Good Eats: Healthy Recipes with Pomegranates, Eggplants and Figs

What to do with pomegranates, eggplants and figs from the garden.
(Domestic Adventures of an MBA)

Let’s talk about food. I love good eats. But really, who does’t? The challenge these days is sticking to healthy recipes. Thanks to Pinterest, my recipe repertoire has expanded beyond my signature dish, 7 Layer Dip, to maybe a dozen or so dishes. Since I love pretty pictures, I am inspired by the visual ’pins’ and by the fruits and vegetables growing in the garden.

In my previous post, Photography Assignments Days 1-10, I shared an image that symbolized “home”: pomegranates (because no Garden of Eden would not be complete without). What do with pomegranates? Throw it into your favorite guacamole recipe!

Spicy Pomegranate Guacamole Recipe

Ingredients for Spicy Pomegranate Guacamole:

  • 4 avocados (2 mashed, 2 cubed)
  • 2 firm medium tomatoes, seeded
  • half of a red onion, finely chopped
  • a couple of sprigs of cilantro
  • not too many jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
  • lots and lots of minced garlic
  • a few squeezes of lime
  • a pinch of kosher salt
  • two or three turns of ground black pepper
  • a dash of cumin
  • top with seeds from one pomegranate

For actual measurements, see the original recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen http://natashaskitchen.com/2012/07/03/spicy-guacamole-recipe/
For easy onion slicing, get the Norpro Stainless Steel Onion Holder

Next up. What does one do with eggplants? Is it even possible to make eggplants taste good? As I was wondering what to do with eggplants, Pinterest came to the rescue again.

Eggplant in the Vegetable Garden

Eggplant with Fig RecipeIngredients for Eggplant with Figs and Leeks:

  • 1 large eggplant (or, in my case, many small ones)
  • lots and lots of minced garlic
  • 1 large ball of mozzarella (or, in my case, many small ones)
  • a couple leaves of leeks (Fresh out of leeks, I harvested garlic leaves instead. Or substitute with scallions or chives.)
  • 1 fig, quartered
  • some cherry tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • dashes of balsamic vinegar
  • a bit of sugar

For actual measurements, see the original recipe by Monika Walecka http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=pl&u=http://gotujebolubi.pl/my-own-master-chef/&prev=search

Thoughts to ponder: is eggplant a fruit or a vegetable?

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