You don't need to eat as much meat on the paleo diet as you think. In fact, you can be a vegan and do this diet! It's more about living toxic free than anything else. So here are some meals I make with eggplant as the star (in most cases), and you don't need to add meat if you don't want to (but if you do, make sure it's from a healthy animal).
  1. EGGPLANT STEAK
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    I've always thought of eggplant as having a meaty taste, so I dubbed it the meat of vegetarians. Slice off a big slab and season it just like a steak, and then cook it like a steak too! I like it seared on both sides in a cast iron pan, but it's great on the grill too. http://bit.ly/1IvGzVv
  2. EGGPLANT TACO TORTILLAS
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    If you don't do corn tortillas like me, baked eggplant slices make a great taco holder! Season with some Mexican spices and bake until soft. http://bit.ly/1JKEJld
  3. EGGPLANT ARRABBIATA
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    Pretty much stacked eggplant slices in a spicy marinara sauce. Great with plain marinara sauce too, kind of like eggplant parmigiana without the breading or cheese. http://bit.ly/1IvGxwS
  4. EGGPLANT CHIPS
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    Sort of like a chewy potato chip. One of the biggest things you miss on paleo are fun snacks like chips. These do the trick. http://bit.ly/1L1InZL
  5. SPICY FRIED EGGPLANT
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    A paleo version of a Mediterranean dish I love at Amir's Falafel in Studio City. Make it as spicy as you want. I like mine HOT! http://bit.ly/1GeVzWM
  6. EGGPLANT CURRY
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    I like to serve it over cauliflower rice! http://bit.ly/1KqpjD5
  7. EGGPLANT BENEDICT
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    Pretty much a crispy eggplant chip with a fried egg on top. Add some paleo hollandaise sauce if you have a good recipe for one, or eat plain! http://bit.ly/1IvGzVx