Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet - Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Celiac, Autism

SICILIAN SWEET & SOUR VEGETABLES     [print]  |  [comments]

3 eggplants
salt & pepper
4 sticks celery
6 tablspoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
400 grams chopped tomatoes (approx 7 roma tomatoes)
2-3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons capers (if they're legal)
12 stoned green olives
1 tablespoon pine nuts or flaked almonds, toasted
2 hard boiled eggs, quartered (if you want to make it a richer dish)

1. Cut eggplants into 1cm cubes. Salt and drain in colander 1 hr. Then rinse and pat dry.

2. Cook celery sticks in boiling water for 8 minutes, then drain and cube

3. Heat 4 tbsp of oil in large frypan and add eggplant, stir frequently for about 10 minutes till tender. Remove.

4. Heat remaining oil, add onion and fry gently about 5 minutes. Add celery and fry stirring about 5 minutes.

5. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste, bearing in mind that the eggplants are already salted. Simmer gently until tomato is reduced and the veg tender (10-20m).

6. Add 2 tablespoons vinegar, honey, capers,olives and cooked eggplant. Simmer for a few extra minutes, stirring continuously.

7. Adjust seasoning and add extra vinegar if required, if you like it sweeter add extra honey too.

8. Garnish if you like.
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