either. To be perfectly honest, it was a bit [...]

White Eggplant

I found these adorable baby white eggplants at the farmer’s market in town, and absolutely could not help myself. I didn’t want to do anything too complicated with these, although in retrospect I should have salted and drained them prior to cooking…they were a bit bitter. I picked out a recipe from “The New Vegetarian [...]

Guest Post – Eggplant Parmesian

There’s a new addition to the blog this week, an entry from my best friend Andi from Vermont that came to visit for the weekend. She decided to make her famous eggplant parm that we absolutely love… check it out! Now just as a note, this is a real “comfort food” and not vegan, but [...]