Eggplant Cauliflower Sage Soup

With the temperatures creeping up and a few layers being shed, I find myself turning to my recipes that help to lighten up our meals.  The Eggplant Eggplant Cauliflower Sage Soup from Serena (aka Seriously Soupy) is one of my soupy faves. While it's not traditionally thought of as a warmer-weather food,  soups are an easy way to enjoy the freshest foods from your local farmers’ markets while also enjoying a healthy and quick meal option. Much has been touted about cauliflower for its health benefits that Serena was prescient to think it … [Read more...]

Eggplant Pizza

My kids have discovered a taste for eggplant in the last few months so I figured, why not try Eggplant Pizza? At the very least, it's an easy way to cut down carbs and, without the traditional pizza crust, you are increasing your daily vegetables while lowering your simple sugar intake. So, use this recipe as another easy method to get some help from your kids in the kitchen with meal prep too. Remember, when you're working with eggplant, you must salt your pieces and let them sit for approximately 25-30 minutes to help remove the … [Read more...]

Eggplant Parmesan

Since I faced my eggplant fears two weeks ago in the kitchen, I was inspired to make my first batch of Eggplant Parmesan for the kids last night. When I posted a picture of the eggplant slices on Instagram- highlighting the importance of salting the slices prior to baking to remove the excess water- many people were surprised I didn't know that trick of the trade. I'm not ashamed. I'm loving that no matter how much time one spends in the kitchen, there's always a teachable moment with every single ingredient, every single recipe--you … [Read more...]

Roasted Eggplant

I’ve enjoyed eggplant slices roasted on the grill, as the “meat” of a vegetarian sandwich, pureed into a silky, smooth dip and as the main course in Eggplant Parmesan. Admittedly, I’ve only been served these dishes. However, much like my recent love affair with avocados, I never actually prepared eggplants for myself or my family—I was completely intimidated and merely courted them in the aisles of the supermarket. It was finally time for me to take this egg-shaped glossy purple fruit into my own hands. So, last night I … [Read more...]