Eggplant Meatballs

“On top of spaghetti, all covered with cheese, I lost my poor eggplant-meatball, when somebody sneezed…” Okay, so that extra syllable doesn’t quite fit the song but, songs aside, this vegetarian take on meatballs will certainly fit into your dinner schedule. They are tasty and substantial (for those wary-meatball skeptics), and satisfy that craving for…

Mediterranean Plate: Hummus, Tabbouleh, Kopanisti, Grilled Eggplant

It’s hot, it’s humid and I don’t want to eat a really heavy dinner. I was flipping through Kim O’Donnel’s ‘Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook’ when I came across this Mediterranean snack plate. I loved the idea of noshing on lots of fresh ingredients on a hot summer night. Everything was delicious — particularly this kopanisti…

Layered Eggplant, Zucchini and Tomato Casserole

Think of this as an Italian ratatouille. Or a vegetable lasagna, without the noodles. However you slice it I think you’re going to like it. Strips of fresh roasted vegetables layered with herbs that results in a fantastic main course or side dish. Make this recipe with feta, chopped olives and red onion to create…

Lahma bi Ajeen or “Arab Pizza”

This is the best dough I’ve ever made. I’ve really only tried to make challah when it comes to bread dough and it lately hasn’t been working. But this dough was thin, crisp and delicious. Imagine a crisp pita with savory lamb and eggplant topping. Are you hungry yet? Ingredients Recipe courtesy of The New…

Spicy Eggplant Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Whoa. Step back. This is dangerously good. A pasta sauce with a rockin’ spicy kick and delicious eggplant (don’t worry, no cucumbers were harmed in the making of this dish). Since the bits of eggplant and red pepper are bite size even the choice of penne (or other smaller pasta like rigatoni) works with developing…

James Makes Dinner!

On Tuesday’s I work until around 7/7:30. That’s a bit late to start making dinner unless we want to eat at 9 or have peanut butter and jelly. Since neither option is that great, I asked James to step in as chef for the night. I had picked up a big, ripe eggplant to make…