One of the ironies of adulthood is that you fall in love with those mortal enemies of childhood: vegetables.
Eggplant is no exception. Bitter and maybe too firm for the child’s palate, this gourd is perfect as an adult side dish.
Roast on low for 5 minutes on either side, then slather in seasoned yogurt and top with pine nuts. These provide a nice crunch if you roast them as well – but they can burn so stick around to pull them out.