One Pot Pasta Alla Norma (So Vegan) uses 2 whole aubergines. This is a good recipe to try one-pot pasta, which is when you cook everything in the pan together, rather than just the pasta first. One less pan to wash up! Serve with vegan feta.
In the UK, they (fruits) are aubergines, or eggplants if you wear your pants on the outside (ie. American). This large vegetable is often one that people keep in the fridge, and don’t know what to do with, unless they are making a moussaka. This quite strange vegetable contains a tiny amount of nictotine. Depending on whether you follow the Allen Carr school of thought (it’s best to give up nicotine altogether) or whether you think weaning yourself off is best – the latter says that eating aubergines can help with giving up the weed.
They are not always purple, some are white and some have stripes. You are often told to sprinkle them with salt and leave for a while to remove bitterness, but it’s not always necessary for small ripe vegetables. Like potatoes and tomatoes, these are part of the nightshade family, which some people are allergic to. Store in a cool place (not the fridge) and use in tasty vegan recipes.
Smoky Grilled Eggplant (Minimalist Baker) only takes 20 minutes. The smoky spices and coconut aminos make this a lovely side dish for your veggie BBQ.
Eggplant (aubergine) is one of the foods often used to make vegan bacon. This recipe at Minimalist Baker is a good to start you off. The eggplant is marinated in smoky spice, tamari, maple syrup and vegan Worcestershire sauce, then baked at a low temperature.