My family tries to keep the tradition of having family dinner alive. We try. One of my sisters is currently following a vegan diet. My family does not understand the concept of not using animal products. Like at all. I can hear my mom OR my oldest sister saying now, “Well, I didn’t put any meat in it, I just used a little bacon grease. The grease ain’t meat!” I’m not playing y’all.
So if you follow any sort of lifestyle or diet, you’d better ask before you put it in your mouth if it has any kind of animal fat or broth in it if you’re around my family. Chances are, it does.
My mom wanted to cook us dinner to show us that she loves us. She made a spread of oxtails, meatloaf, buttered rice, cabbage, cornbread, green beans, and fried chicken. My sister couldn’t eat anything. Lucky for her, I already knew this would be an issue. I had a plan.
I found the prettiest little eggplants and went on a mission to find a recipe. The first one I saw looked like a winner and it was!
I found the recipe from https://cupfulofkale.com/vegan-marinated-teriyaki-eggplant/.
The recipe was simple. I had all of the ingredients on hand – because I’m a food hoarder.
I had 1 pound of eggplant. The recipe calls for 2 regular eggplants. It worked out.
Now, I’ve said all that about how awesome I am, and that I considered my sister, but truth be told, she came loaded down with food because she knows how our family is! And I would do this for her a million times over because she is awesomely amazing and I want her to know that I support her and her efforts.
The rest of our family just sucks. LOL
I used my electric skillet to cook it and I was happy with the way it turned out. I’d definitely make this again. I served it over butter-free brown rice.
What are your favorite vegan or vegetarian dishes to make?