RECIPE: Roasted Vegetables w/ Eggplant

I had been wanting to make a roasted vegetable recipe I saw many weeks ago but didn’t have the eggplant that was called for in the recipe.  But yesterday I both had the eggplant and the timing was perfect for making the recipe.

But I couldn’t find it anymore!  I still don’t remember where I saw it.  So, what does one do?  Improvise!  And here, my friends, is the delicious result – so full of flavor and very simple to make.  Perfect for a cold winter’s eve.

ROASTED VEGETABLES WITH EGGPLANT

2 yams, peeled and cubed

1 eggplant, medium-sized, sliced into rounds

1 lb baby bella mushrooms, sliced

1/2 large red Spanish onion, diced

3 celery sticks, sliced

1 bulb garlic, chopped

~1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1/2 T herbs de provence

2 tsp Spike

1 t garlic powder

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp white pepper

3 T olive oil

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Preheat oven to 425F.

Leaving the peel on, slice the eggplant into rounds.  Prepare a 1:1 soy sauce: water mixture, and lightly spread the diluted soy sauce onto each slice, both sides, laying them out a colander.  Soak for 15 minutes then rinse off and pat dry.  Cut rounds into cubes and place in a large mixing bowl.

Add all other ingredients to the bowl.  Toss until well mixed.  [I used a 2nd mixing bowl and tossed the vegetables back and forth until they were well coated.]

Place mixture in a covered casserole dish and bake for 45 minutes until all vegetables are soft*.  Remove the lid, turn off the oven and let bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Served with brown rice and salad.  5 people ate well.  🙂

If you give it a try, let me know what you think.  Thanks!  ~Chelvanaya

*Don’t stir or only toss lightly.  The yams become very soft and the presentation of this dish is prettier if they stay intact.  Next time I make I’ll take a photo – or send in yours!

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One thought on “RECIPE: Roasted Vegetables w/ Eggplant

  1. 7 med. golden potatoes, cubed
    1 head broccoli, separated
    2 celery sticks, chopped
    2 carrots, sliced (from a local farm – very tasty)
    1 leek, sliced
    1/2 pkg button mushrooms, sliced thick
    2 garlic cloves, chopped
    1 t salt
    1 t garlic powder
    1/4 t red pepper flakes
    1/2 t white pepper
    ~1 t fresh Greek oregano leaves
    ~1 t fresh rosemary leaves
    3-4 fresh Thai basil leaves, shredded
    4 T olive oil

    Prepared as above.
    Delicious!

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