Eggplant and broccoli stew

This week I have accomplished my goal!!! Our family hasn't eat meat for 7 days!!! I don't know why, but I always feel much better if I eat just vegetables. I love meat and nothing can change its flavour. I really don't agree with the idea that soya meat tastes as good as natural meat. But still I believe that it is possible to get many different flavours just omitting meat from your menu every now and again. This is our yesterday's dinner - eggplant and brocoli stew. The original idea of this recipe derives from traditional Turkish dish- fried stuffed eggplants. Instead of stuffing fried eggplants, I decided to put eggplant and the stuffing into the same pot and added lovely broccoli!!! Delicious!!!

What we need:

2 eggplants
1 head of broccoli
1 big onion
4 cloves of garlic
1 bell pepper
200ml of tomato puree
fesh thyme
200ml of vegetable stock
3 tbsp of olive oil

What we have to do:

1. Wash eggplant and peel it by leaving some skin on. Cut the eggplant in halves. Season with salt and set aside for 30 min. Then wash it and fry in olive oil until brown. Place on a kitchen paper towel. Let it cool.
2.When eggplant cools a bit, stuff some peeled and crushed garlic cubes into eggplant.
3. Cut onion, bell peppe, salt and pepper, and fry a bit in olive oil, the add brocoli, thyme, vegetable stock. Simmer for 5 min.
4. Add eggplant and tomato puree. Simmer for 3 min. Serve hot or warm with yogurt or bread. Enjoy!


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