So my other fellow Philadelphia food blogger friend Emily and I finally got together for an evening of true food blogging. Naturally, there were six eggplants involved, two cameras, and a table full of hungry people. After listing some possible eggplant ideas, we finally settled on these Vegetarian Eggplant Meatballs I had seen from Dash of East over on Foodgawker.
If you’ve never checked out Foodgawker, oh my, you must. It’s basically a photo heaven for foodies, and if you’re not inspired to cook afterwards, you’ll at least be hungry for dinner. So many talented food bloggers out there, Dash of East included.
Emily also has an awesome blog called On Food and Baking. If her clever “About” section doesn’t hook you, then her recipes, always full of top-notch ingredients like pistachios, blackberries, and sweet potatoes, certainly will. Oh, and did I mention she recently made Lime and Avocado Popsicles? Yeah, she’s pretty much amazing, just like those popsicles she let me test out.
Anyways, after popping three batches of this recipe out of the oven, we topped off the eggplant-filled meatballs with hummus and Tzatziki sauce. And really, how can you go wrong with those toppings? The end result reminded me of a lighter version of falafel. It’s almost as if we combined baba ganoush and falafel into one ball. Delish.