Eggplants can come in a variety of shades, from lavender to emerald green. The most common variety is the deep purple and oval-shaped beauties we see at the grocery store.
9-11 (Find your hardiness zone.)
When to Plant:
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Who didn't like "Ratatouille," the animated feature film produced by Pixar and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures? It tells the story of Remy, a rat living in Paris who wants to be a chef. Now if your child is like my inquisitive 11-ye... Read more
"What do you eat?!” may be the question most often heard by vegetarians, as if meat is the only food group available. Obviously, as the five million thriving vegetarians in America have shown, there’s a lot to eat, without choosing m... Read more
There’s more to Greek food than gyros, baklava and Greek salads. Many dishes include low-fat dips, but many desserts and pastries are loaded with fat. Overall, this is generally a healthy way to eat; even the higher calor... Read more
Wake up your taste buds! Cooking with herbs and spices will enhance the flavor of healthy foods without adding fat, salt, sugar, or calories. Herbs and spices contribute bright color, savory taste and sensational aroma.
Tips for using herbs and... Read more
Do you believe what you eat makes a difference?
For instance if someone were to stay in their calorie range-but were not eating any fruits or veggies, not drinking their water, etc. Do you think their results would be different than someone who... Read more
I've noticed the most that my blood pressure has lowered significantly, I now get 8 un-interrupted hours of sleep per night and wake up refreshed, and most of all, my mood has improved TREMENDOUSLY. I have been diagnosed with a mental illness for yea... Read more
Hi! The 2013 season blessed us with an abundant harvest of eggplants and I have been scouring the internet searching for delicious ways to make these aubergines beyond the traditional roast, parmigiana, lasagna, & baba ganoush recipes..its been a ch... Read more
I'm curious to know if anyone out there in the Spark world is finding meditation helpful. I am a true believer in mind over matter and have been using guided meditation along with visualization recently. After several weeks of healthy eating, plent... Read more
For a while I was on the "new" weightwatchers, which strongly stresses eating lots of fruit and veggies; it didn't work well for me, but I keep hearing about eating lots of fruit and veg as a great way to lose weight.
Now, on Spark, I find it ha... Read more
Eggplant is low in calories and high in fiber & magnesium & potassium. Good for diabetic and dieters alike because of it's high water content. A great Diuretic! Has antioxidants too! Try eggplant parm, eggplant stew, and some people add eggplant to... Read more
The fiber in eggplant can lower cholesterol and prevent the absorption of fat. It may also help in the prevent of cancer. Eggplant is a low calorie food, great for, a side dish, casserole, soups, stews, or as eggplant burger. Low in protein eggpl... Read more
For anyone struggling with weight issues due to insulin resistance, diabetes, PCOS, and hypoglycemia. Diet Health Benefits also help reduce HBP, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, & Liver Enzymes.
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Looking for some new ways to use eggplant? We've rounded up a variety of healthy and delectable recipes for you to try.
Spicy Eggplant Dip
Mushroom and Eggplant Skewers
Mini Eggplant Pizzas
Eggplant, Squash, and Zucchi... Read more
This recipe was inspired by moussaka, eggplant Parmesan and lasagna. The result is a light and tasty meatless meal that makes any night a special occasion.
A Napoleon is a traditional French dessert made with layers of puff pastry and a pastry c... Read more
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