The past two weeks have been kinda hectic. Going back to uni, having classes in the evening almost every day,… It kinda messed up the routine that I had build up over summer. I don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen these days, so that’s why I’ve been fixing up real quick meals over the past two weeks.
One of my favorite quick meals is this easy eggplant stew. In think it’s perfect for everyone who doesn’t like to spend much time on cooking, wants to have a delicious dinner on the table in just a few minutes time, likes to cook low budget and (of course) likes eggplants as much as I do 😉 Do you recognize yourself in those criteria? Then let’s get cooking!
I serve this stew with couscous most of the time, but it’s also delicious with rice or even some baked potatoes. You can also add some extra vegetables to the stew (like cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, carrots,…) and variate with herbs and spices. I think this stew is also something great to serve to your omni friends and family. You’ll definitely get a smile on their faces as a result! 🙂
- What do you need? (2 to 3 people)
– 1 onion
– 2 big or 3 smaller eggplants
– 300ml plain tomato sauce
– 2 teaspoons thyme
– 1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon
– Salt and pepper
– Couscous / rice / potatoes (prepared the way you like it)
- How do you make it?
Chop the onion and cut the eggplants into big cubes. Heat some soy butter or olive oil in a big casserole and bake the onions for a minute. Add the eggplant cubes and bake with the onions until they’ve turned soft. (You might have to add some more butter or olive oil from time to time, because eggplants absorb this really quickly.) Add the tomato sauce and let simmer for a couple more minutes.
In the mean time you can add the thyme, cinnamon, salt and pepper. If you like it more saucy, you can add some water. Taste and see if you want to add some more herbs or not. Personally I often like to add some more cinnamon, but I’m just kinda addicted to that 😉
- Serve with couscous, rice or baked potatoes. There you go; a tasty, quick, low-budget dinner that won’t leave you hungry at all. Enjoy!