So as I type this while eating my Greek yogurt, I am pondering whether or not I am capable of giving up dairy. So far, not so much. This Greek yogurt with honey is really good. I mean REALLY good.
We are eating a lot of vegan meals now though. Last night Fred made a stew with eggplant, zucchini and red peppers. It was seriously one of the best things I've ever eaten. Keep in mind, I love food, good food, as in Top Chef type food. I just don't eat it anymore. This stew though, so good. Even though it was mostly vegetables, it was a very hearty, comfort-food meal.
I highly recommend hitting a local farm stand/farmer's market or your own garden if you have one and getting the ingredients to make this meal. We used all fresh, local produce which I believe makes a huge difference in flavor for any meal.
Below is the recipe I pulled up from www.yummly.com. We omitted the parsley and rosemary since we didn't have any on hand. Give it a whirl and let us know what you think!
Peace, Love, Happiness!
1 eggplant (cut into 1 inch cubes)
4 cup olive oil
1 cup onion (chopped)
5 cloves chopped garlic
2 cup basmati rice
1 zucchini (cut into large chunks)
1 red bell pepper (chopped)
3 fresh tomatoes (diced)
1 cup marsala wine
1 2 cups water
2 tsp salt (taste)
4 tsp red pepper flakes
4 cup fresh basil (chopped)
4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
1 sprig fresh rosemary (chopped)
|Eggplant, Zucchini, and Red Pepper Stew|
|1||Place eggplant in a colander and sprinkle with salt.|
|2||Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or large pot. Rinse eggplant and pat dry. Saute until slightly browned. Stir in onion and saute until transparent. Stir in garlic and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.|
|3||Stir in rice, zucchini, red bell pepper, tomatoes, wine, water, salt and red pepper flakes. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture reaches a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.|
|4||Remove from heat and stir in basil, parsley and rosemary.|
|Calories 332||Calories from Fat 125|
|Total Fat 14 g||21%|
|Saturated Fat 2 g||9%|
|Sodium 317 mg||13%|
|Total Carbohydrate 38 g||13%|
|Dietary Fiber 6 g||25%|
|Sugars 9 g|
|Vitamin C 61 mg||102%|
|Calcium 64 mg||6%|
|Iron 1 mg||8%|
|Potassium 821 mg||3%|