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Stuffed Eggplant

The other day my mom came home from the store with an eggplant and basically just said: “here.” I honestly know almost nothing about them, including how long they stay good for… so last night I decided to scrounge up some ingredients we already had in the kitchen and make stuffed eggplant!

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Ingredients: 1 large eggplant, half a carton of mushrooms (I used button but whatever works,) some leftover canned corn, a few cherry tomatoes, 1 cup quinoa, and shredded cheese and spinach (not pictured)

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I hollowed out my eggplant (not very neatly as you can see.) Psst…keep the insides, slice em up like fries. I’m gonna make some baked eggplant fries with them later!

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Cooked my quinoa and sauteed my veggies with a little olive oil, garlic powder, and lemon pepper (yes, I was totally just pulling random spices.)

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Combine quinoa and veggies and then liberally stuff into your eggplant shells. And I mean reaallly liberally! Bake at 400 for about 35 mins.

5 minutes before it was done I sprinkled the cheese on top. Aaaand…

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Voila! Okay. This photo makes them look really unappetizing but I didn’t bother to take a better one because I was too busy scarfing it down! It tasted awesome. Next time I’d probably put some tomato sauce on when I do the cheese for a little more moisture.

Any favorite eggplant recipes out there? Let me know if you try this one!

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