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Hello, people. I am new to vegetarianism. One week down, actually. I had been considering the lifestyle for awhile and then I watched Food, Inc. last week and it pushed me to finally make the leap.<br><br>
Anyway, I am a 24 year old female living in the US. I live with my boyfriend who is still a meat-eater and mostly supportive aside from the occasional comment. Unfortunately, he is the cook but since this is my choice I've now got to learn more cooking.<br><br>
So today I'm going to figure out what to do with this big eggplant I bought from a farmers market this weekend. I'm thinking something involving tomato sauce, herbs, and baking. Any eggplant stories or advice?
 

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That's awesome, great job!!<br><br>
If you were looking for some good recipes, I recommend 'Compasionate Cooks' and 'Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's' Books, she's fabulous!<br><br>
I Don't care for eggplant, so I can't help you there >.<
 

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Welcome!
 

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Peel it, cube it and stir-fry it in hot oil for about 20 minutes, until it's browned and thoroughly cooked. Then add it to your tomato sauce with basil and oregano. If you want to bake it instead, roast it whole, with a few holes poked in it with a fork until it starts to get soft. Then cool it and peel and chop it. The eggplant will be a little less well-shaped if you bake it, but it will still taste good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Poppy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3057755"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Peel it, cube it and stir-fry it in hot oil for about 20 minutes, until it's browned and thoroughly cooked. Then add it to your tomato sauce with basil and oregano.</div>
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I like this. I went with baking today but I'll save that for later. I'm a big eggplant fan.<br><br>
Question: Is there anything bad about eating the skin?
 

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Nope, it can just be chewy as heck. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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