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Roasted Eggplant Dip

August 5, 2017
Roasted Eggplant Dip

Roasted Eggplant Dip

There are somedays when we don’t seem to have ideas of what to cook and it seems like we just stand there and wait for some amazing idea to transpire. This roasted eggplant dip happened on one of those days. Eggplants are one of those staple veggies that we just keep in the refrigerator as one of the options for us to sauté or roast.  They are a great source of potassium and fiber, plus they are low in calories, yet still filling. Note: This recipe doesn’t include roasted garlic, which is commonly added. Instead we added cayenne for a little spice. However, adding roasted garlic is optional.
Roasted Eggplant Dip

Eggplant

Roasted Eggplant Dip

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 Large Eggplants
  • 2 Tbsp Tahini
  • Juice of 1 small Lemon
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp of cayenne
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper

METHOD

  1. Poke the eggplants with a fork several times.
  2. Place the eggplants  into the oven and bake at 450°F for 45 minutes until the eggplants are soft inside when you poke them with a fork.
  3. Allow the eggplants to cool down and then slice open and scoop out the flesh into a food processor.
  4. Add 2 Tbsp Tahini, 1 Tbsp olive oil, cayenne and lemon juice. Process until smooth.
  5. Add sea salt and black pepper to taste.
  6. Garnish with paprika.
  7. Serve with flat breads or pita chips.

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Recipe Friday – Summer Eggplant and Cauliflower Dish

June 3, 2016

Summer Eggplant and Cauliflower Dish

SUMMER’S FINALLY ON IT’S WAY!

Did you have a nice Memorial Day Weekend? With so many kids out of school, it’s really starting to feel like summer is here. In keeping with our plant based inspiration and healthy for you foods, we are sharing this Summer Eggplant and Cauliflower dish.

Eggplants are healthy in so many ways and have been referred to as the “King of the Vegetables”. With a high content of vitamin C, they contain phyto nutrients that are essential for blood circulation and brain activity. Including eggplant in your diet will definitely up your chances at flawless, smooth skin.  You can also use eggplant juice directly on your skin since it is antibacterial, antiviral, and contains antioxidants. Finally, eggplants also help to decrease the development of skin cancer.

Ingredients

Eggplant Cauliflower

Ingredients:

  • One head of cauliflower grated or put through food processor.
  • 1/3 onion chopped
  • One clove of garlic minced
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and Pepper

Method:

  • Cook in pan all together with your favorite spices for 7-10 minutes – oil optional
  • Eggplant- slice & sauté in pan till brown on both sides- oil optional
  • Squeeze the juice from 2 lemons & sprinkle about 1 tablespoons of fresh herbs & enjoy.

Enjoy!

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