Are you ready for some spice???
Recipe from a friend | Serves: 4 as a side, I ate the whole dang thing, if you throw it over some rice, probably serves 2 healthy dinners| Time: ~25 min.
1 large #eggplant, diced into 1/2 inch pieces
1 yellow #bellpepper
1 tbsp EVO
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tsp ginger
1 tbsp hot pepper flakes
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp reduced sugar ketchup
1 tbsp paprika
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
Basil, for serving
Preheat the oven to 425F. Lightly oil a baking pan. Arrange the eggplant and bell pepper in a single layer on the pan. Drizzle lightly with EVO and sprinkle with S&P. Roasted until tender, 20 min, turn once.
While the eggplant roasts, heat oil in a saucepan over heat. Add onion, garlic, and ginger and cook 5 min. Stir in pepper flakes, tomato paste, and ketchup and cook another 2 min. Transfer mixture to a blender and add paprika, salt, and Worcestershire sauce. Process until smooth.
To serve, toss the eggplant with the sauce and sprinkle with basil.
What I ate and drank today
64 oz of water (as of dinner time)
Lentil/rice mix with egg
Refried bean, cheese, spinach, and mustard sandwich
2 cups decaf coffee
1 bowl of cinnamon toast crunch with cashew milk
Eggplant piri piri
1 beer because that piri piri is SPICY
~ 3 miles of walking