Monday, 28 January 2013

A day of delish

After shopping up a vege storm this past weekend I was filled with loads of inspiration for today's meals!! A middle eastern feast for lunch, and a touch of Mexican for dinner. Along with trying to cut out quite a few things we're also trying to add lots of new stuff to our diet. New foods and new recipes. These are both new recipes for us and the eggplant is a new food! Yesterday I tried my first fig and OH MY GOD I am in love!!  

For lunch we had homemade hummus, tomatoes, a flatbready thing, Moroccan spiced zucchini scrambled eggs (failed fritters) and a chickpea and eggplant stew. It was sooo good and will be a definite regular. Easy as too!!

Chickpea and Eggplant Stew

1 medium eggplant
1 large onion
2 cloves garlic
2 tsps cumin
1/2 chilli powder
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 can chickpeas

Chop the eggplant into 1cm cubes and brown quickly in oil, put aside. Remove the eggplant and set aside. Saute finely sliced onion and garlic along with the spices in oil. Add chopped tomatoes and chickpeas along with half a can of water. Put the eggplant back in, cover and cook on low for an hour.

Tea tonight was rump steak, wedges, and baked Mexican eggs on a spicy bean mix. It is my new absolute favourite and I'm gagging to grow some chilli's and peppers so we can have it all the time! Also a super easy slap up tea, could be a takeaway replacer here. Have always loved the look of mexican baked eggs and the chillis and peppers I bought at the farmers market inspired me to whip some up.

Baked eggs on beans

half a large onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 hot chilli
1 medium heat chilli
1 sweet pepper
2 tsps cumin
1 can kidney beans
2 tomatoes
4 eggs

Saute the onion finely sliced and  finely chopped garlic along with the cumin. Add the deseeded sliced chilli's and pepper (adjust to your spice level liking). Throw in the kidney beans and chopped tomatoes, cook covered for 10mins. Put the mix into an oven proof dish, the mix needs to be a few cm deep in the dish. Make 4 slight dips in the mix and crack an egg into each. Bake in the oven until the eggs look done to your liking.

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