Eggplant Casserole

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My sister gave me some tomatoes and we went to a farm and got some eggplant so I thought a casserole with some homemade tomato sauce was in order.

My son (you know my sweetheart who called my pancakes feet lol) refused to eat it! I can’t blame him though as I thought eggplant was so nasty when I was young. Since getting older I have come to love it along with many other things that I did not like. some of it also has to do with pregnancy and those hormones that made me eat things I never liked like yam and papaya. If you read my post on Vegan, Pregnant and HG you would remember ther was very little I could eat so eating those foods of all thing was such a surprise, but also a relief that I had something to eat.

Anyways, ramble over, here’s the recipe.

Ingredients:

2 eggplants

1 tsp dried oregano

1 sprig fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp Finley dices chives

1 shallot finely diced

5 ripe plum tomatoes

2 cups coconut milk. I made mine

salt to taste

Oil for frying. I used grape seed oil

Method:

Slice eggplant (I sliced mine ninth rings) and soak in salty water to get rid of the bitter taste.

Dice tomatoes and cook them in a saucepan on low heat along with the herbs and coconut milk. Salt to taste.

While tomato sauce is cooking, heat a frying pan and add a small amount of oil for frying eggplant As the eggplant will absorb a lot of oil when fried.  Fry eggplant until golden brown And place on a napkin to soak up some of the oil.

Arrange eggplant in a baking dish.

When sauce has been reduced by about 1/3 remove from heat band blend. Pour over eggplant and bake for 15 minutes.

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This one I did on Saturday and tossed in some cooked garbanzos in hopes that my son would eat since he LOVES garbanzos. He picked them out and left the eggplant lol.

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4 thoughts on “Eggplant Casserole

  1. Oh, my husband loves eggplant! YUM Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

    Can’t wait to see what you are bringing to the party this week! We have another GREAT giveaway!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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