So let me just throw it out there that I am not a food blogger. I have no intentions of ever being a food blogger and will promise to not turn this blog into anything resembling a food blog. However, I do love food and I do love to cook. especially vegan and raw vegan food.
Most of the time I get a craving. search out a simple recipe with my criteria being as few ingredients as possible and either vegan or raw vegan or something easily veganized. I then work from there, adjusting as I go.
One of the main reasons I will never be a food blogger is the way in which I cook. a little of this. a little of that. I shake and pour with no thought for measurement. Which by the way makes it very difficult to share recipes.
Some meals I do create all on my own and when there is an interest I thought it might be beneficial to share them here. In my home and in my mind food is the most important play we act every day. We have made what some might consider an “extreme” lifestyle choice by doing the big V but personally I believe it to be one of our best decisions for us and our family. Nine times out of ten the first question I get asked is “what do you eat?”
May I present to you, a favorite of mine for simplicity, taste and nutrition:
Crockpot Eggplant Cacciatore
Oh and another thing your not going to find here are beautifully staged pictures of artistic representations of food. Instagram is about as good as it gets.
So how do I do it.
I turn on my crockpot on high so it starts to warm.
I throw in 1 tablespoon of minced garlic and 1/4 of an onion chopped.
I then use my mandolin slicer on the thinnest setting to cut a medium sized eggplant. We do not like eggplant but it is a wonderful vegetable I really, really want to like and was the inspiration for why I endeavored to create something involving eggplant which I wouldn’t gag on that even the kids would love.
Throw in said eggplant.
While that sits, I dice one half of a yellow, red and orange pepper for some texture and the other halves I puree in the blender to add into my sauce. You could also throw a carrot in here for good measure.
Toss in two cans of tomato sauce. Mix in your pepper puree.