I was really excited to try this eggplant recipe with a spicy peanut topping, it sounded great, but it turned out just okay, definitely not the highlight of the meal. The garlic and white bean soup is from Vegan with a Vengeance, and was very tasty. But the stir-fried lotus root with green onions and sesame seeds? Soooo good. After dinner I was already eagerly anticipating getting to eat the leftovers for lunch.