Who knew? Eggplant as a healthy, flavorful, supple and tasty soft taco shell! Fill these soft, grilled eggplant rounds with your favorite grilled food and salsa These were FANTASTIC! My sample here may not look the prettiest. In my case, my grill wasn't working so I just lightly broiled the eggplant. But with a grill you get nice grill marks and wonderful color! I got the idea from Pinterest and put my own twist on it ... See how below.
Then add any goodies you like having on a taco. In the picture above I prepared mushrooms, firm tofu, onions and olives on the grill. I then added a yummy celery salsa (recipe to come) and topped with arugula and a my miso/carrot dressing.
These were to die for! and my husband was totally into them. My only thing: I prefer not to have the skin - it is important to slice them thin enough or to cook them just long enough to soften the skin on the eggplant. Otherwise, these were terrific and they are sooooo moist and tasty. Awesome! Will definitely do it again!!
This is my own version of a beanie - mixed legume - burger patty that ROCKS all the senses!
I'm back and I am hungry! After conducting a wonderful wild flower tour this morning I had a craving for something crunchy, tender and flavorful that would go great with a mixed green salad or on a big fat bun with hot sauce, tomatoes and pickles! Luckily - I had a batch of mixed legumes that I had been soaking in water for about 24 hours... primed perfectly to make the most fantastic, crunchy bean fritters around.
Check out the recipe below. Note: this is one of my "once in a while" treats because the patty is pan fried and I don't normally like to "fry" things. But, BOY! is it good. I have it prepared here on a bed of mixed greens with with a yummy lemon, tahini vinaigrette ... Delicious!
Note - these patties do not have to be burnt ... the beans a very tender - just make sure each side is nicely browned.
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I am simply a person with a serious passion for FOOD! I am not a chef, chemist or doctor - I am just a foodie food-head! The recipes in this blog are things I make for myself, my family and my friends and they have been tested and tried by some of my closest food critics. This blog has helped me become more aware and appreciative of the food I prepare and share and I am very grateful for this.