Let me say I don't think I can fairly rate this recipe because of the changes I made. I am new to Eating Well, so I have things in the freezer I am trying to use up. I grew up poor and HATE to throw away food. Therefore, I used Costco frozen meatballs, which wasn't the best choice because they are Italian. Since I wasn't frying the meatballs dredged in cornstarch, I added the ginger, garlic, white pepper, and 2 T. cornstarch to the sauce. It was very thick. When I added it to the meatballs, and the meatballs to the eggplant, it just didn't seem saucy enough. When I put it back into the oven for the last 15 minutes, it smelled like it might be burning, so I took it out and added a little more tamari. Considering everything I did differently, it really wasn't too bad. Hubby and I both agreed that it would probably be better with the meatballs in the recipe. So I will make it again that way next time. I served it with jasmine rice.