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Eggplant for a hater?


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Eggplant for a hater?

Jacquilynne | Aug 25, 2006 06:26 PM

So I get these weekly vegetable boxes full of, well, vegetables, in order to encourage myself to eat more vegetables. But here's the thing: some vegetables, I just don't like.

I've mastered zuccini and learned to enjoy it. I'm working on onions (cooked, ok, raw, not so much). But eggplant. Eggplant is my nemesis. The texture, it's so icky and the flavour is so blah. I just can't find myself not hating it.

And this week's box has a big ol' eggplant in it.

So, hounds, can you help me out here? Is there something I can do with this eggplant that will make me not hate it? Some beginner eggplant recipe for weak palates? Eggplant for dummies?

Given that 'eat more vegetables' is but one point in my 27 point plan for 'weighing less than a small car', it'd be helpful if the recipes didn't involve boiling the eggplant in cream and slathering it in butter, or the like, but I'm fearful that the only way to like it is if I can't taste it.

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