September 2009

Tweeting for Advice

by Meghann on September 30, 2009

This afternoon I was working away at my computer when it hit me that I had no clue what to make for dinner. My creativity was no where to be found and none of my ideas sounded appealing.

I knew I had these ingredients waiting for my fridge. They needed to be eaten today or thrown away.


1/2 an Eggplant, Cherry Tomatoes, Mushrooms & 1/2 can of Chickpeas

I immediately turned to Twitter for advice and was bombarded by tons of tweets with great ideas. Got to love technology!

Here are some of the replies:

  • @TadorTott Eggplant lasagna or parmesan
  • @Lowandbhold check out The Life of Mrs. LC’s blog she had a great vegan eggplant roll up recipe on there recently that looked awesome
  • @bamarunner Eggplant Parm?
  • @SFBethT have you ever made moussaka? or pasta alla norma
  • @MissyRayn Broil it with balsamic and olive oil and some tomatoes and then stack it with fresh basil and mozzarella
  • @juliannem ratatouille!
  • @runeatrepeat love garlic eggplant from chinese restaurants. I make it at home with my own sauce
  • @balanceblog Bake it! egg wash and bread crumbs. 🙂
  • @eatsleeplaugh eggplant and chickpea curry? eggplant and tofu thai stir-fry? lentil moussaka?
  • And many more

I pondered my predicament while enjoying a snack of Peach Chobani and Crumbled Peanut Butter Granola bar.



I came home refreshed and renewed and was able to piece together some of the ideas to make a great meal. 🙂

The first meal ideas that popped in my mind and on twitter when i mentioned the eggplant were all marinara base; however I feel like I have been on marinara overload lately and wanted to branch out a little.

I ended up taking @Lowandbhold’s suggestion of Lindsay’s Eggplant Rollups, but instead of the marinara route, I took @MissRayn‘s idea of balsamic. 🙂


I started by grilling the eggplant slices for a couple of minutes on the george foreman.


I then topped the slices with a smear of Goat Cheese, Fresh Basil and Raisins.


I rolled them tightly and placed them on top of a mix of chickpeas, mushrooms and tomatoes that I then drizzled with balsamic vinegar.


I baked the perfectly portioned for one meal for 10 minutes at 420 degrees then served.


The roll ups were great! I loved the addition of the raisins to the goat cheese. It gave it a nice sweet touch.


Thank you twitter friends for giving me the basis ideas of a great meal. 🙂


For dessert I had my last piece of Sin Dawg.


RIP Sin Dawg. You will be dearly missed. *sniff *sniff

Someone posted a Sin Dawg recipe in my comments last night. Perhaps I’ll give it a shot this weekend? 🙂

Twitter is starting to replace google in my eyes. When ever I have a random question I always tweet away and get some great advice.

Do you tweet for answers? What have been some of your favorite twitter questions you’ve asked or have responded to?

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