Not everyone loves eggplant, also known as aubergine, but this version is a crowd favorite.
The smoky taste of the grilled eggplant along with the lemony pasta makes this dish deliciously light and satisfying.
The skin on the grilled eggplant should start to shrivel and the shape soften. Be sure to test for doneness by poking with a fork or knife.
When sauteing mushrooms, remember to cook over a medium-high heat, turning often, and do not salt! if you don’t like mushrooms…this dish works great without them.
NOTE: If you don’t like mushrooms…this dish works great without them.
I came across a posting from Mercy For Animals for a Vegan Tuna Melt Sandwich. I wanted to give it a try but add some of the ingredients I love! Also, by substituting tomatoes for the bread it made it healthier and gluten-free.
This makes enough for 8 lunch-sized portions and 4 large dinner portions. It keeps in the refrigerator for a few days and is absolutely delicious. Next time I might add a little seaweed to the mix!
When I think of comfort food it definitely involves a creamy texture. This one just uses a little bit of vegan cream cheese per serving which makes it a lot less naughty.
You can, as always, substitute veggies in this dish depending on your individual tastes.
I used Lotus Foods Jade Rice Noodles* to keep it gluten free. But feel free to use any type of preferred rice/noodle/grain.
*Make sure you buy the Ramen Cakes, not soup.