i'm also copying her all lower case i thing because the already broken "i" button finally totally crapped out and cutting and pasting just the small "i" is way more convenient. Oh, why couldn't i have broken the Q or Z or something!?! Dell is sending me a new keyboard i have to install in my laptop, so that should be an adventure in DiY computer maintenance.
But on to the awesome eggplant bacon. it's just eggplant sliced thinly marinated in any tempeh bacon recipe marinade (i used Bianca's tester marinade that can be yours when her cookbook comes out!). The basic "bacon" marinade is some soy sauce and a little liquid smoke. The VWAV recipe is good, too. i did use a mandolin to slice the eggplant, but it got caught on the seeds and didn't work significantly better than just thinly slicing it with a knife.
i baked the first batch too long so it was extra crispy and really too blackened. i ate it anyway in the sammich. it's an ezekiel sprouted english muffin with eggplant bacon and the sauce is vegenaise, curry ketchup, and Zukay garlic dill relish.