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Lamb Stew over Charred Eggplant Puree

Lamb Stew over Charred Eggplant Puree

This is a riff on Sultan’s Delight, a traditional Turkish dish of braised lamb over a roasted eggplant mash. Like all “traditional” dishes, there are countless variations on the theme, and you have a lot of flexibility in how you season the dish. I eliminated the typical addition of flour to thicken the eggplant, and […]

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Sesame Eggplant with Sriracha-Honey Drizzle

Sesame Eggplant with Sriracha-Honey Drizzle (grain free)

This is a dish I have been thinking about making for a long, long time, but only recently got around to testing it out.  I don’t know why I waited so long, as it was even better than I had imagined in my food-brain.  One of my biggest “bad” food cravings is for sesame-anything from […]

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Roasted Eggplant Rolls with Spinach and Pistachio Pesto

Roasted Eggplant Rolls with Spinach and Pistachio Pesto

I hope you all like pistachios, because I am on a bit of a pistachio kick of late.  I discovered that you can buy giant bags of shelled, roasted and salted pistachios at Costco, and without all of that shelling I find myself cooking with pistachios with wild abandon!  We all have to get our […]

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Crispy Almond Eggplant with Romesco Sauce

Crispy Almond Eggplant with Romesco Sauce

Eggplant is seasonal and sweet, and I have been tossing the little ones from our garden into practically everything.  This recipe developed from a desire to do a lighter, Spanish-inflected version of Eggplant Parmesan–one that avoided using breadcrumbs.  The coating is coarsely ground almonds instead of bread, and it bakes up crispy and crunchy and […]

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Halloumi and Eggplant Kebobs

Vegetarian Grilling Series: Halloumi and Eggplant Kebobs

Barbecue season is officially upon us, and as a former vegetarian and current selective carnivore, I always despair a little about the dearth of good veg grilling options.  Vegetarian hot dogs are really bad as a rule (and the meat kind are scary), and while I love a good tofu dish I am not a […]

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Roasted Eggplant with Lemon, Feta, and Toasted Walnuts

Roasted Eggplant with Lemon, Feta, and Toasted Walnuts

I made this dish today, and it immediately became a personal favorite.  Amazingly simple and so very, very delicious. Freakishly delicious, and incredibly healthy.  To make this, I started by trimming up a couple of medium eggplants–I like the texture of leaving strips of skin on some, so I peeled one and left the peel […]

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