Pizza At Suppertime

September 7, 2011

Pizza in the morning

Pizza in the evening

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Pizza at suppertime.

When pizza’s on some eggplant, you can have pizza anytime!

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I was very productive today – packing and arranging things for the move next week. TIG helped!

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I will miss this ham!

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Down kitty!

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BAD KITTY!

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Tig helped me eat an Alliebar for a snack

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And joined me for cocktail hour

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For dinner, I made baked eggplant pizzas, as you clearly saw above!

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Some were topped with feta, others topped with sharp white cheddar

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Eggplant Pizzas

Toppings are endless!!

Serves 2-3

Ingredients

  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 1 6oz can tomato paste
  • 1 14oz can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp garlic gold
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Cheese of your choice – about 1-2 cups

Method

  • Slice eggplant into discs.
  • Rub with olive oil and sprinkle with salt + pepper.
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 400*.
  • Flip eggplants.
  • Add tomato paste and then pile on tomatoes (draining slightly if yours are runny)
  • Top with garlic gold, Italian seasoning and cheese.
  • Bake 10 minutes more.

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Serve with lite spinach salad!

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Going to assemble some more boxes – and kick back with Matt who is lounging on the couch with Harry Potter [he’s reading it AGAIN!] and a beer!!

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1 Allie@LiveLaughEat September 7, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Awww I hope Esperanza/Tig liked the AllieBar! The photo right before the recipe is the most beautiful!!

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2 Cat @Breakfast to Bed September 7, 2011 at 8:11 pm

I want 20 of these right now. Also, unrelated, oh queen of gluten. Do you think I could make a decent whole wheat challah?

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3 KathEats September 7, 2011 at 8:12 pm

we do make challah at Xmas, but I don’t think it’s 100% whole wheat

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4 Cat @Breakfast to Bed September 7, 2011 at 8:25 pm

rock on. 100% whole wheat sounds impossible. also, I think it’s hilars you do Challah for CHRISTMAS. Hilariously awesome for a messianic jew such as myself. (messianic means raised jewish and converted to christianity)

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5 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio September 7, 2011 at 8:26 pm

GH Challah bread is the bomb btw!

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6 Cat @breakfast to bed September 7, 2011 at 9:52 pm

I wish we had one here!!

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7 KathEats September 7, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Oh gosh, I apologize for saying Xmas!! That just means “the holidays” to me. I meant Hanukkah!!

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8 Cat @breakfast to bed September 7, 2011 at 9:51 pm

I thought it was so funny and awesome. Here in NYC, one of the grocery stores advertised “Hanukkah Ham” it all cracks my happy ass up!!

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9 KathEats September 8, 2011 at 6:16 am

Oh gosh…!

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10 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) September 7, 2011 at 8:14 pm

I’m not a huge eggplant fan but that looks wonderful!

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11 Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) September 7, 2011 at 8:14 pm

I have an eggplant getting old in my fridge. I believe they may end up as eggplant pizzas in the very very near future!

We’ll miss Tig too– can’t wait to see what animals you collect at your new place!

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12 Ann @ Day by Day September 7, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Oh no I’m going to have that song stuck in my head all night now! Pizza in the morning, pizza in the evening… that commercial used to play ALL the time!

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13 Cait @ beyond bananas September 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Ooh bagel bites! I just posted about some of the no so healthy foods I ate growing up and somehow forgot to add bagel bites!
Your eggplant seems like something that would better suit my eating style of today!

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14 Sweet and Savvy September 7, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Eggplant pizzas??! Such a cool idea! I have never tried eggplant, and I really wouldn’t have the faintest idea what to do with it, but these pizzas are such a great idea, especially since my tummy and gluten aren’t the biggest fans of each other.

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15 Lauren September 7, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Oh eggplant pizzas are genius! I had mini tortilla pizzas for snack but using eggplant as the crust is so fun! I bet I could even get my parents to eat that…..Love it :D I bet Tig will miss you too-especially if you’re giving him bites of your Alliebar! ;)

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16 Mary Legare Whaley September 7, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Pizza on eggplant? Waaaay better than pizza on a bagel! Good call. Tomato + cheese + eggplant sounds like a great combination. Maybe you should pack up Tig and take him with you on the move…hehe =)

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17 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles September 7, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Mmmm! Eggplant pizzas will be on the menu sooooon! :) TIG was such a huge help ;) very cute if nothing else. Good luck with packing. I hate packing….
Oh and alliebar. I WANT ONE SOOOOO BAD!

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18 Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites September 7, 2011 at 8:24 pm

LoveloveLOVE the idea of eggplant pizza! HOw perfect. I make eggplant roll=ups filled with goat cheese and baked with marinara, Parmesan and mozzarella. They are the bomb :)

I didn’t realize Tig is a ‘bob’ cat!

I had an Italian inspired meal tonight as well. Something must be in the air :)

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19 Ash Bear September 7, 2011 at 8:25 pm

I love this idea! It seems like a perfect week night meal!

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20 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio September 7, 2011 at 8:26 pm

This dinner is fantastic! It’s such a great way to eat more veggies but still get the great pizza tasta/flavors!!

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21 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing September 7, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I seriously love eggplant pizza. Annnd…let the cravings begin.

(Definitely not a bad thing to crave ;) )

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22 RunEatRepeat September 7, 2011 at 8:34 pm

I didn’t know you let Tig in the house!? Love it :) But then again, I’m partial to orange people. I mean cats…

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23 Amy September 8, 2011 at 7:43 am

I was just about to say, kind of random to let other people’s animals into your house? :)

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24 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy September 7, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Such a great Idea! I grilled eggplant the other night, and thats the only way I have ever prepared it! I am going to have to try this recipe!

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25 Tana September 7, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Thanks for sharing the eggplant pizza! I can’t wait to make that for myself…after it cools off enough here in CA to turn on the oven.

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26 Chloe (In Fine Feather) September 7, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Eggplant pizza = great idea! I will have to try that, I love tomato sauce with anything :)

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27 Holly @ The Runny Egg September 7, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Tig is so cute with his lack of tail!

Love the idea of eggplant pizzas — so cute!

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28 Molly @ RDexposed September 7, 2011 at 8:46 pm

There’s no problem (or shame!) for reading Harry Potter for the 18th time…. HAHHA (..me!)

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29 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 7, 2011 at 8:48 pm

It’s so funny to see a cat without a tail. Poor little Tig! That first picture is seriously drool worthy.

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30 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List September 7, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Oh fun – love HP…which one is he reading?

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31 Emily September 7, 2011 at 8:51 pm

I jusstt bought an eggplant this week at the store and was wondering, “what the heck am I going to do with that???” I have also been craving pizza like no other, and being GF, that can be a bit more challenging. Thanks for the great recipe idea!!

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32 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 7, 2011 at 8:58 pm

eggplant pizza!!! What a good idea!!!

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33 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 7, 2011 at 8:59 pm

That looks so good! You need a side of socca with it for dipping!

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34 Emily @ the doodlebug September 7, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Oh! That dinner sounds interesting, I’ve never had eggplant but it sounds good! Also, Matt reading Harry Potter – so cute!

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35 Liz @ Southern Charm September 7, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Love love love this recipe. All my favorite ingredients … and all of which are currently in my fridge. Thank you mam!

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36 kathleen @ the daily crumb September 7, 2011 at 9:07 pm

kath, do you like the green kombucha? i LOVE kombucha (drink one almost everyday!), but have always been to nervous to try the green…

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37 KathEats September 8, 2011 at 6:16 am

Yeah!! it’s my favorite because it’s the least sweet!

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38 Jen September 7, 2011 at 9:10 pm

I have mixed feelings about eggplant. Actually the only time I’ve really liked it is when it’s ON top of a pizza – gotta have me dough ;)

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39 JenATX September 7, 2011 at 9:10 pm

cool idea w/ the pizza… the pizza bagels always burned my tongue anyway because the sauce was always scalding coming out of a microwave.

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40 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 7, 2011 at 9:12 pm

I’m horrible!! at preparing eggplant. It’s one of those veggies that I just do not succeed at. Too mushy, too rubbery, under or overdone…I can never just nail it.

I think your method looks pretty foolproof, especially turning them into little pizzas :)

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41 lynn @ the actor's diet September 7, 2011 at 9:16 pm

that song is ALWAYS in my head!

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42 Lisa (bakebikeblog) September 7, 2011 at 9:20 pm

what a great way to use eggplant!

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43 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 7, 2011 at 9:29 pm

What a cool way to use eggplant–mUST do this. My hubby loves pizza….but doesn’t love eggplant. HMMM.

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44 kaila@ healthy helper blog! September 7, 2011 at 9:50 pm

I think tig is trying to tell you that you need to get a little furry friend LOL!

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45 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries September 7, 2011 at 9:52 pm

I have never had a good eggplant meal, so I’ve mostly stayed away from it. These pizzas sound great though, and I’ve seen eggplant in several of your other meals. I suppose I should give it another shot!

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46 Katie September 7, 2011 at 9:57 pm

I was staring at the eggplant at the grocery store today thinking i should buy one but i couldn’t decide what I wanted to make so i passed. I think I’m going back tomorrow because I want to make eggplant pizzas!! Genius!! ;)

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47 sb September 7, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Still no granola delivery today…

I have to say that I’m getting more and more disappointed with OpenSky. Not with you guys, Kath, but with the opaque process after you sent them the granola. I have not received any information about shipping, tracking, nothing. In all my internet ordering, this is a first.

I didn’t expect to be getting three week old granola when I ordered it, especially since you and Matt busted your butts to make it all fresh for all of us!

Honestly, I won’t be using OpenSky again, so I hope you find another option for your healthy and (hopefully still after 3 weeks) yummy products.

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48 KathEats September 8, 2011 at 6:16 am

I’m really, really sorry about this too. I don’t know what the problem was and have never had a delay in shipping before. I’ll follow up with them.

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49 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey September 8, 2011 at 9:14 am

I’m with “sb”… I haven’t rec’d my order yet either. I emailed OpenSky about it last week – and never got a response. And same with my order status… no updates, no shipping info, nada.

I don’t think OpenSky quite has their act together… :(

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50 Brianna September 8, 2011 at 11:39 am

I actually haven’t received my order yet, either… Maybe it will be there today? But I haven’t received the email OpenSky said they’d send with the tracking number, either…

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51 katie @KatieDid September 7, 2011 at 10:14 pm

eggplant intimidates me… why?! I have no clue, this looks delicious and so so easy though. Hope packing is still going smoothly for you!

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52 Anna @ Food Fitness and Frolicking September 7, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Eggplant pizzas? BRILLIANT!

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53 Hannah September 7, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Eggplant is best when sagging under the weight of toppings. Stupid eggplant.

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54 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) September 7, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Tig is so cute! Have you ever thought about getting a cat? I would love one but everyone in my family is allergic!

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55 KathEats September 8, 2011 at 6:18 am

Can’t, matt is very allergic :(

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56 Anne September 7, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Yum, eggplant pizza!! I’ll definitely have to give that a try…

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57 Natalie @ Chasing Sprouts September 7, 2011 at 10:41 pm

I just love this recipe and the photos are gorgeous – full of healthy colour. Your blog is an inspiration for healthy eating Kath and I find myself checking in with you every single day. Thanks!

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58 robin September 7, 2011 at 10:45 pm

OH NO you wont see Tig? Then we wont either:(

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59 Molly September 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm

i am the biggest eggplant lover! but not many of my family/friends share my love. :( quite a sad day.

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60 Lilly September 7, 2011 at 11:14 pm

The pictures are great! I had eggplant for dinner too, I adore it! Your pizza way looks super delish.

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61 Lara @TresLaLa September 7, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Did I miss the oven temperature? I’m assuming about 400* – does that sound right?

I will def miss the shots of Tig and his poor nonexistent tail! I wonder if he misses it?!?

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62 KathEats September 8, 2011 at 6:18 am

Sorry – 400* is right!

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63 Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled September 7, 2011 at 11:56 pm

That’s a great idea! I just started cooking eggplant and love it. Topped with pizza “stuff”? A total must try.

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64 Alexis @ hummusapien September 8, 2011 at 12:01 am

that eggplant looks beautiful! and your kitty is adorable :)

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65 Khushboo September 8, 2011 at 12:21 am

Random comment but I only just realised that ‘eggplant’ is an American term! I always refer to those as aubergines which I guess is more European?

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66 Taya September 8, 2011 at 12:23 am

Thank you so much for posting this recipe! The hot foods bar at WF literally had this today – I only took a small bit because I didn’t think I’d like it. I was completely wrong, nearly died out of taste but happiness while eating it, and immediately knew I’d have to recreate it at home. You’ve done it for me! Thanks!

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67 Candy @Healthy in Candy Land September 8, 2011 at 12:58 am

I havent’ been a huge eggplant fan, but I keep trying to like it. I have one in my fridge right now, so I’ll have to try this version. Turning anything into pizza can’t be all that bad!

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68 Elise September 8, 2011 at 2:19 am

I heart eggplant pizzas! They’re the best. Going to have to get an egglplant for pizza this weekend! Nom.

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69 Aine @ Something to Chew Over September 8, 2011 at 4:53 am

Such a great idea! I’ve been trying to get my boyfriend to eat eggplant for ages – he might just do it if it’s disguised as pizza :)

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70 Simply Life September 8, 2011 at 6:05 am

I love this idea for eggplant!

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71 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning September 8, 2011 at 6:14 am

I make these all the time! The hubs and I make mini pizzas just about every Friday night, and I always throw on a disc or two of eggplant to supplement my much smaller pizza. I like it pretty simple: marinara, smoked mozz. and basil, and everything is served on arugula.
Yours look delicious!!

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72 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning September 8, 2011 at 6:16 am

Oh! Also really good: Portabello caps instead of eggplant (which I would guess you’ve already tried!).

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73 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) September 8, 2011 at 6:33 am

Maybe I live under a rock but I have never thought to do an eggplant version of pizza. This dinner looks awesome. Thanks for the recipe. Happy packing!

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74 Emmy (WIne and Butter) September 8, 2011 at 6:41 am

If Matts allergic to cats (and dogs) if you ever fancy getting a dog… consider a tibetan terrier maybe?! A lot of people find them hypoallergenic and we just got one and he is the LOVE of my life (husband aside)!!
I LOVE eggplant pizza as well tho! On a gluten free kick (ha – ironic term!) for a few weeks so maybe they’ll be on the menu – im also intending to make a pizza crust out of cauliflower and cheese – will report back! Lucky you in a bakery a and eating gluten products to your hearts content. Totally feeling a piece of toast right now! :) xox

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75 Hillary September 8, 2011 at 6:49 am

I like eggplant pretty much any way I can get it—-I definitely need to try this!

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76 Karen September 8, 2011 at 6:58 am

I’m loving roasted eggplant this season and can’t get enough of these late summer tomatos – as the latter become inedible during the winter months. So, your little pizza invention is looking mighty YUM to me!

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77 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me September 8, 2011 at 7:02 am

You’re letting Tig come inside! What a cutey. I want a kitty cat but the future hubs wants a pup. I would love a pup but they are A LOT more work than a cat.

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78 Rebekah @ Medicine, Munchies and Movement September 8, 2011 at 7:07 am

That is absolutely brilliant! I bought an eggplant the other week from the market and didn’t quite know what to do with it. Now I know for next time!

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79 Cait's Plate September 8, 2011 at 7:27 am

Ooooh I LOVE the idea of using eggplant as the base!

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80 Meredith September 8, 2011 at 9:29 am

Aww, Tig is so cute… I will miss seeing pics of him! Kara has a cat that roams around your new neighborhood, I wonder if she will wander over to your house! If you see a very small (but very feisty) gray and white cat, her name is Honda :)

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81 Kat @ Big Apple Little Kitchen September 8, 2011 at 9:44 am

I make these too! Love love love.

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82 Elisabeth September 8, 2011 at 10:00 am

I love the picture of Tig lying on the step – so cute! I also think the eggplant pizzas look delicious! I can’t wait to try that recipe :)

That puts me in the mood to read the HP series yet again!

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83 Danielle @weightsandmeasures September 8, 2011 at 10:17 am

I love idea of a vegetable based pizza! Will try soon!

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84 Angel7 September 8, 2011 at 10:53 am
85 Anne P September 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Yum now I wish I had eggplant – those sound DELICIOUS!

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86 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 8, 2011 at 4:08 pm

I love this eggplant pizza idea! Darn, I wish I was still working at my summer job at the farm so that I could make them with farm fresh eggplant!

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87 Tracy September 8, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Aw, I feel bad for the Tig. He’s gonna miss you guys! I’m gonna miss him, too.

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88 Maria September 8, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Those look good! And low carb friendly! And aw, I’m going to miss seeing el tigre :(

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89 Christine September 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm

hey there!
OK, what is garlic gold?!
I was just at Whole Foods and they did not know what garlic gold was!! thanks :)

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90 KathEats September 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm

It’s a brand of roasted garlic nuggets and oils -delicious!

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91 Natasha September 13, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Oh my this pizza is delicious! Just made tonight and my 3 kids gobbled up!

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92 Steve September 13, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Tried the eggplant pizza tonight. It was really, really good. Thanks Kath.

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93 Zoe at loseweightandgainhealth September 20, 2011 at 5:31 pm

I made these aubergine (as we call eggplant in England) and they were totally amazing. Thank you for this inspiration.

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94 Megan Murray September 22, 2011 at 11:30 am

Your eggplant pizzas not only sound incredible but look AMAZING!! My mouth is watering. I am glad that someone found out what garlic gold is because that was the one ingredient that sounded odd. My boyfriend and I are on the hunt for new veggie recipes. We will be trying this one soon! Do you salt the eggplant to remove the bitterness before you bake?

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95 KathEats September 22, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I never salt eggplant because I’ve never thought it tasted bad!

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96 Nicole November 21, 2011 at 10:48 am

Love love love is all I can say :)

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