If you’re not already following me on Snapchat, you should (@tiffanybeeee)…if you want to see my food pics as they happen &/or my soaping process. Very seldom I’ll post a selfie, because look, I’m not a psychopath. That’s right. Haven’t you read the study that says if you’re a man & you take a lot of selfies, you’re probably, maybe a psychopath? Yep. So, if your Snap Story is mostly of your face, I’m gonna assume you’re a narcissistic, friendless, jerk psychopath. Or maybe you’re just feeling yourself everyday, who’s to say? I used to have friends I played with on the weekends & now I just “chill”, so my weekend snaps aren’t the UNCE UNCE UNCE they used to be. Welcome to your late 20s, I guess. Anyway, let’s not be a Debbie Downer. There are enough problems in the world happening right now, so let’s take a moment to salivate rather than cry that your life is slowing slipping away from you as wrinkles form underneath your eyes. Speaking of Snapchat, my friend Laura asked me to post this recipe when she saw me snap this, so you can thank her for requesting it. This recipe can either be pescetarian friendly or vegan friendly, depending on whether you use traditional fish sauce (nước chấm) or the vegan “fish sauce”. There’s really nothing too difficult about this recipe & it’s pretty filling if you get yourself a big fat ole eggplant, but you can use Chinese eggplants if you prefer.
Vietnamese Roasted Eggplant
Talk about the perfect budget friendly meal! I mean, it’s an eggplant & you can have it for lunch or dinner. Heck, just eat it for breakfast. If you’re one of those people who think you can’t have certain things for breakfast, you can just swipe left out of this blog right now. Look, your culture is not universal. While you may enjoy eggs & toast for breakfast, the Vietnamese sometimes enjoy phở in the morning. Yeah, that’s right: a big ole bowl of NOODLE SOUP for BREAKFAST. I would much rather have a steaming hot bowl of noodle soup for breakfast than eggs & toast. BORING, but hey, that’s my preference. However, having noodles every morning isn’t exactly healthy, so boring breakfasts mostly win these days. If you’re a cereal kind of person, doOOoOOO youUUuuuUu boOOoo. Holy side rant, Batman, let’s get back on topic.
No special tools are required for this recipe – you just need an oven! It’s delicious, healthy (given that you aren’t pouring tons of fish sauce on it), easy, & reminiscent of a rainy day in Vietnam. I’ve been on a bit of a Vietnamese food kick lately, so here’s hoping this recipe inspires you to try something new or Vietnamese. Normally I wouldn’t assign an ethnicity/nationality to my recipes, but this isn’t just any old roasted eggplant recipe, it is straight up Vietnamese. I do get pretty irked when I see people post their “vegan/vegetarian pho” recipes & they’re not even using the right noodle or ANY of the SPICES that MAKE PHO, PHO. A vegetable broth + noodles + vegetables =/= veggie pho. I hate everyone. *flips table* LEARN2PHO. You are making the noodle gods cry. Speaking of noodles, they’d be pretty nice with the roasted eggplant. & at this moment in time, I’ve realized this blog makes me look like a psychopath. Just gonna go with it. YOLOoOoO.
Low-carb diet? Replace the rice with some baked tofu or more veggies. Veggies on veggies on veggies.
YuUuUm Gimme Recipe
Lulz see y’all next month when I don’t have as many responsibilities looming over me. JK, I use my blog to procrastinate. See you soon. Maybe I’ll actually post more photos from last year hahahaha.
What is my life? Oh, I’ll tell you:
*cries at season finale*
*binge watches House of Cards*
*binge watches Peaky Blinders*
*Fantasizes about having a less violent Thomas Shelby husband because that haircut is sexy AF. I thought I didn’t like bad boys, but now I’m seriously reconsidering.*
*snaps food pics*
*stays home on the weekends*
*Sings the entirety of Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman album every.single.day.*
*HeeeeeEeEee givin’ me dat gooOood shiiittt, dat make me not quit, dat good shiiiit, ohhHhHh he give it to me everydayyyyYyyy*
*Realizes the only thing that “gives it to me everyday” is studying for physics. This is the worst kind of screwing.*
*complains to friends about everything; receive 1-2 word responses*
*cries about getting stonewalled by own friends*
*makes too much food*
*eat all the food*
*watches hours of BuzzFeed videos*
*makes lists of things that never get completed*
*pre-rewards self before actually accomplishing anything*
*FREAKS THE HELL OUT ABOUT MED SCHOOL APPS; stay off Reddit’s MCAT subreddit man, it’s bad*
*DRINKS ALL THE ALCOHOL, slowly*
*Is dead inside*
*Goes to the gym – feels good about self*
Stay positive, stay positive, do things, make good choices, stop reading the news about Brexit, go to bed, do the things. BYE.