Roasted Eggplant with Warm Tomato Walnut Pesto

Inspiration ~ Roasted Eggplant with Warm Tomato Walnut Pesto IMG_9817 Dinner tonight was SO incredibly scrumptious that it's a definite for the Energy Retreat menu. (Have I mentioned that the Retreat is coming up fast! There are still a few spots open, so grab yours before they're gone! http://bit.ly/157lB9D) Now, back to the business of sharing this meal that is sure to satisfy not only your taste buds but also your soul! Um, yes... it's that good! It all started with a call from my friend MK who offered to share her abundant CSA haul with me. I picked up a few pounds of plum tomatoes, a gorgeously slender young italian eggplant, a crisp green pepper, a few surprising yellow cucumbers, some stubby and sweet carrots and a plump little spaghetti squash... and that's only what I used tonight... there's a sweet stash still in the sack that I'll be loving on tomorrow! Right, so I sliced the tomatoes, halved the eggplant and squash and laid them on a baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of good salt. Roasted them off in the 400 degree oven for a good 30 minutes until everything with stunningly fragrant and tender. Tossed together greens from the garden along with mint, chives, lemon balm and basil. Topped it off with the super sweet and crunchy yellow cuke, snappy green pepper, sweet carrot and a fist full of baby tomatoes just off the vines. Once the roasted veg were cooled just slightly, I scooped up the tomatoes and tossed them in a bowl with a handful of chopped walnuts and some minced herbs. I plated the salad and nestled the eggplant halves there before topping them off with the warm roasted tomato and walnut pesto; a nest of pure spaghetti squash topped with chive finished off the plate. perfection. honest-to-goodness-word-to-your-momma-double-rainbow-all-the-way perfection. So good. I'd love to make it for you and with you... join me in Vermont on September 20-22 and we'll cook together! The weekend is going to be such a beautiful blend of relaxation, discovery, energy and insight that I just know you're going to walk away feeling like the glowing, gorgeous diva you truly are! Click here for details or message me with questions.... or just register and I'll be in touch with the schedule of events and directions and a few other surprises!

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