Recently I was blasted on Facebook because I now own my own health and wellness franchise and I'm still baking cookies. Yes, I still bake cookies, I love it, its one of my passions and it makes me happy. You must find the balance in everything. So today I'm showing something healthy, albeit delicious - and yes, my superheros love this too. Eggplant balls. You can put them in spaghetti sauce like we will be doing tonight, or eat them right off the plate - like we did the last time we made them. Yum either way - I promise!
|Tower Garden with tons of eggplants|
|My tower garden helper!|
|Just one day's harvest of eggplants|
I love these Japanese eggplants. They don't have as many seeds as other types, plus 4 of these makes about 4 cups of cubed eggplant. So I peel and cube my eggplants first and then get all of my other ingredients together. You know I've said it before - get my "mise en place" (French pronunciation: [mi zɑ̃ ˈplas]) is a French culinary phrase which meant "putting in place", as in set up) .
Pour olive oil in to a skillet and saute garlic just until lightly browned (always happens quick). Mix in eggplant and water. Reduce heat to low and cover skillet. Allow eggplant to steam until soft, about 20 minutes. I peek every so often and mash it with my wooden spatula.
I just got back to my computer after having my whole wheat pasta, 3 eggplant balls and a few shrimp (Mr. Incredible was in the mood for shrimp) it was delicious. I know it looks odd, but who cares!