One of the tastiest and spur of the moment dishes I’ve ever made. I only had a few things in my fridge and that was all I needed. Many of the ingredients in this dish are my favorite foods; eggplant, spinach, peppers, jumbo rigatoni, and pesto. I steamed the eggplant first before i cut it into slices and fried it with a dash of Herbs de Provence, an herbal blend you can find at any supermarket in the seasonings aisle. Everything went together beautifully, and if you love these flavors too then do not hesitate to make this improvised Mediterranean dish.
This date butter will taste amazing right out of the jar, frozen, on or mixed into anything. I even use it as the base for raw/baked cookies, frostings, cakes, brownies, on toast, in ice cream, smoothies and smoothie bowls, etc. Dates are perfect, healthy sweet, caramel like, and with a thick fulfilling texture. This stuff is heaven in a jar.
On the bottom of this dish is a bed of spinach. It’s important to get some raw food with enzymes in every meal. It’s cleaner fuel for your body. There is so much delicious nutrition in this dish. On top are roasted vegetables, black lentils, and this beautiful, tangy, avocado pesto.
Have one of these every day. A salad of varying raw ingredients; greens, arugula, kale, mesclun, spinach, mustard greens, grated carrots and beets, celery, micro greens, cabbage, radish, parsley, sprouts, cucumbers, broccoli rabe, seeds, nuts, etc. It will be surprisingly fulfilling, and you can top it with quinoa, black beans, and other grains and legumes. All you need is a good dressing to really enjoy these. Eating raw has so many health benefits; enzymes, live nutrients that aren’t destroyed by heat, great for your immune system, alkalizing, warding off disease, energy, and intestinal health.