Below is are recipes from Zi Anna's Kitchen, a new cookbook by Anna Purificato Murray.  Murray wrote the cookbook to raise awareness for breast cancer, which killed her sister Tina DiFava in 2010.

Ingredients

Baked Baby Eggplant

  • 4 baby eggplant, cut in halves
  • 4 plum or vine ripe tomatoes, chopped into small pieces
  • 3 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Pecorino Romano or Locatelli grated cheese
  • Chopped fresh or dried basil
  • Salt to taste Cooking

String Beans and Potatoes

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Arrange the eggplant halves on a baking dish. Score the eggplant diagonally, sort of like making “X’s” so as to create grooves for the topping to get into.

Step 3

Top the eggplant with chopped tomatoes, basil, salt and cheese. Drizzle olive oil on top of each eggplant half.

Step 4

Bake covered for about 15 minutes and then uncovered for another 15 minutes or until a fork goes through the eggplant easily.