Friday, July 8, 2011

Eggplant Inspiration

My eggplant sprouted its first flower. I am so excited!  Below is some inspiration:

Eggplant Flower

 Yellow nails, bright shorts, and purple shirt = laid back trendy.

And lastly, a healthy summer eggplant recipe (from shape magazine a couple years ago) that is SO good:

Found in Shape magazine

Eggplant Caprese with Tomato and Basil
  • 1 med eggplant
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2T olive oil
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • 8 slices fresh mozzarella (unsalted)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Slice eggplant and tomatoes crosswise (see picture).
  • Place eggplant on baking sheet and brush with olive oil, then bake for 20 min (turn over and brush with more oil after 10 min) at 425 degrees.
  • Next, top cooked eggplant with a tomato slice, basil leaf, slice of mozzarella, a tomato slice, another slice of mozzarella, a basil leaf, and top with a cooked slice of eggplant. Repeat 3 more times to create a total of 4 stacks.
  • Place stacks into oven for about 5 min to melt the cheese.

Serves 4.

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