Ingredients for aubergines with goat's cheese
- 2 medium-sized aubergines
- approx. 150 gram goat's cheese
- approx. 20 green stoned olives
- 1 large plum tomato
- you may wish to add a few sprigs of finely chopped, fresh Herbes de Provence
- 1 large onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2-3 sprigs thyme
- 2-3 sprigs rosemary
- 2-3 sprigs basil
- 1 large dash olive oil
- 1 large dash white wine
- 1 tbsp melted extra virgin coconut oil (Amanprana)
Preparation of aubergines with goat's cheeseFinely chop the onion, garlic and herbs. Mix the marinade ingredients together. Cut the aubergines into slices and place in the marinade for at least one hour. Then cook until tender in the oven, under the grill or in a large pan. Place the aubergine slices in a large dish and cover each piece with a thin slice of goat's cheese. Arrange the olives between the slices. Insert the plum tomato between the slices too and sprinkle with a little olive oil. Place the dish in the oven/under the grill for a few minutes. Sprinkle Herbes de Provence over the top just before serving. You could also serve with a little quinoa.
Tip from Rineke:
If you do not have a garden, you can grow herbs in pots on your window ledge or on the balcony. This will allow you to incorporate fresh herbs into your daily diet. Recipe from the cookbook “Weten van (h)eerlijk eten” (Knowing how to eat well) by R.Dijkinga, orthomolecular therapist and naturopath.
Rineke Dijkinga is specialist in orthomolecular medicine and naturotherapy and also knows an extraordinary amount about nutrition. She is firmly convinced of the beneficial effects of (organic) foods and believes that herbs and spices play a major role in our energy levels, our mood and our weight. To her, delicious food are one and the same thing. Here at Amanprana we have had the opportunity to create and collect various recipes together with Rineke Dijkinga, author of "Alles draait om je hormone" (It's All About Your Hormones), "Weten van (h)eerlijk eten 1 & 2" (What You Need to Know About Fair Food) and Weetjes over (h)eerlijk eten (Fair Food, the Facts). Her main aims are to highlight how important herbs and spices are, that we should opt for organic food and that we should focus on the preventative in prevention.