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Beef tomatoes
Eggplant
Heart cabbage
Yellow zucchini
Bok choi
Cauliflower
Coconut
White dragon fruit
Spring onion
Garlic
Kale
Ginger

 

 

 

This week we suggest Summer Squash and Onions recipe from Spicy Southern Kitchen  .

Recipe: Spicy Southern Kitchen

Summer Squash and Onions

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons bacon grease
  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  • 5 medium yellow squash, sliced into circles
  • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme or tarragon, or use about 2 teaspoons fresh

Directions

  1. In a large pan, preferably cast iron, heat bacon grease and butter. Add squash and onion.
  2. Sprinkle sugar over squash and onion. Cook over medium-low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in salt, pepper, and thyme and serve.
Beef tomatoes
Eggplant
Heart cabbage
Yellow zucchini
Bok choi
Cauliflower
Coconut
White dragon fruit
Spring onion
Garlic
Kale
Ginger

 

 

 

 

This week we suggest Moroccan Lentil-Stuffed Eggplant

recipe from Minimalist Baker

Receipt: Minimalist Baker

Your The Box ByNature

Moroccan Lentil-Stuffed Eggplant

Ingredients

. EGGPLANT

  • 4 small eggplants
  • 2 Tbsp avocado or coconut oil (if avoiding oil, sub water)
  • 1 pinch sea salt

. LENTILS

  • 1 batch Moroccan-Spiced Lentils
  • 1 3/4 cups crushed tomatoes (crushed are best for flavor and texture // can sub diced or puréed tomatoes)
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and black pepper (plus more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika (plus more to taste)

. FOR SERVING optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C) and get out a 9×13-inch (or similar size) baking dish.
  • To a large saucepan or rimmed skillet, add Moroccan-Spiced Lentils, crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper, and paprika. Heat over medium heat until bubbling. Then reduce heat to simmer and cook for 5 minutes more. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more salt and pepper for overall flavor or paprika for smokiness.
  • See notes if thinly slicing and rolling the eggplant. Otherwise, use a knife to cut an angled divot out of the center of your eggplants. Then use a spoon to scrape out a hollow center. Leave enough eggplant flesh so it’s sturdy enough to hold the lentils (see photo). (Save leftover eggplant to make things like Eggplant CurryPersian Eggplant Dip, or Baba Ganoush.)
  • Heat a large rimmed skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add oil and the eggplant cut-side down and cover – you may have to do this in two (or more if increasing batch size) batches depending on the size of your pan. Cook on one side for 4-5 minutes or until slightly charred. Then flip the eggplant over on the other side, cover, and cook for 4-5 minutes more. You’re looking for the eggplant to be softened and browned on the outside.
  • Once the eggplant is cooked, place cut-side up in your baking dish and top with lentils. There should be plenty to fill the eggplant and some overflow, which can be spooned down into the dish. Top with vegan parmesan cheese and panko bread crumbs.
  • Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes or until the eggplant is soft and browned and the lentils are bubbling. The bread crumbs should be browned.
  • Serve as is or over rice or cauliflower rice (optional). Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro (optional) for color and flavor.
  • Best when fresh, though leftovers keep covered in the refrigerator up to 4 days or in the freezer up to 1 month.

Notes

*If slicing and rolling the eggplant into roll-ups, follow this method!
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with oil and without rice.
*Stuffing method adapted from Cooking with Alia.

Nutrition (1 of 4 servings)

Serving: 1 stuffed eggplantsCalories: 429Carbohydrates: 72.8 gProtein: 19.4 gFat: 9.6 gSaturated Fat: 1.2 gTrans Fat: 0 gCholesterol: 0 mgSodium: 403 mgFiber: 33.2 gSugar: 25 g