Try it Tuesday: Eggplant


805381_64478678Last week I tried eggplant for the first time. I know it seems odd that I’ve never had it, seeing as how it’s a staple in so many households. But alas, I’ve been in the dark when it came to eggplant. But not so anymore!!

I found an easy recipe for eggplant parmesan over at Allrecipes and gave it a go. I found it quite easy to prepare. It was easy to peel, easy to cut, and I just tossed it with some gluten free bread crumbs, toasted it, and tossed it in with some spaghetti sauce and baked it with cheese.

I found it quite yummy, though the texture was different than what I was used to. It took on the taste of the sauce, so it was kind of odd to be eating the veggie instead of a pasta noodle! My husband on the other hand only ate it because he was hungry and there was nothing else to eat. I don’t think he’d like me to make it again for the main dish. So maybe next time I’ll find a side dish to prepare!

So have you ever eaten eggplant? If so, what’s your favorite way to prepare it?

About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. I don’t care for the big eggplants at all, I think they’re always bitter; but I LOVE the little Japanese eggplants. We ate them constantly when I was in China, stir-fried in a black bean sauce. Amazing. And they’re good on pizza! They are just less watery, less bitter, delicious.


    donielle Reply:

    @Vanderbilt Wife,
    Thanks for letting me know! I’ll have to be on the lookout for them some time. I wonder if I could plant them next year in my garden…..

  2. Our first experience with eggplant ended in a trip to the ER. We didn’t know that my DH was allergic to it. In fact, I had never even heard of eggplant allergies at all before. His mouth began to itch and it got harder and harder for him to breathe.

    donielle Reply:

    How scary! I never think to watch my husband and I for allergies, especially for things like fruits and veggies!