What would you feed me…Diana?

This week I bring you a recipe from a non food blogger! Meet Diana from the blog ‘5 minutes more please’, Diana is a writer and animal lover and wife and mother, and in her blog she shares news and chat from her life in Australia with her three children as well as her love of animals. She is also my friend – another lovely friend that I have once again made via our blogs that has spilled over into our non blog worlds 🙂 we even swapped voice messages last week and marvelled at each other’s accents! 

I invited Diana to take part in this series as sharing a virtual meal might be the closest we ever get to sitting down together, and I was so happy that she said yes immediately, especially as she isn’t a food blogger. 

So, Diana, what would you feed me…

When Elaine asked me to take part in her ‘What would you feed me’ guest blog, I said yes of course . Elaine is one of my closest and dearest wordpress friends. I have been following her blog for a while now and I love the way she cooks and the things she makes, she has inspired me to be so much more adventurous in the kitchen.

Although we live millions of miles away from each other we have developed a friendship which is so special to me, we are very similar but also so different. Unlike Elaine I am not a good cook, but what I do have is an amazing mother who is. So if Elaine was to come to my house for dinner and I so hope that she will one day, I would ask mum to make this meal, for various reasons. One, Elaine loves eggplants (just like me), two, Elaine loves Middle Eastern food (me too) and three, this is yum, light and full of flavour. 

So here it is my mums twist on eggplant Imam Biyaldi

 4 eggplants
4 medium size onions
4 cloves of garlic
3-4 diced tomatoes
Olive oil
Canola oil to fry in

Cut eggplant and place in salty water for an hour.

Remove from salty water and set aside for about half to hour so in order to drain any excess liquid. 
Fry eggplants  in canola oil white side down.  
Drain on paper towels 

Cut /slice onions and place in pan, rub in salt, add olive oil and cook slightly till wilted.

Then add garlic and tomatoes, season with  salt pepper and finish with some parsley. 

Cook in preheated oven till lovely and golden.


Lovely Diana, and lovely Diana’s Mum, thank you so much, I love this! Its perfect for me 🙂 xx

31 thoughts on “What would you feed me…Diana?

  1. donatodorazio

    I grow my own eggplant every year in my vegetable gardens. There are unlimited ways to cook eggplant. One of my favourite ways is to stuff egg plant with ground beef, tomatoes, onions, garlic, bread crumbs and egg along with spices to season and bake in the oven until the tops are golden. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. fergie51

    That looks absolutely awesome! Eggplant is amazing and so versatile with different flavours completely depending on the way its managed. Always feel a bit emotional hearing and thinking about blogging ‘friends’ you really do get to meet some amazing people who just ‘get it’ unconditionally, no need to justify, they are there purely because of similar passions. Wonderful indeed.

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    1. Elaine @ foodbod Post author

      Absolutely wonderful, I completely agree. And I love it too, like you say, we are drawn together by nothing other than a common interest, and we develop lovely, unconditional friendships. I love it 🙂

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      1. FrugalHausfrau

        Well, I like it in Ratatouille, I like it breaded and deep fried, but I try to avoid too much frying, and in dips. I still try to eat a lot of different vegetables, all the time, whether they’re favorites or not!

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