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    Controls glucose absorption & reduces cellular oxidation stress:


    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...1170c0494f4042


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    the link is not working, try this: http://tinyurl.com/


    oops never mind

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      Makes me want to whip up some delicious baba ghanouj!

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        I love me some EGGPLANT!

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          Eggplant is one of the best very low carb foods.


          Just tonight I cut it into 3/8" thick slices lengthwise. Brushed with olive oil, sauteed in the frying pan. Sprinkled with crushed garlic, spread shredded mozzarella cheese on top, put in the toaster oven until the cheese melted.


          Yum yum. The old folks liked it, too.

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            Eggplant is awesome to use as mini pizza's. Makes for a fun family night if you seutp some thick slices and have an assortment of toppings to add before throwing into the oven.

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              I haven't really tried eggplant before. Do you have some more suggestions for cooking with it?

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                I love eggplant. I loved the pizza idea! Never thought this!


                In the Mediterrean cuisine there is a huge variety of recipies with eggplant and nearly all of the compatible with PB (below some Turkish recipies):


                Musakka (eggplant, minced meat, onions, garlic, cheese, eggs and lots of mild spices: black pepper, cinnamon, cumin). Cooked in the oven.


                Fried eggplant slices, eaten with yogurt and garlic. Simple and delicious!


                The imam has fainted (I am translating the Turkish name :-) ): very nice during the summer. Whole eggplants stuffed with onion rings, pepper, spices and tomatoes. Cooked in the oven, with some olive oil. To be eaten cold as a starter.


                Split eggplant: The same as the precedent but with minced meat. Should be eaten hot.


                Bon appetite ;-)

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                  Oh one of my abosulte favorites is grilled eggplant! Cut into rounds, maybe 1/2" thick, don't forget to salt them to "sweat them out" for 20 minutes, then brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. A few minutes on each side on the grill, and you're done. So good! I'm making stuffed eggplant for dinner next week (or split eggplant as murat called it), I've never tried it but it sounds delicious.

                  You are what you eat,
                  and what you eat eats too - Michael Pollan

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                    Lassagne, with slices of eggplant instead of sheets of pasta.

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                      I used to hate the stuff, but now it is fabulous in my book!


                      Musajen:


                      1. Here's a recipe from Mark that turned me over to Eggplant for good: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/stuffed-eggplant-recipe/


                      2. Here's a pic of what I 'created', which I call "Ingrid's Eggplant Stacks"!: http://twitpic.com/7odxa


                      I sauteed garlic, onions, cabbage and ground beef in bacon grease and then added some Tumeric with a bit of salt & Pepper. Meanwhile, I 'painted' Olive Oil on the Eggplant rounds, added parmesan cheese, salt & pepper and roasted in the oven under the broiler.


                      Added the cabbage a ground beef mixture to the top of the eggplant rounds and then a layer of fresh tomato slices and onion rings and placed under the broiler for only a minute or so.


                      We ended up devouring 1/2 of an eggplant that evening. Most of the second eggplant was saved for later 'stacks' and I still had leftovers from the 1st eggplant dinner for almost a week's worth of lunches!

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                        Here is a link to my recipe in English for "split" eggplant of "Karni yarik" in Turkish:


                        http://www.bigoven.com/160703-Karni-Yarik-recipe.html

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                          Well the photos are definitely old (before PB) and contain rice pilaf, the traditional friend of eggplant in Turkish cuisine. Now I eat it with tomatoes ;-)

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                            I used to think that eggplant was difficult to cook because all the recipes used to talk about salting it and letting it sit, then squeezing it out and soaking up extra moisture with paper towels...then I discovered a few months ago that all that is totally unnecessary. Slice it, season it, throw it under the broiler. What could be easier? Now it's one of my favorite veggies.

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                              Peel it and slice it the long way, then saute in olive oil (and I am one of those who does the salt/press/pat dry thing first), then roll them around whatever filling you want, then put the rolls in a pan and smother in your favorite tomato/pasta sauce and bake until nice and warm/cooked. Yum!

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