Aubergine shakshuka

aubergine (eggplant) shakshuka

I recently attended Gefiltefest, where a highlight of my day was watching Itamar Srulovich of Honey & Co cooking up a delicious shakshuka. As a result, I’ve been craving shakshuka pretty much every day since! Fortunately, a dish of spicy, saucy vegetables and eggs is entirely compliant with my current…

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Sticky baked sweet potatoes & aubergines with soy, maple, garlic & ginger

baked sweet potatoes & aubergines

A long time ago, I spent 3 months in California, writing my MSc dissertation while simultaneously working in two part-time jobs. Despite being fairly busy, it was a fun time, and I met lots of nice people. Early on in my American adventure, I was invited to a pot-luck dinner, and…

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Pasta & cannelini bean soup with mini aubergine ‘pizzas’

pasta & cannelini bean soup with mini aubergine 'pizzas'

I’ve made these aubergine ‘pizzas’ before as a side dish and they were jolly delicious. Kipper adores aubergines (eggplants) so it wasn’t really a surprise that she went in for these in a big way. And so, I was trying to think of a way to make them more central…

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Hasselback aubergines – a spectacular & easy vegetarian dinner

hassleback aubergine - vegetarian stuffed aubergine - showstopper main course

Ever since the success of the hedgehog potatoes (aka hasselback potatoes) I’ve been wondering what other foods could be given a similar treatment. Basically sliced almost-all-the-way-through and baked/roasted.  I was reminiscing about a dish an old flatmate used to make which consisted of slices of aubergine, interleaved with sliced tomato and…

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Aubergine & ricotta lasagne

aubergine & ricotta lasagne

I bought a couple of aubergines and some ricotta and mozzarella cheeses, and I had a plan for what I was going to do with them. I’d envisaged stuffing the aubergines with a mega-cheesy filling and then baking them. But the more I thought about it, the more that wasn’t…

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Griddled asparagus, and other vegetables

Griddling asparagus

I hesitated in writing up this ‘recipe’ because it’s really just a very simple set of instructions for cooking assorted vegetables in a griddle pan. BUT, it’s probably the most popular vegetable dish in our house, and for that reason, I decided to share it with you. The other night…

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Ratatouille with olives – main dish, side dish or salad!

ratatouille with olives

Aubergines were on special offer the other day, and since Kipper loves them so much, I couldn’t leave them in the shop. I didn’t really have any idea what I was going to do with them, but inspiration came in the shape of my organic box, which contained (among other…

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Cheesy aubergine gratin

cheesy aubergine gratin

On our recent trip to London (see here) we had lunch at the lovely cafe in the V&A (definitely the best of the museum eateries available in S. Ken) and I had aubergine baked with tomato sauce and cheese. It doesn’t sound like much, granted, but it was really delicious, so…

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