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Mashed Curried Vegetable & Navy Bean Soup

Mashed Curried Vegetable & Navy Bean Soup

Something that never ceases to amaze me is the versatility of vegetables. I try to use the lesser-known ones too, mostly to show you what to do with them when you see them and to highlight their nutrition stats, but if all you can find where you live are the most basic of veggies, you can still make a huge variety of recipes.

Mashed Curried Vegetable & Navy Bean Soup

Take a look at the vegetables used in this recipe. They’re just the everyday stuff found at the farmer’s market or any grocery store (where I live). But this soup tastes rich, exotic and nourishing, not at all like a yawning fridge.

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Roasted Chickpea & Eggplant Tabouli

Roasted Chickpea & Eggplant Tabouli

The other day I put my 8 week old in her carrier in the hopes of shooting this salad. I had it all planned out, she got in, she fell asleep, everything was perfect until I then just walked around my apartment, kissing her head, taking pictures to send my husband (I know. she has her own drop box account…). Before I knew it, 45 minutes had passed and by the time I got it together she had woken up again and wanted to party. So we did.

Roasted Chickpea & Eggplant Tabouli

Enter my Mother-in-law. She was visiting and wanted nothing more than uninterrupted playtime with her new granddaughter. This blog post (and our lunch) would not have happened without her.

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Roasted Whole Eggplant with Tahini Sauce & Fresh Herbs

Roasted Whole Eggplant with Tahini and Fresh Herbs

I’m a tiny bit Lebanese, (the part that decided my taste buds and arm hair), which is why I think I am so drawn to the flavours of the Middle East. When I am out, I always order the eggplant. It is sometimes overcooked and often a greasy disaster, but when it is right, it is like magic. And unless I’m with my sisters, I usually don’t have to share :)

Roasted Whole Eggplant with Tahini and Fresh Herbs

I also pay attention when I see people making recipes with eggplant that don’t involve deep frying (why is it always deep fried?). These dishes often fall into the Middle Eastern category, an area of the world that knows how to love and respect their eggplant.

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Eggplant Aioli

Eggplant Aioli

A side effect of filling up people’s fridges every week is noticing what is already in them. I love knowing what people have in their fridge; it helps me to understand their taste buds and food habits and basically cook for them better. Usually they’ve cleared it out to make room for my food, so it’s just the food in the door of the fridge left.

Eggplant AioliKetchup and mustard, hot sauce, mayo, pickles , salsa, maybe some probiotics and fish oil, it’s pretty standard for most people. I’m slowly trying to add recipes to this site to replace those condiments. I know it’s not a perfect science, the reason that those ingredients are in the door of the fridge is because they keep forever, and I am giving you healthier but perishable recipes. I still think it’s nice to have a healthier alternative if you find that any of those condiments have high turnover because you or your family are actually consuming a lot of them.

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