Ah, eggplant. Wonderful, tasty, versatile, delicious eggplant. Me 2 years ago looks at me now writing those words and thinks "who are you?" 3 years ago I could. not. eat eggplant. I didn't particularly like it, but also my body couldn't handle it. Always made me feel really sick. Somehow I kept trying little bits, and started realizing it seemed to going down ok.... I wasn't really willing to risk it though and try a real meal with it. But then it was Passover 2009, and my lovely friend offered to come over and cook me dinner. She showed up with what to make? Eggplant. I didn't have the heart to tell her my issues with eggplant, and I knew it had seemed like things were getting better, so it seemed time to go for it.
And man am I glad I did. The meal she made was delicious and easy, so much so that I had to get the recipe and I made it again the next year with my CSA eggplants. And more importantly, I didn't feel sick at all, so now I get to enjoy this wonderful addition to my diet!
And it's purple! Love purple. (Photo from Creative Commons, here.)
The link to the recipe she used is here; we just left off the feta (and I think the mint actually). Served with quinoa, made an excellent meal!