Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan
Jun30

Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan

This healthy, low-fat version of eggplant parmesan is one of the best things I’ve ever made! And couldn’t be easier. Only 3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus values per serving. I recently discovered Trader Giotto’s Fresh Bruschetta Sauce at Trader Joe’s (refrigerator), and immediately fell in love. I’ve been dreaming of what I could make with it ever since, and when I saw these gorgeous Adagio baby eggplants at Costco, I knew the two would be fantastic together. These beautiful fruits have tender skin, and small, soft seeds; no need to salt them because they aren’t bitter. Just layer slices of eggplant with bruschetta sauce and parmesan cheese and bake! Easy, low calorie, and absolutely delicious! What more could a girl want? What is Bruschetta? (bro͝oˈsketə) Bruschetta is traditionally grilled Italian bread topped with olive oil and typically with garlic or tomatoes. Trader Joe’s Fresh Bruschetta Sauce is the topping for the toast! But it can also be used as a pasta sauce, or incorporated in a recipe.   Cool Tools Pyrex Bakeware 4.8 Quart Oblong Baking Dish, Clear >> Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan, with Bruschetta Sauce 2013-08-06 18:19:19 Serves 9 3 WW PP per serving Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 40 min Total Time 50 min Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 40 min Total Time 50 min 107 calories 14 g 10 g 4 g 7 g 2 g 255 g 192 g 6 g 0 g 1 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 255g Servings 9 Amount Per Serving Calories 107 Calories from Fat 32 % Daily Value * Total Fat 4g 6% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 0g Monounsaturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 10mg 3% Sodium 192mg 8% Total Carbohydrates 14g 5% Dietary Fiber 8g 33% Sugars 6g Protein 7g Vitamin A3%Vitamin C9% Calcium15%Iron4% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Does this look wrong? Ingredients 4 baby eggplants, or japanese eggplants 2 containers Trader Giotto's Fresh Bruschetta Sauce (refrigerator) 1 cup grated parmesan cheese (recommended: Trader Joe's freshly grated parmesan in a tub) olive oil cooking spray kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Instructions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray the bottom and sides of a 15-inch x 10-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Trim both ends of the eggplants, and slice lengthways into 1/2-inch thick strips. Place half the eggplant, in a single layer, in the prepared dish; sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper; spread one container of bruschetta sauce (mix it up first) over the eggplant....

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Orna’s Curried Veggies
Oct16

Orna’s Curried Veggies

This dish was inspired by the beautiful japanese eggplant and zucchini I found at the Tapia Brothers Pumpkin Patch in Encino. My first request when my dad comes to visit from South Africa is for my curry powder. Ok, the truth is, it comes a very close second… right after my Cadbury Top Deck and Cote D’or Bouchées. (If you don’t know what these two are you’re probably better off!) “Curry” is not necessarily synonymous with “spicy”. It is just a flavor which comes from a mix of spices (coriander, turmeric, red pepper, cumin, etc.) and you get many different types of “curry” dishes. I have such fond memories of going to the Oriental Plaza —the bustling Indian Market in Johannesburg—with my mother. I would happily tag along as she picked up fresh spices and magnificent fabrics, and then she would treat me to a fresh, hot samosa. (We pronounced it “samoosa”.) I don’t even know what spices exactly are in this fantabulous blend of curry-goodness that my dad gets custom-made by his special Indian lady, and shleps 10,000 miles for me. But when my nose comes anywhere near the bag, I literally start to salivate and daydream about what I can make with it. You, of course, don’t have to import custom-made curry from South Africa, but can buy any brand of yellow curry powder (Indian, not Thai) from your local grocery store. Even Trader Joe’s has a good curry blend. The first time I made curry for Sam (the husband), I didn’t fish out all the leaves, twigs and seeds, and he didn’t appreciate the “texture” of the dish. So I now strain it. But don’t worry, the kind you buy in the supermarket is just plain, simple powder. I’m sure the fancy, authentic Indian chefs would frown on me using ketchup and sugar in my recipe, and not cooking the spices first to bring out the flavor. But sometimes you don’t want to go to all that trouble, and this is healthy and super-delicious without all the work. Please try it and let me know how you do! Orna’s Curried Veggies Mild or spicy but always tasty! Notes: If you don’t like spicy food don’t worry, this will just be tasty but it won’t be hot. If you prefer more spice add 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes. Japanese eggplant is smaller and more tender than regular eggplant, so it won’t be bitter, and you’ll have less of the middle, pulpy part when you cut it up into small pieces. You can also use Chinese or Italian eggplant. Don’t cut up the eggplant until you are ready to...

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