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Tagged With: eggplant

Pasta Al Forno with Eggplant

Baked pastas are so great because the flavors really get into the pasta and everything comes together. And it’s even better reheated the next day. This is a great vegetarian dinner too, because the eggplant is meaty and combined with a salad, it’s a perfect meal. Eggplant Pasta Al Forno 1 pound of short pasta, … Continue reading »

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Eggplant Caponata

Caponata is an Italian eggplant dip that I love for parties. It’s more healthy than most of my party appetizers and it’s vegetarian, so everyone likes it. This version has some Sicilian flavors (where the cuisine is highly influenced by its proximity to Africa), including some cinnamon, pine nuts, and currants. Red pepper flakes give … Continue reading »

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Crab Imperial Dip

After the crab cakes and spicy crab pasta, I wanted to make a version of crab imperial I saw on Saveur. I changed it quite a bit, and it really became more dip than main course. I will definitely be trying something like this again because it’s one of the few dips that doesn’t use … Continue reading »

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Healthy Eggplant Parm

After another farmer’s market excursion, I had eggplant, tomatoes, and basil to use. Normally, I would go with a pasta with that combo, but I thought I should be responsible after the pancake breakfast I had made. So, I created these stacks and had leftovers for a couple days that only got better. I had … Continue reading »

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Grilled Vegetables with Spicy Tomato Pineapple Sauce

I do the grilled veggies alone all the time, and they’re great that way with just a little olive oil, salt, and pepper. But sometimes I just want something a little different. So I looked in the fridge to see what I had, and this sauce was the product of leftover tomatoes and pineapple. For … Continue reading »

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