Welcome to your June 2022 edition of Elevated Food For Life where we are featuring our hero vegetable for the month, aubergines (or eggplants as our American friends will know them).
Packed with fibre, vitamins and minerals, and some very special antioxidants, we’ve done a short video and article explaining why we think they are so fabulous, and you can see that by clicking here.
Want a sneak peak of our recipes for this month? Read on…
First up in our recipes this month, is Parmigiana di Melanzane. This great warming bake is based on a traditional version of the classic dish created in Bari. It marries fibre- and antioxidant-rich aubergines with our nutrition-packed Tomato Fondue Brilliant Base and Parmesan cheese which can help with good bacteria for the gut.
For both our vegan and non-vegan friends, here’s a great vegan option to a traditional steak. Made with our hero vegetable for June 2022 the aubergine/eggplant, these are thick, succulent and meaty, while being packed with fibre and antioxidants. We serve them with a simple salad and our vegan creamy dressing from last summer to create an amazing family dish
We also have two other aubergine recipes for you this month. Our Elevated aubergine caviar, a smoky dish packed with flavour and nutrition and an excellent dip for our seeded crackers. The other is our Elevated caponata. This simple Italian stew is inspired by Jason’s time working at the Piccolino restaurant group, in turn influenced by the great Italian chef Antonio Carluccio. It can be used as an accompaniment to grilled prawns, chicken or fish – and if you have some left over, it can be stored and used as a relish. Simple and delicious.
Remember too that we have our regularly updated Kitchen Skills section where Jason reveals some of the tips from his time cheffing with the best in Britain. We’ve a new kitchen skill for you this month to add to your arsenal. In the caponata recipe, Jason shows you how to dice firmer vegetables such as celery and aubergine. We’ve split that into a separate video so our subscribers can view it separately at some point.
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