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2 large eggplants 10 cherry tomatoes (different colors best), halved 1 yellow pepper, diced 1 green pepper, diced 1 yellow onion, sliced 1 garlic clove, minced Kalamata olives, halved Parmesan Cheese, grated 6 – 8 Tbsp Olive Oil Kosher Salt Black Pepper Italian Basil Cut the eggplants into cubes and place in a colander, sprinkle with kosher salt and let drain. Add olive oil to pan over medium heat. Cook onions until clear (about 2 minutes). Add garlic and cook another 2 minutes. Add all peppers and tomatoes and let cook until soft, stirring occasionally. Add eggplant, olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste*. Cook, stirring occasionally until eggplants are soft (about 15 – 20 minutes). Add Kalamata olives. Top with roughly torn basil and top with grated Parmesan. *Note: The addition of Kalamata olives and Parmesan cheese will add a lot of salt to your dish. Remember this when salting to taste.

tee jay’s recipe for a good time! ingredients:*

1 Good friend 2 Or more healthy helpings of any recipe from this book 1 Andrea (of the awesome variety...this is by far the most important ingredient) 3 Tablespoons of good conversation 1 Pinch of sass *although encouraged, alcohol is optional directions:

First meet up with Andrea, then go to the grocery and purchase all necessary items to make one of the many fantastic meals from this book. Hopefully, there will be some interesting characters to marvel at/bag on. Also, if you’re lucky, she’ll even let you pay. After all the ingredients have been acquired, help Andrea prepare and cook everything, remembering always to follow her lead because she’s way better at this than you are. While she’s throwing down in the kitchen you should probably set the table and pour her a glass of wine you ingrate. I mean really. In between your helping and wine pouring duties, take and instagram as many pictures as possible to make sure everyone is jealous. After all the food is prepared, sit down with her and nom the hell out of it (Mmm). Quietly reflect on how amazing it all tastes between bites and try not to stuff your face too fast. Once dinner is done there will no doubt be a few laughs and some great convo will ensue.