Friday, July 27, 2012

(Wax) Bean Salad & An Inspired Recipe

The garden is begining to bust out the wax beans which means I get to try out some fun new recipes. Of course I turned to my favorite cookbook- Pinterest - for ideas.

I found this incredible recipe and I had almost everything with the exception of the green onions and parsley - so I just omitted them and I didn't have dijon mustard which I substituted regular yellow mustard. It was incredible! If you like tomatoes, goat cheese and wax beans, I think you should definitely make this. The best part - Ward is not a fan of goat cheese or tomatoes so it was ALL MINE!


Next up, I was inspired by Heather's Eggplant Mushroom Lentil Burgers the other day, but wasn't feeling  the burger part.  So I opted to make an Eggplant, Mushroom, Roasted Red Pepper Pizza instead.  I had two pizza crusts to use up so I made the kids a cheese one and made myself the delicious pizza.  Ward was missing, so he completely missed out. 




Ingredients:
- 1/2 of a baby eggplant, cut into strips
- 1/2 container of baby bella mushrooms
- 1/3 jar of roasted red pepper
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- salt (to taste)
- cheddar cheese
- pizza crust of choice

Recipe:
1.  First I sauted the eggplant and mushrooms in the olive oil and sprinkled some salt on top.  This part took maybe 5 minutes. 
2.  Then I topped the eggplant/mushroom combination onto of the pizza crust, spread some roasted red peppers and sprinkled some cheddar cheese on top. 
3.  Then I baked it for about 10 minutes and then inhaled this pizza.  It was THAT good!

I forgot to mention that the pizza was last night's dinner.  I still had a 1/2 of that eggplant and the 1/2 of bella mushrooms to use up, so I opted for a wrap for my dinner tonight. 



Ingredients:
- 1/2 of baby eggplant, diced
- 1/2 container of baby bella mushrooms
- 6 cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- handful of spinach
- goat cheese
- wrap

Recipe:
1.  Again, I sauted the eggplant and mushrooms but in coconut oil tonight.  Then I added in the spinach and tomatoes for the last couple of minutes. 
2.  Next I spread out some goat cheese on the wrap and then scooped out the mixture from the pan and put on the wrap. 

Again, wow!  This was incredibly easy and delicious!  I should have grown some eggplant in the garden.  Next year.  For sure. 


Thank you Heather or the inspiration!   Both of my dinners were delicious. 





7 comments:

  1. I LOVE goat cheese, but I'm a wax bean virgin... time to try it!

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  2. Mmmm... That husband of yours doesn't know what's good. It all looks delicious!

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  3. That all looks delicious. I think I'll have to pick up some eggplant the next time I'm at the grocery. Haven't had that in forever!

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  4. You're very welcome and thank you for the mention! That pizza looks insanely good. I may need to make that tomorrow. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend

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  5. Left over wraps are the best! Did that recently with eggplant and lemon-spinach salad. Was so good.

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  6. Looks delicious! And I love me some goat cheese :)

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  7. Yum the pizza looks amazing!!

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