Eggplant “pizza”

It's not really a pizza -- that's why, in the title, "pizza" is enclosed in quotes. But it is like a pizza because it has a crust, and a tomato and cheese topping. In fact, it is like pizza Margherita because the topping … [Read more...]


Pork, tofu and eggplant stir fry

Tomatoes and tofu are not ingredients that I'd ordinarily consider to be ideal partners. Because tofu is so neutral, I'd rather combine it with a rich sauce to make it pop. Lately, however, Speedy and I have been … [Read more...]


Pork, eggplant and shiitake stir fry

First of all, thank you, Saveur editors, for including my blog in your Worldwide Feast: 55 Great Global Food Blogs. That really made my day. My friend Joel kind of pre-empted Saveur by two weeks with a crystal-ball like post … [Read more...]


Crispy panko-coated eggplant nuggets

Although eggplants by themselves are almost impossible to turn crisp without first dehydrating them, with a little magic using very ordinary ingredients, you can transform them into appetizers cum snacks with layers of … [Read more...]


Eggplant caviar

Rarely will I exclaim joy over a meal that has no meat in it. Whether in the form of pork, beef, lamb, poultry or even seafood -- I prefer most of my protein to come from meat. But purely vegetable dishes, I seldom find … [Read more...]


Roasted eggplants and tomato salsa

When we were in the supermarket last Sunday, Sam picked up a bag of eggplants. Unfortunately for her, the eggplants didn't get cooked before we drove her back to the condo the following day. It is Wednesday already, the … [Read more...]


Pork and eggplant stir fry

We love eggplants. We like them saucy, baked, as a dip, with eggs, with pasta and even with fried rice. Eggplants are especially good in a stir fry -- the problem is to make sure that they cook at the same time as the … [Read more...]