Now more than ever, my food philosophy goes something like this: keep it simple, use fresh ingredients.
Before having our daughter, I had the time and energy for lots of kitchen projects. Post-baby, meals have gone through a progression of exclusively eating things made by family and friends (a lifeline in the 4th trimester!) to meal delivery services, to “frozen waffles are a food group, right?” Today, we’re mostly back to eating meals I’ve made for our family, even if it’s bowls of oatmeal with frozen fruit that I’m calling dinner. More often than not though, I’m cooking with a baby crying and/or clinging to my leg as I try to distract her with wooden spoons and other nearby items with dull edges. That’s where recipes like this 6-ingredient Stuffed Eggplant come into play. I’m so happy to be sharing this big batch, leftover-friendly meal from the new and very approachable Deliciously Ella: Quick & Easy cookbook.
Ella has a few cookbooks under her belt, and this latest one is such a beautiful and accessible resource, smartly broken down into sections for 10 minutes, 20 minutes, and big batch meals. It’s currently the cookbook I reach for the most when I’m not making my own recipes. It’s filled with over 100 vegan recipes, helpful cooking tips, and gorgeous photos; I definitely recommend treating yourself to a copy!
There are so many lovely recipes, I had a hard time deciding which one to share with you, but ultimately I chose this Stuffed Eggplant because a) eggplant is in peak season right now, and b) it’s my favorite kind of cooking: transforming a handful of basic ingredients—eggplant, quinoa, sun-dried tomatoes—into something wonderful.
6-Ingredient Stuffed Eggplant
Cook Time: 1 hour
6-ingredient gluten-free, grain-free, and vegan Stuffed Eggplant! This simple recipe is a brilliant option for bigger family meals. They not only look gorgeous, but they also have tons of flavor and texture.
Reprinted by arrangement from Deliciously Ella: Quick & Easy. Copyright © 2020, Ella Mills.
Copyright © 2020 Ella Mills for Deliciously Ella.