Eggplant Yumminess

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Sometimes you know what you want to make, You have leftover brown rice, or you want to bake some potatoes or some yams and make a salad, but what to use as a side dish? These go perfectly with just about anything you pair them with. They are savory and quite easy to make. Enjoy!

1 eggplant, peeled and cut into very small pieces
1/2 cup of combined sweet red and green peppers diced
1/2 red onion, diced
Salt to taste
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup quick oats
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp, garlic powder
1/2 tsp. coriander powder
1/2 tsp. sweet basil
2 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1/2 cup water
Olive oil

Mix all of the dried ingredients in a bowl until well combined. Add the peppers, the onions and the eggplant, and add the water, little by little until you have a dough that is not runny. It should be a bit stiff so that the croquettes won't fall apart when flipped in the skillet.
Form the croquettes with your hands, the size you prefer.
Heat a skillet barely "painted" with olive oil and drop your croquettes into it, allowing them to cook for at least 2 minutes before flipping. Cook them on both sides till golden brown.
Serve plain or topped with your favorite sauce.

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Saucy Meatless Chunklets

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We are happy when we can come up with a tasty meat substitute, because they are among the most popular recipes we have in our collection. This one is truly savory and is loaded with goodness. Whether you call them meat alternatives, meat replacements, mock meats or meat subs, these recipes are extremely helpful to round up meals and to complete your diet and give flexibility in the preparation of dishes. The saucy little powerhouses of flavor will really tingle your tastebuds. Enjoy!

1 can chickpeas or garbanzos, rinsed and drained
1 cup Old Fashioned oats
1 cup brown rice (raw)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sesame seeds (raw)
4 Tbsp. cornstarch
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp. sweet basil
3 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1 Tbsp. olive oil plus more to cook with
3 sprigs cilantro
1 medium tomato
1 small onion
1 large carrot
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 cup sweet pepper strips
1/2 cup sweet green pepper strips
1/2 cup water

In a blender or food processor, grind the raw rice with the Old Fashioned oats until pulverized to the consistency of flour. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl till well combined. Process all the vegetables in a blender or food processor with the water, adding it little by little as you puree them.
Scrape into the bowl where the dry ingredients have been combined and mix well. Once you have a dough of a good consistency, like the consistency of bread dough.
Take pieces of the dough and shape them between your hands and shape them into the shape you want and the size you want.
Heat a cast iron skillet that has been barely "painted" with olive oil and cook the pieces over a low heat until golden on all sides. Drop into a bowl and prepare your sauce. A vegan marinara-style sauce would be ideal.
Once the sauce is ready, drop your "meat" pieces into the sauce and let them absorb the moisture an the flavors of the sauce for about 10 minutes.

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