Eat For Your Health: Roasted Eggplant and Chickpea Stew (V, GF)

I made this hearty stew for my mother's retirement dinner.  The recipe is adapted from Veganomicon. There are a lot of moving parts to get the timing right, but a lot of the time is inactive.  It was well worth the effort- perfect winter weather crowd pleaser. I served it with a green salad. This recipe dishes up 4-5 servings.  Whenever I am cooking something like this I keep vegetable broth on hand to add to the soup pot (in place of more oil) in case things look like they are drying up too much.  I added it to the ingredient list, although you may or may not need it.  I ended up using just a few splashes.  

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