One of the great features of Urban Vegan's new cookbook is the Italian recipes. They are quick, full of fresh ingredients, and fairly simple to put together, letting fresh herbs and good olive oil shine as flavours.
You can check out my other attempts at UV's recipes here, but take a look at this yummy spaghetti dish. Spaghetti alle Melanzane translates as 'spaghetti with eggplant', and the simpleness of the title belies how delicious the meal is.
The flavour comes mostly from cooking the eggplant for a ridiculously long time before adding the rest of the ingredients. Although this was on the stove for nearly an hour, it was an hour I spent mostly out of the kitchen, returning every few minutes for a stir.
If you haven't got this cookbook yet, well, what are you waiting for?