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Middle eastern and Mediterranean cuisines include many eggplant recipes that are extremely delicious and easy to make. This recipe, Imam Bayildi, is one of my favorite recipes. Its roots go back to the Ottoman Empire.   As for the name of the dish, “imam” refers to a Turkish religious leader in Islam who works in mosques. […]

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March 21, 2022

Imam Bayildi

Imam Bayildi Recipe

Ingredients, Makes 4 Servings  1 large eggplant, washed and sliced ½ inch thick, about 3-4” in diameter 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp Italian seasoning Directions Simply whisk together the oil, balsamic vinegar and Italian seasoning. Quickly marinate the eggplant slices in the mixture. Using a simple nonstick skillet […]

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October 3, 2021

Balsamic Grilled Eggplant

What is your comfort food? Mine is a family favorite – eggplant parm. Over the last 5 years, I’ve tried and tested my favorite vegan version of the traditional eggplant parmigiana dish. Let me know if you give it a try, I can’t wait to hear how you enjoy it!  Vegan Eggplant Parmigiana Makes 6 […]

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January 12, 2021

Vegan Eggplant Parmigiana