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Comfort food that is healthy & delicious! It's not ready in 10 minutes but it is worth the wait. A version of my mom's version of Stewed Eggplant. Watch me make it here.

Stewed Eggplant - Guyanese/West Indian (Vegan)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

35 minutes

Stewed Eggplant - Guyanese/West Indian (Vegan)

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small *wiri wiri pepper or 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cardamom pods, seeds out & ground or 1/4 tsp pre-ground cardamom seeds
  • 2-3 small tomatoes, chopped, fresh or canned
  • 2 medium eggplant, any variety that you prefer, cut into 1 to 1.5 inch cubes
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp salt or 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp vegetable or coconut oil
  • 3/4 to 1 cup of hot water

Instructions

  1. Chop all of your vegetable & set them aside.
  2. If using whole cardamom, remove and grind in a mortar & pestle or a coffee grinder.
  3. Measure out the rest of your ingredients & set them aside.
  4. In a large skillet or pot, heat the oil, on a medium-high heat.
  5. Add the onions, sauteing for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the garlic, cumin, cardamom & peppers cooking for another 2-ish minutes.
  7. Add the tomatoes, cooking for another 5-7 minutes. Fresh tomatoes may double the time on this part of the recipe.
  8. You want the mixture to be on the dry side & start to turn into a chunkier paste.
  9. Add the eggplant, stirring well.
  10. Add the ketchup, salt or soy sauce. Mix well.
  11. Cook for 2 minutes, before adding the hot water. Stir & cover with a lid.
  12. Cooking for 20-ish minutes. You can check halfway through to make sure that the liquid has not evaporated. If it has add another 1/4 cup of hot water.
  13. Eggplant should be very soft at the end of the 20 minutes. Check for seasoning. Adjust if needed.
  14. This is a shorter version, of my mom's. Her eggplant would cook for a good hour or more.
  15. Remove the lid and continue cooking until most of the liquid is evaporated. About 10-15 minutes.
  16. Serve hot over rice, with roti or as your vegetable side.

Notes

*Wiri wiri peppers are a Guyanese (South America) pepper, although it is grown in various places around the globe. A 100000 to 350000 on the scoville scale. Full of heat & tons of flavour. Some are mild, the others surprise you with the intensity.

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Some products that I use, online: 

Club House Organic Ground Cumin 40g
Frontier Natural Products Coop Bulk Peppercorns, Black Whole Pouch, French/English, 39-GramFrontier Natural Products Coop Bulk Chili Peppers, Red Pepper Flakes Organic Pouch, French/English, 27-Gram
Frontier Natural Products Coop Bulk Cardamom Seed Whole Organic Pouch, French/English, 28-Gram
Nutiva Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil, 444 ml

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Roti (Paratha) – Guyanese/West Indian Style recipe/video & Peas & Rice - Guyanese Style recipe/video

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Till next time,

Nadia

I love steamed vegetables but sometimes I like a change. This is also great for picky eaters. Growing up my mom always jazzed up our vegetables, so I was lucky enough to not suffer, from boiled foods. Who wants bland, boiled vegetables? Oven roasting will give your vegetables a slightly sweet flavour, from the caramelization process.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube.

Easy Roasted Broccolini

Easy Roasted Broccolini

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of washed broccolini
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper to your taste
  • 1/4 tsp any all purpose seasoning of your choice
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder to your taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder to your taste

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet. I used parchment paper on top of an old pan.
  3. Clean and trim your broccolini. Save the stalks, if you don't use them, for stock.
  4. Add the oil and spices, in a bowl. Mix well.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Depending on your oven, you may need to turn your pan around or flip the broccolini, if your oven cooks unevenly.
  7. Serve warm or hot, as a side or a main.
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Garlic Powder & Onion Powder that I use, online:

Canada: Club House Organic Garlic Powder 57g 

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Till next time,

Nadia