I Found One
20 Wed, 2010 § 4 Comments
Annoyed by the deceptiveness of the name of our current street — Quailview Loop — I was convinced there were no quail here
until tonight 🙂
Happiest moment all day.
It didn’t even matter that dinner would be served late & not exactly what I had planned.
I have little bopping quail to humor my walks again.
I hope you found something beautiful today as well
or at least something delicious 😉
Braised Lebanese Eggplant with Chickpeas
Adapted from a recipe in Fitness Magazine
- 2 T EVOO
Heat in a dutch oven or large pot or deep pan over med-high heat.
- 1 large Onion, diced
Add & saute ~7 minutes, until soft.
- 1 large Eggplant or 6 small, cut into 2-inch pieces
Cook 5 minutes, until Eggplant begins to brown.
- 2 cloves Garlic, minced
- ½ tsp ground All Spice
- ¼ tsp ground Cumin
- 1 can Tomato Sauce
- dash of dried Basil &/or a Bay Leaf
- 1 T Red Wine
Stir in & bring to a simmer.
Reduce heat to medium & simmer 5 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Transfer to a slow cooker on low for 2-4 hours until the eggplant is tender.
[you can also transfer it to a preheated 325*F oven for 45-50 minutes, covered, if using a dutch oven.]
Years ago, this was one of my first experiences with eggplant, & I absolutely fell in love. It just sort of falls apart in your mouth…marrying with the all spice perfectly.
It was meant to be served in grilled spaghetti squash bowls…but alas, due to an empty propane tank & a little misunderstanding, we will just have to dress our bowls up with something else tomorrow.