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Garlic Eggplant with Wild Rice

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I have found that eating small but often really helps me feel so much better and in the heat I realized that eating my “dinner” meal mid day helped me even more. After the heat of the day you would think it would cool down for my dinner but where I live it takes a long time after the sun goes down to get to a comfortable temperature, so I will eat a cold light meal in the evening. This has help me have a lot more energy when I would normally have a really hard time. ( I’ll explain more about this in a latter post)

With my love of eggplant, lunch came around and I thought I would make a quick and easy meal with it. Plus I had some wild rice from the previous day, what luck!

You can always salt your egg plant but for this recipe I skipped this step. Some people really like salting their eggplant leaving it sit for 30 minutes then rinsing but I had a time crunch and didn’t want to stand anymore than was needed.

 

Garlic Eggplant with Wild Rice

 

1 small eggplant washed and diced (I peeled mine but if you want you can leave the skin on)

4-5 cloves of garlic diced

3-4 green onions washed and diced

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1 cup of veggie broth

1- 1 1/2 Teaspoons of cornstarch

2 Tablespoon of brown sugar

2/3 Cup of Soy sauce

per your taste onion powder,  garlic powder and  ground black pepper (if you like a little fire add red pepper fakes)

In a frying pan pour olive oil in then add cubed eggplant start to brown the eggplant then add garlic and towards the end the green onion. This can go fast, so a good do ahead tip is get the sauce together. Mix broth, cornstarch, brown sugar and soy sauce with the seasoning in a bowl set a side.

After the eggplant, garlic and onion are nicely brown stir in the sauce. Continue to stir for a few minutes until it is a nice thickness. Simmer a few more minutes remove from heat. Pour over wild rice that is cooked per the packaged instructions. I have also has this over quinoa.

Just shy of a half hour (if you cook the rice ahead of time) you have a really good meal.

 

 

Author:

Hi, I'm Gwyn a entrepreneur, mom of 2 and a grandma of 2! I had been married for a long time to an abusive alcoholic, this left me feeling broken and forgetting who I really was. I started gwyns day 1 as a way for me to share the awesome way God can heal, restore and give a wonderful life full of purpose and joy. My greatest passion is my family but also helping others . With this blog I hope to share uplifting quotes and stories for a healthy mind body and soul life style, as well as fun with crafts and recipes. Here is my mantra and the whole reason for the name of this blog, what a great reminder that every day is a brand new day we can start fresh and do better. Day One Matthew West from the album Live Forever Buy on Amazon | iTunes

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