For almost all of human existence, food variety has been a mark of a population's health. I would say that must be mental health as well as physical! Eating the same thing every day gets boring. Humanity the world over has loved to spice it up.
What to do when you have vegetables you don't know what to do with.
We don't buy eggplant in our home. With the CSA, though, we often end up with items that we would not have bought otherwise.
I don't care for the texture and eggplant's flavor is a negative as well, so over the years I have found a few tricks for making it more palatable. This is one of my favorites.