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Chef: Jeannie Hudkins
Makes: 2 - 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large eggplant
  • ¼ c tamari soy sauce
  • ¼ c maple syrup
  • 2 T Dijon mustard
  • ⅛ - ¼ t cayenne pepper, depending on heat preference
  • whole-grain pasta or brown rice, cooked 

Directions

  1. Peel eggplant. Cut into four sections. Thinly slice each section. 
  2. In a medium bowl, mix tamari, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and cayenne pepper.
  3. Add eggplant slices to bowl and mix to coat each slice
  4. Line a baking pan with non-stick aluminum foil. Place eggplant slices on lined baking pan. 
  5. Bake in 375 degree oven for 20 minutes. 
  6. Place eggplant on top of heated pasta or rice and serve. 

Tips

  1. To keep preparation time at a minimum, keep a supply of precooked whole-grain pasta and rice on hand for easy weekday meals. 
  2. Date paste (presoaked and blended dates) can be substituted for maple syrup. 


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