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September 9, 2010

You know how sometimes, you come up with a dish that is so simple, yet so amazingly delicious that you just want to call everyone you know and say, “You have to make this!!!”?

This is one of those dishes.

I’ve been trying to make our Tuesday and Thursday dinners before I leave for school, so this morning, around 8:30, I started chopping onions for our dinner tonight.  I had plans to make this a cold noodle dish, but today was so chilly and fall-like, we had it warm instead.  And so, I give you…

Eggplant and Soba Noodles with Almond Butter Curry Sauce


1 large onion, chopped

1 tsp. olive oil

1 eggplant, chopped

2/3 cup tomato sauce

1 heaping tbsp. raw almond butter

1 tsp. red curry powder

1 tbsp. tamari or soy sauce

1/2 cup water

4 oz. buckwheat soba noodles, cooked according to package directions


In a large pan, heat olive oil.  Add onion and cook until glistening, about five minutes.  Season with salt and pepper, then add 1/2 cup water and cook down until the onions are soft.  Add eggplant and stir for another five minutes until eggplant has begun to soften.  Add another 1/2 cup of water and allow to cook down.  Add tomato sauce, reduce heat, and cover, cooking for 10-15 minutes.

While eggplant and onions continue to cook, mix together almond butter, curry powder, soy sauce, and water.  Whisky until all ingredients are incorporated. 

Pour the almond butter sauce over the eggplant and stir to combine.  Serve warm over buckwheat noodles, or refrigerate and serve as a chilled dish.


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This was one of those meals where we just kept saying, “This is SO good…” over and over again while we were eating it. 

Make this now.

We’re heading over to Nick and Emily’s to help bottle the beer that we made a few weeks ago!  See you tomorrow!

22 Comments leave one →
  1. September 9, 2010 11:41 pm

    That does look good! Have fun bottling your beer!

  2. September 10, 2010 12:09 am

    Almond butter curry sauce! Yum, this does sound really delicious!! 🙂

  3. 14yearoldvegan permalink
    September 10, 2010 2:15 am

    that looks good! love almonds 🙂 i’ll have to try this out soonn!

  4. highonhealthy permalink
    September 10, 2010 2:21 am

    I would make that NOW if I had eggplant, almond butter, curry powder and soba noodles.. but I don’t. And I’m so lazy tonight that I just made oatmeal for dinner.

  5. September 10, 2010 3:01 am

    um, yes, i will go make this now. sounds SO amazing!

  6. September 10, 2010 3:07 am

    Ok… I will make this now 🙂

  7. September 10, 2010 3:24 am

    Yum. I’m not a huge eggplant fan, but I bet this would be good with other types of veggies too.

  8. September 10, 2010 3:50 am

    i want to help you bottle beer! sounds like fun to me!!!! 🙂

  9. September 10, 2010 4:45 am

    yum!!! i have almost all of those ingredients on hand so will be making this in the near future 🙂

  10. September 10, 2010 4:47 am

    I love buckwheat…I love eggplant…I’m sure I would love this recipe. I just need to figure out an alternative to almond butter since I can’t eat nuts.

    Looks delicious!!

  11. greensandjeans permalink
    September 10, 2010 5:03 am

    Omgggg. This looks almost as amazing as the catfight I am currently watching go down on the Jersey Shore

  12. September 10, 2010 6:25 am

    Yes ma’am!

    I will make this right away.
    Next week


  13. September 10, 2010 8:36 am

    This looks fantastic! I have a tiny love affair with soba noodles.. they’re amazing! 🙂

  14. September 10, 2010 10:34 am

    That does look delicious! Yum!

  15. September 10, 2010 11:56 am

    Yes, ma’am! I will do what I’m told and make this now!! You don’t have to tell me twice!

  16. September 10, 2010 1:06 pm

    You’re right; I SHOULD make that now. And it’s only 9am… I don’t think that’s a problem.

  17. September 10, 2010 1:08 pm

    OMG this sounds awesome. Love it when these types of meals happen!

  18. September 10, 2010 3:15 pm

    Oh YUM! That looks so good. I hope the beer turned out well!

  19. September 10, 2010 6:07 pm

    Oh man! This looks awesome! OK, you win! I’m totally making this for dinner tonight!

  20. September 10, 2010 10:07 pm

    Sounds like my kind of dish!!!

  21. September 10, 2010 10:27 pm

    Oh wow, this looks amazing! I totally need to try it!

  22. actorsdiet permalink
    September 11, 2010 3:42 pm

    that DOES look amazing. i love the eggplant!

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