Roasted Sesame Eggplant {Recipe}

I made this a few weeks ago, but it was very delicious and it’s worthy of a post. Farmers’ markets have started to have some really delicious eggplant. It’s a summer / early fall vegetable.

Roasted Sesame Eggplant


  • Eggplant
  • Sesame Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Ground black sesame or regular sesame (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Cut the eggplants in half, and then in 2-3 inch pieces.
  3. Place the eggplants facing up on a greased baking tin. Drizzle with sesame oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and sesame (optional).
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes. They should be starting to get a little bit mushy so they will be really flavorful.

Inspiration for this recipe came from {HERE}.

Great served as a side or for snacking.

Friday Five – Random Thoughts and Wants

5 things I’ve come across lately…

1) If you’re in a giving or charitable mood, this site could use your help: Watsi. Your donations fund low-cost, high-impact medical care for people in need.

2) Aren’t these diamond drop earrings beautiful?

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3) And this champagne sapphire ring?

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4) Loving this Belize bikini from Athleta (top, bottom).

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I actually ended up getting a different bathing suit from Athleta (that was on sale) which is not on their website. The one above fit great as well. And now it’s on sale too. TOP and BOTTOM.

5) My friend wrote a beautiful memorial piece about my mom a couple months ago.

Bonus: I’ve been thinking about a blog redesign (I’ve never had a professional one) and I found this option: 17th Avenue Designs. I like the look of their themes and they are reasonably priced. I will probably keep procrastinating about that for a while though.

About Ayurveda

I have been meaning to write this post for ages, but wasn’t spurred to write it until I got a pretty cool infographic about the “Yogic Diet” that I thought would be good to share – it’s at the bottom of the post.

It’s probably obvious that I like to learn about alternative forms of medicine – macrobiotics, ayurveda, massage, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, etc… I certainly don’t have anything against Western medicine – if that’s the right way to go and will be most effective – but I think it’s always worth exploring less invasive options. Sometimes a bad health symptom you might be experiencing can be mitigated or even cured by a simple lifestyle change. And isn’t a simple change better than taking a drug or undergoing a procedure? I think so.

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