I am adding eggplant vindaloo curry full of healthy fats, carbs, protein and potassium to my meatless dinners rotation. I am always on a lookout for simple and affordable plant based dinners and quick curry dishes like green lentil curry and Thai mango curry are great candidates. I grew up in a family where a meal without meat is considered not a meal. Until this day when my mom visits, I can see she is kind of uncomfortable with my fridge. On one occasion, she asked me to pick up a steak because she…
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When I was a kid, August always meant an abundance of eggplant dishes at dinner table. That is when eggplant is in season in Ukraine and we better “stock up” our bodies with potassium because you won’t get it for another 11 months. There was no bananas which explains why 16 years later after immigration and I still can’t stop eating them. My favourite fruit ever! Anyways, traditional Ukrainian eggplant dishes consisted of panfried eggplant rounds dipped in flour, garlic, salt and pepper. Or the same rounds without flour but layered…
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These mini eggplant pizza take 20 minutes, from start to finish, and absolutely curb the pizza craving without guilt. They turned out way better than I expected! The eggplant taste wasn’t that prominent (cheese helps), the “crust” was chewy and nutritional info was eye pleasing. Seriously, you have to make these for your pizza night! I made a batch of these eggplant pizza last Friday, along with some kale chips (coming soon), and me and Alex completely indulged with a few glasses of wine. The only difference – no…
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Sautéed eggplant and bell peppers with simple marinara sauce and served over brown rice – a quick and healthy vegetarian dinner. Full of flavour and affordable too. This eggplant marinara was delish! I love eggplant and am completely puzzled why many people don’t. It’s highly underrated vegetable in America. Its texture makes a great substitute for meat. Once cooked, it develops tender texture and complex rich flavour. In my Ukrainian opinion, it tastes best with tomatoes, garlic and fresh herbs.:)
Meaty juicy eggplant fritters dipped in a peppery egg wash and fried with no oil. Serve as a side dish for meat and poultry, on a whole wheat bun to make a veggie burger (use 2 patties), inside a whole wheat pita as a sandwich or on its own as a vegetarian cutlet/savoury pancake. These no fuss eggplant fritters are versatile, quick and dirt cheap. No grinder, food processor or pre-baking is required either.
I feel like I’m following a paleo diet this week. grilled fish kebabs, grilled cherry tomatoes and now more vegetables and lean protein. This quick fish skillet consists of tuna, eggplant and cherry tomatoes, simmered with Tabasco® Original Red Sauce, maple syrup & cider vinegar and topped with fresh basil. Perfect easy dinner for busy weeknights. Serve this skillet on its own or over brown basmati rice, barley or quinoa for a more filling dish.
Healthy, low fat and quick eggplant feta dip, perfect for summer BBQ. Oven or grill roasted eggplant combined with seasonal bell peppers, fresh parsley & basil, and savoury feta cheese. Full of vitamins, nutrients, fiber and antioxidants. Serve with multigrain or whole wheat pita chips and it will be gone! Only 51 calories and 1 WW point + per 1/4 cup serving.