The Power of “Eggplant”!

Not only is eggplant good for you, it can help lower your high blood pressure naturally!

I read something a while back about chopping up an unpeeled eggplant and placing it in a pitcher filled with spring water, letting it steep for a couple of hours before drinking 1 oz of the “eggplant water.”  It’s natural, so I thought…why not? ImageI tried it and it worked! But like anything natural you try, you should consult your physician and also be careful of the quantity of this “eggplant water” that you drink.

Eggplant has scopoletin, which has a general calming effect on the nerves that control the small muscles in blood vessel walls, as well as regulates serotonin, which  helps to reduce anxiety and depression.

So if you have eggplant recipes……post them, please!

Isn’t God amazing to have created this vegetable that not only tastes delicious, but also has all these wonderful natural attributes?

 

It’s All Your Fault, Foodie Bloggers!

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The small salad I had for dinner was no match against your amazing posts with vibrant photographs that almost made me want to be able to reach into the computer screen and pull out your dishes!

You made me run to my kitchen and rummage….finding eggplant, tomatoes and red onions, dusted with extra virgin olive oil, black pepper, kosher salt and turmeric…..and broiling to my heart’s content with just a little bit of shredded cheese! This will have to do for the time being until I have more time to make your dishes!!

 

Decadently Delicious Sriracha-Bourbon Sauce for Meatballs….or baked French Fries….or Eggplant….and just About Anything!

ImageWait till I tell you just how easy and simply absolutely lick-your-plate-deliciousness is my new Bourbon-Sriracha Absolutely Rocking Sauce for meatballs…and just anything else that you’d like a tomato based sauce with…..

1 cup of ketchup

1/4 cup bourbon….I used Jimmy Beam

1/4 teaspoon Sriracha sauce

I placed these three ingredients in a stovetop pot and allowed it to simmer for a good ten minutes, while I made simple meatballs, just seasoning them with grated red and jalapeno peppers, salt and a dash of pepper.

If you are using sriracha sauce for the first time, be very careful for “tasting” purposes.  This is a very hot sauce so a little bit goes a long way.

After transferring the meatballs to the simmering sauce, I started breading the eggplant and the tomato, chopped the potatoes and using extra virgin olive oil as a base, placed these vegetables to broil on high for approximately 4-5 minutes each side, sprinkling just a dash of kosher salt and pepper on top.

I just have to say that there was no way that I was going to just use ketchup on those baked fries….I used some of the Bourbon-Sriracha sauce on top of the baked fries, on top of the eggplant and with tomato….it is just so absolutely delicious that I could think of using this on just about anything, including meatloaf…and possibly a vegetable lasagna……yum…doesn’t that just sound amazing????

Stay tuned for the next recipe with leftover sauce!!! Could be a dessert……