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3 Delicious Eggplant Recipes | Dinner Made Easy

Warm Eggplant & Mushroom Salad

Roasted Veg:
1 eggplant, diced
2 cups mushrooms, quartered
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp honey
Oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Salad:
4 cups kale, roughly chopped
¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced
¼ cup goat cheese, crumbled
¼ cup walnuts, chopped

In a large bowl, toss together eggplant, mushrooms, garlic powder, herbs and oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Evenly spread eggplant mixture onto a large nonstick or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 400ºF for 20-25 minutes, tossing occasionally.
In another bowl, toss kale in oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Massage until wilted and place into serving dish of choice.
Once roasted vegetables are cooked through and begin to caramelize, drizzle them with balsamic and honey.
Assemble salad by topping kale, roasted vegetables, red onion, goat cheese and walnuts.
Enjoy!

Lasagna Stuffed Eggplant

2 medium eggplants
1lb Italian sausage, casings removed
3 cups tomato sauce
1/2 cup ricotta
½ cup mozzarella, grated
½ cup parmesan, grated
¼ cup basil, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large oven safe baking dish, spread 1 cup of tomato sauce evenly to coat the bottom. Set aside.
Cut eggplant in half lengthwise and scoop out the centre. Roughly chop the scooped out eggplant pieces and set aside. Place eggplant “boats” into baking dish, cut side up.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add sausage. Break up meat with the back of a spoon and cook until golden. Add scooped out eggplant pieces and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Drain off excess oil from sausage if necessary and add 2 cups tomato sauce and ricotta. Mix well.
Scoop mixture into eggplant “boats” and top with mozzarella and parmesan. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 375ºF for 15-20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 5-10 minutes or until eggplant is fork tender and cheese is golden.
Garnish with fresh basil and enjoy!

Eggplant Pomodoro

1lb spaghetti
1 large eggplant, diced
1 onion, diced
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup kalamata olives, pitted
1 tsp chili flakes
¼ cup parsley, chopped
Parmesan to serve
Oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Add eggplant and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook tossing occasionally for 2-3 minutes. Add onions and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until onions have softened. Add tomatoes, garlic, olives and chili flakes. Cook for another 5-6 minutes or until tomatoes have softened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Cook pasta according to package instructions.
Toss pasta with sauce and top with freshly chopped parsley and parmesan.
Enjoy!

 

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3 Delicious Tofu Recipes | Dinner Made Easy

Tofu Stir-fry

Tofu:
1 block extra firm tofu
3 tbsp cornstarch
salt and pepper to taste
oil

Stir fry:
1 carrot, thinly sliced
2 cups broccoli florets
1 red pepper, sliced
1 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced or shredded
1 cup snap peas or snow peas
oil

Sauce:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tbsp brown sugar
3 green onions, sliced

In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, ginger, garlic,  brown sugar, green onions and cornstarch. Set aside.
To remove excess moisture from tofu, place tofu on a paper towel lined plate or cutting board. Weigh tofu down with a heavy skillet. Let sit for at least 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, pat the tofu dry and dice it into cubes.
Place tofu in a large zipper bag and toss with cornstarch and salt and pepper to taste.
To cook, heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add tofu and cook until golden brown.
Once cooked, remove from heat and set aside.
In the same skillet or wok, add a little more oil and add carrots, broccoli and red pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add cabbage and snap peas. Cool for another minutes and add sauce. Cook for another 1-2 minutes then add tofu. Cook until completely heated through then enjoy!

BBQ Tofu Pizza

Tofu:
1 block extra firm tofu
3 tbsp cornstarch
½ tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup barbecue sauce
oil

Pizza:
1lb pizza dough
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
2 cups mozzarella, shredded
2/3c diced pineapple
1/4 cup red onion, finely sliced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

To remove excess moisture from tofu, place tofu on a paper towel lined plate or cutting board. Weigh tofu down with a heavy skillet. Let sit for at least 15 minutes (overnight is ideal). Pat tofu dry and dice into cubes.
Toss tofu in cornstarch, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
In a large pan over medium-high heat, add oil.
Add tofu, and cook for approximately 10 minutes, turning occasionally until tofu is golden.
Once cooked, remove from heat and pour over barbecue sauce to evenly coat.

To assemble the pizza, roll the dough into desired thickness and shape.
Place on large pizza pan.
Spread remaining barbecue sauce over pizza in a thin layer.
Top with tofu, pineapple, red onion and finish with cheese.
Bake at 400ºF for approximately 15-20 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is melted.
Garnish with cilantro and enjoy!

Tofu Lasagna

4 cups tomato sauce
3 cups baby spinach, chopped
1 block firm tofu, crumbled
1/2 cup basil, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp chili flakes
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups mozzarella, shredded
1/2 cup parmesan, shredded
8-10 fresh lasagna sheets

In large bowl, combine tomato sauce and baby spinach. Set aside.
In another bowl, combine tofu, basil, garlic, chili flakes, 1 tbsp Italian seasoning. Set aside.
To assemble lasagna, add a small amount of tomato sauce mixture to the bottom of the baking dish. Top with pasta sheets. Layer on tofu mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Repeat layers until baking dish is full, finishing with a layer of cheese.
Bake at 350ºF for 40-50 minutes, or until pasta is cooked and cheese is melted and bubbly.
Enjoy!

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Smoky Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe | Vegetarian BBQ

SmokyStuffedSweetPotatoesThis content was made in collaboration with BUSH’s Beans.

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Smoky Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4

2 large sweet potatoes
1 can BUSH’S Bourbon and Brown Sugar Grillin’ Beans
1⁄2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chipotle powder OR smoked paprika
1⁄2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1⁄2 cup sour cream
2 tbsp fresh chives, chopped

1. Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork and then microwave for 8-10 minutes or until they’re cooked through.
2. Slice sweet potatoes in half and gently scoop out the flesh, leaving the skins intact. Brush the skin with olive oil and set aside.
3. In a large bowl combine cooked sweet potato, BUSH’S Bourbon and Brown Sugar Grillin’ beans, garlic powder, chipotle powder, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
4. Scoop mixture back into each sweet potato skin. Top with shredded cheddar cheese.
5. Grill for 5 minutes until the skin becomes crispy and the cheddar is melted. Serve topped with sour cream and chives.

 

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