Eggplant Parmigiana Sub

At 90, my mom is aging rapidly. Here she was a couple of years ago after the slide began but while she was still fairly alert (at least she still knew who I was). Before she got sick, one of the foods she loved, but rarely treated herself to, was eggplant parmigiana subs. She especially…

Khoresh Bademjun (Persian Eggplant Stew) Vegetarian Version

Not only did we pick berries in the Catskills, we also picked eggplants (yes, pick-you-own eggplants!). What a happy thing! So we are “eggplanting” it out this week.  My vegetarian daughter is home so, I created this version of khoresh bademjun for her. Needless to say, she was thrilled. Khoresh Bademjun (Persian Eggplant Stew) Vegetarian…

Escalivada (Catalan Roast Vegetables)

I am in love! I want to put these vegetables on everything! And yes, we were continuing our Spanish theme from Passover. It was so simple. Rub on some oil, sprinkle with salt, wrap in aluminum foil, then bake. Unwrap, peel, chop and sprinkle with olive oil, salt and sherry vinegar. And, ta da! A…

Khoresh Bademjun (Persian Eggplant Stew) without the oil, “Take 2”

During a visit to my friend in San Diego, she took me to this wonderful international food market, Harvest. After being drawn in by the warm, fresh flatbreads, I spotted the warm foods…persian dish after persian dish! I was home! After explaining all the dishes to my friend, and telling her that most of them…

Mirza Qasemi

After refining my kabob recipe, it was time to delve blindly into a Persian dish I have never had, little less even seen a picture for. But the ingredients are good as well as the prescribed cooking method, so I figured I would try… It all started with eggplant from my garden. Add in tomatoes from my…

Eggplant and Butternut Squash Tagine with Chickpeas and Raisins

We attended the Delaware Wine and Beer Festival last week and, aside from some new beverages, we discovered a new farm – Suzuki Farms in Delmar, Delaware.  They specialize in Japanese vegetables. We picked up some eggplants and some delicious salad dressing that his wife made. I used a could of the eggplants with a…

Khoresh Bademjun va Kadoo (Persian Eggplant & Zucchini Stew)

I had a medium-sized eggplant from a local farmer and  a tiny one from my garden, but not enough for Khoresh Bademjun. What to do? I really wanted Persian food. Of course, I also had plenty of zucchini from my garden. Why not try a Khoresh (stew) sing both vegetables? Since our vegetarian daughter was…

Skillet Eggplant and Kale Pizza

One of my favorite things in my garden is when  have enough eggplant to make something.  It has been a rough few years for eggplant plants, they have been attacked by bugs early on.  This year, however, has been a good one, very few bugs, so the eggplants have been able to grow.  Hopefully this…

Persian Eggplant and Okra Stew

The cool summer wreaked havoc on my tomatoes and okra; I had a harvest, but it was very small.  It totally destroyed my eggplants, I did not even get one.  I was so looking forward to trying this recipe, but kept waiting to see if I would get enough okra.  Finally, I decided to supplement…