Vegan Chickpea and Eggplant Stew Recipe

By Aine Carlin | June 27, 2011


Photo: Aine Carlin

For me, convenience food does not come pre-packaged and require minutes in the microwave. I don’t even own one of those crazy radioactive machines and never intend to buy one. Am I a food snob? Maybe a little but that’s not why I shun ready meals. The real reason I shy away from TV dinners is because they scare me a little – all those preservatives and masses amount of salt and sugar is not what constitutes a decent meal in my book. Read More


Roasted Eggplant & Plantains Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson | December 28, 2010

Photo: NellieMcS

Photo: NellieMcS

I love roasted eggplant, and this vegetarian dish combines the hearty vegetable with sweet plantains for a spicy side to your Kwanzaa feast.  Plantains are similar to a banana, but are generally used for cooking.  In this recipe, I roast them and then  toss them in a spice mixture.  If you love sweet and savory contrasts in food, then this is a dish for you!

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