June 25, 2007

The D Word


If you have ever even seen this blog, much less read it, you have to know that we aren't running around down here in bikinis. I greatly value the freedom to be whatever size I happen to be, as long as I am comfortable - and at the same time I have to say that there's a time to pay attention to health. Things aren't going to change much around here, but you will see a difference in the healthfulness of the food. I'm going to use a larger variety of vegetables and more leafy greens- less sugar, bread, potatoes and pastas. Chicken. Fish. I'm not going all Atkins on you, I'm trying to be moderate and continue to make food that I love.


I am so excited about the dish I made for dinner tonight- inspired by my friend Colleen who lives in Pittsburgh!! I cut an eggplant in half, scooped out the meaty part and diced it. I sauteed it in a little olive oil over medium high heat and after a few minutes, threw in a chopped roma tomato, some diced yellow squash, 2 sliced spring onions and garlic powder, salt and pepper. Keeping the heat in the pan up, I continued to sautee for 5 more minutes. Then I took it off of the heat and tossed in some shredded Parmesan cheese. I then stuffed the whole mixture back into one of the halves of the scooped out eggplant. It smelled SO GOOD as I was stuffing it back into the eggplant half. I baked it at 375 degrees for half an hour or so until it started turning brown on top. This has a fantastic flavor, you could really make it with the eggplant along with any other vegetable you please. It's going to be a regular dish in our house...and the eggs.

7 comments:

Jack said...

You're rationalizing. although the egg plant did look and sound good.

Sparki said...

Fig Newton cake for dessert?

Arties32 said...

Ha! That fig newton cake was the BEST!!!

JB said...

This looks great - sometime I just crave all these veggies - I usually just saute thenm but then to bake them would be a treat - you know I am gonna have to try it soon.

Sylvia said...

This looks so good.I love eggplant,and looks so easy to do.

Arties32 said...

Hi Sylvia- TRY IT! You'll like it!! It is very easy. There are so many things you can make with eggplant, I hadn't bought one in years, but I won't pass one up again.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

This sounds really good. I love eggplant! Yummy!