Here, in Romania, we have a saying: the best vegetable is the meat and there is no better bird as the pork, hahahaha... So, i think you guessed already, we eat a lot of pork meat here. Almost each family has a pig for Christmas and we cook a lot of traditional food: sarmale (stuffed cabbage rolls), home made sausages, piftie (meat in pork jelly) and all kind of stews and soups. We are masters of stews and soups. Today i show you one that i like a lot, because it has 2 vegetables that i adore: eggplant and zucchini.
1 pound pork meat
3-4 tablespoons tomato sauce
5-6 tablespoons olive oil
Cutt the meat in pieces as you like, add salt and pepper and fry them a few minutes, untill they become light brown. Add the onion cut in small pieces, the zucchini and the eggplant cut in 2 inch pieces. Cook them a few more minutes, till they change colour a little bit, add the tomato sauce and cook 2-3 more minutes, stiring well, add water enough to cover everything, but not to transform it into a soup. Taste it and adjust the salt and pepper, add oregano and other herbs to your like, cover with a lead and boil it untill the meat is
soft. When is done, add fresh parsley cut small. Serve it with rice boiled with water, salt and one tablespoon of butter, or with pasta, if you like it more.