Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pasta with onions, eggplant, and tomatoes

First off sorry there is not picture.  I was just so hungry that I forgot to take a picture before I devoured it!  I just made this up so you could add or delete anything from this.  I thought it was very good and light, I didn't feel so full after eating it.  So here is what I did:

Cook some noodles (any kind you like I used whole wheat pasta.)
Slice onions and eggplant in small strips then saute' then in some extra virgin olive oil.
Add some salt and pepper to eggplant mixture.
Once everything is cook I put the noodles on my plate then layered it with the onions and eggplant
I then cut up a fresh tomato and put that on top.
I topped the dish off by putting some Italian cheese on top.

Hope you enjoy!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Stuffed Eggplant

This was so good and I didn't even miss that there was no meat in it! If you want to add meat you could add some ground hamburger to the mixture, but I thought it was great just like this. Enjoy!! 

1 Large eggplant
2 TBS extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2-3 stocks of celery
1 red pepper
2-3 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh basil finely chopped
1 1/4 cups Mozzarella chees or any cheese you like
1 egg
1/4 cup bread crumbs
2 chopped tomatoes


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cut the eggplant in half and scoop out the center, leaving enough meat inside the skin so that it holds its shape when baked. Boil the scooped-out center part until very soft, about 10 to 12 minutes.

In a medium saute pan over medium heat add 2 tablespoons olive oil and saute the onions, peppers, celery, and garlic together.

In a bowl mix together the cooked eggplant, vegetables, herbs, 1 cup of the cheese, bread crumbs, and the egg.

Fill the scooped-out eggplant halves with this mixture, dividing it evenly among the 2 halves.

Top with chopped tomatoes and the remaining 1/4 cup of grated cheese, season with salt and pepper, place on an oiled oven tray or baking dish, and bake for 50 minutes in preheated oven. Let cool briefly, slice widthwise and serve.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Avacado Salsa

I saw this recipe on another blog and tried it.  It was AMAZING!!! I love all the veggies together and the cottage cheese makes is so so good! 
Here is it:
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes
  • 1/2 cucumber (Is this throwing you off? It threw me off too but actually REALLY makes the dish.)
  • green onion
  • avocado
  • salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 2 cups of cottage cheese
Chop up all of the veggies, slice the onion, and mix together with the salt and pepper. Serve over cottage cheese and eat with tortilla chips. Oh yum!