I have a confession. My family can be a little bit picky about what produce they will eat. For example, aside from myself, my family doesn’t really like eggplant (which came in my Italian pack this week). They also don’t like cauliflower much (in the basket this week, and last… I have a few on hand still). I can sometimes bribe the kids into eating cauliflower, but eggplant….? And 4 heads of cauliflower?
And today was “Potluck Sunday” at church…
Which, if you didn’t know, is a perfect time to use up some “unwanted” produce and to experiment (or, at least, that’s what I tell myself! Ha!) As I was searching for recipes to use my Eggplant in, I found one that called for pomegranate molasses, which I just happened to make last time we had pomegranate cases available, cilantro, and some pomegranate arils, which I also just happened to have. This seemed like the perfect dish– simple, chic, and intriguing but delicious sounding. It turned out gorgeous! And, better yet, it was delicious. Elegant. And perhaps a little posh, even. Not to brag. But… I’ll do it. It was great. The cilantro helped meld in the flavors, giving it a truly Mediterranean flavor. And, best of all… there were no left-overs. A true sign of a successful dish! So, when you have some extra
unwanted produce from your basket, think outside of the box! Be creative! Try something new and exotic! You might just have a winner on your hands!
* Please forgive the picture, as it was taken from my cellphone, at church, in a rush, while holding a cranky baby 🙂