Vegan Eggplant Baked Rigatoni

Pierre Van Zylcomfort food, eggplant, Gluten-free, Main Dishes, pasta, Recipes, Vegan


This vegan eggplant baked rigatoni is the most perfect pasta dish for early fall. It’s a cross between Pasta alla Norma and baked ziti, and it’s a delicious way to use up your eggplant while satisfying your comfort food cravings. I’m sort of embarrassed to admit how tired I feel of cooking right now. In the early weeks of quarantine last spring, I was hooping that the stay-at-home time would inspire me to get especially creative in the kitchen. That hasn’t happened at…

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Stewed Eggplant Tomato Lentils

Pierre Van Zyleggplant, Gluten-free, lentils, Main Dishes, Recipes, Sides, Soy-free, summer, tomato, Tree Nut Free, Vegan


I can’t think of a better way to celebrate late summer produce than with these stewed eggplant tomato lentils! They’re my first eggplant recipe of the season and a great one to start with. Soup vs. stew vs. topping I couldn’t quite decide on what kind of recipe I was trying to make as I made the stewed eggplant tomato lentils. At first, I had the idea of an eggplant and lentil soup. But then I thought to myself that it would be…

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Balsamic Grilled Vegetable Burgers

Pierre Van Zylburgers, eggplant, Gluten-free, grilling, Main Dishes, Meals, mushrooms, peppers, Recipes, Soy-free, summer, Tree Nut Free, Vegan


As a New Yorker who doesn’t have outdoor space of her own, I don’t have a regular grill. But I do have a grill pan, and these summer months are when I use it the most. These balsamic grilled vegetable burgers are my new favorite way to put it—and all of my summer produce—to good use. As you can see, these vegetable burgers are really just that: burgers made with veggies. I love homemade bean and grain patties, like my quinoa artichoke burgers…

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