Miso Glazed Eggplant & Why I’m Leaving Facebook

Miso Glazed Eggplant & Why I’m Leaving Facebook

I’m sneaking this next recipe in.. just before it starts to really cool down. I think it kind of should have by now, considering that we’re halfway through November. But hey, you certainly won’t find me complaining about the long days of sunshine and warmth. I found these tiny Fairy Tale Eggplants just the other day, and I had to buy them because they were so cute. I really can’t help it. When food is miniature, I fall instantly in love and want to buy eat, eat it and hold it in my hand forever all at once. Eating it usually wins in the end. I decided they should be roasted, with a miso-tahini glaze. Sweet, salty, umami, creamy goodness. Spruced up by some lovely green onions and sesame seeds. Ingredients: 6-8 Fairy tale eggplants, or 2 medium Japanese eggplants 2 Tbsp Miso 3 Tbsp Tahini 2 tsp Mirin A sprinkling of Sea Salt A sprinkling of brown sugar Sesame seeds, black and/or white for garnish Green onions, bias sliced for garnish Directions: 1. Slice eggplants in half lengthwise. Peel if desired. Score the cut half lightly with a knife. Sprinkle with salt and allow to sit, scored side up for about 20-30 minutes. 2. Preheat oven to 400 F. Wipe salt and any liquid accumulation off of the eggplants. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment and bake for 15-30 minutes. Timing will depend on the size of your eggplants. Bake until they are nicely softened, but watch closely so they don’t burn. 3. While the eggplants are baking, prepare the glaze. In a small bowl, whisk...
Video – Knife Skills: Onion Dice.

Video – Knife Skills: Onion Dice.

Let’s add another ninja knife skill to your repertoire. Be sure to use a sharp knife and watch your fingers. It’s tricky at first, and it will feel strange. But then, with some practice, you will become efficient beyond your wildest dreams. My favorite part of this slice is at the end, when I get to watch all my beautiful little onion dice cascading off my knife. So satisfying. So useful. So fun. Next up – #BAOnionChallenge *BONUS TIP – At the end, you can still chop up the last little bit of onion around the root. Simply lay this piece flat, and dice it up (around the root) in a size that will match the rest of your onion dice. Then, discard the root piece. Voila! No waste....
Video – Knife Skills: Matchstick

Video – Knife Skills: Matchstick

Below you’ll find a quick video teaching you how to matchstick carrots. This skill is especially useful when you’re cooking up Asian cuisine. I know I’m a nerd, but knife skills are fun. Disclaimer: In real life, please slice up more of the carrot than I did. I discarded half to keep the video quick ‘n dirty for you. Also, I don’t normally dress to match my cutting board. Enjoy the video? Please share and let’s spread the matchstick love....