i call it, ‘roasted eggplant with quinoa’.

well, yesterday just after 4pm i realized i didn’t have any clue what was going to be for supper. it means more than just what will be available to eat for supper but also what will be available to pack for geoffrey’s lunch the next day. i remembered that morning i asked geoffrey what he thought about pairing eggplant and quinoa (KEEN-wah). he thought it sounded great. so did i. when i was last at georgia’s farm to market i picked up some red quinoa. also, well picking out fresh local produce i got an eggplant grown locally. i used to hate eggplant for the longest time. boy did i miss out!

i decided to roast the eggplant and i added some other things with it. all together i bet i was done with the dish in just over 30 mins. here’s my recipe.

heat oven to 375

start cooking your quinoa according to package directions. (you cook it like rice. 1 cup quinoa, 2 cups water)

1 med eggplant diced up
1 half of a good sized red onion – i diced in large pieces
3-4 garlic cloves sliced

i spread the above on a sheet pan. i tossed it with sea salt, corse ground black pepper and olive oil (maybe 3 T).

put in the oven for 15-20 mins until the eggplant is nice and soft.

it was SO very yummy! (you can find a picture here.) i also ended up throwing in some sweet potato leaves. we have a bunch of sweet potatoes growing and geoffrey had read that you can eat the leaves from the vines. and boy do we have lots of vines and leaves. it better mean there are lots of delicious sweet potatoes growing under that dirt! i picked a handful and tossed them in with the eggplant the last few minutes of baking. just enough to wilt them. i wanted to add more but seeing it was the first try i decided not to add too much since i didn’t know what they tasted like. geoffrey said he read they tasted similar to spinach. i love spinach. spinach, or more sweet potato leaves would be a great addition to this dish. i like creating new dishes. ¬†healthy ones!


1 Comment

  1. September 25, 2010 at 1:16 pm

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