Tex-Mex Eggplant

Ready to try something a little different? Well, there’s certainly more than one way to cook this vegetable.

Recipe of the Week: Eggplant Mexicana

1 med. eggplant, peeled & cubed (1 lb.’s worth)
2 c. chopped fresh tomatoes
1/4 c. chopped onion
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 tbs. snipped parsley (or cilantro)

Directions:  In large nonstick skillet, combine all but the parsley/cilantro. Simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes or until eggplant is tender, stirring a couple of times. Sprinkle with parsley/cilantro before serving.

Option: If you aren’t watching your salt intake, you can substitute canned Mexican diced tomatoes with chilis and substitute ground cumin for chili powder – or not, if you like it really spicy.


Thought of the Week: Appearance – Every single day of every single week of every month, we are assaulted via the internet, magazines, and television with apparent perfection of appearance – ideal hair, face, body, fashion, etc., etc., etc. – until I’m ready to gag…The hairstyle of Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas has bothered some stupid people. Geez! A sixteen-year-old American girl has won GOLD, for heaven’s sake! What the heck did her hair have to do with that? And yesterday, there was this article, bullied-14-year-old-girl , about a girl who had reconstructive surgery on her ears, nose, and chin because of bullying. The surgeon performed $40K of work for free because of her “deformities.” How dare he say that! Gawkiness is part of adolescence; very few children do not go through that stage. A cleft palate is a deformity…Unfortunately, until society becomes blind to appearance, these prejudicial issues will continue. And, bullies don’t slither far from their tree roots.

(Remember this “Twilight Zone” episode?)


About Cyranette

I have been writing since I was 11 and am now a grandmother of 9. Aside from my family, I love writing, reading, movies, gardening, genealogy, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 19 years. I am a survivor of rape, abuse, and cancer. I believe in love, kindness, and common sense. I was born/raised in Indiana and have lived in Massachusetts, Texas, and California. I have visited: most of the United States, British Columbia, Germany, Austria, and Costa Rica. My husband and I would like to visit England, Europe, and New Zealand and to take a train ride along the Canadian/American border. I have written essays, articles, short stories, a romance novel, a self-help book, and several children's books.
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One Response to Tex-Mex Eggplant

  1. Claire Cappetta says:

    Love eggplant! And those people who dissed Gabby Douglas on her hair need to look at themselves first and check out their level of ‘shallowness’ An amazing athlete!


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