The original plan for tonight’s dinner was eggplant parm, but I forgot the parm! I did however pick up some delicious fresh mozzarella cheese so I went with it. I started by doing the normal egg, breadcrumb and bake portion of eggplant parm.
- 1 large eggplant sliced into rounds
- 1 egg
- 1 cup breadcrumbs of choice
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp Italian spices
- 1 cup favorite pasta sauce
- 2 cups frozen greens
- 1/2 onion
- 1 clove garlic, pressed
- 1 ball mozzarella, sliced
- Preheat oven to 375
- Slice eggplant into rounds and dip in egg then mix of breadcrumbs, spices, and garlic powder before placing it on a baking sheet and baking for 30min
- 15min into cooking sauté the onion and garlic clove in EVOO until clear then add frozen greens and pasta sauce
- Pull the slices out of the oven and begin to layer – sauce – eggplant – sauce – mozzarella – eggplant – sauce
5. Put her back in the oven for 20min more, slice and serve!
Super cheesy and delicious! A fortunate accident of forgetting a key ingredient.
Not really, she was staring at the light fixture, but we have been missing Sissy pictures on the blog lately.
So I went a little nuts at the Farmer’s Market yesterday and got a lot of produce but in fact not enough lettuce…anyway I thought I would post another farmers market recipe! I didn’t realize how good this was going to be until I ate it so I do not have a picture of the Cinderella eggplant before it was cooked but they are softball size and light purple with white instead of a deep purple.
To start I hallowed her out and cooked up 1/2 and onion and the guts in some olive oil. Once that had cooked for about 10min I added two zucchini fritter failures to the pan (you could just use shredded carrots and zucchini instead) and 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa.
Now those ingredients are all fine and dandy but you add some curry powder and bam! Eggplant and curry are amazing together. The only thing that would have mad this better would have been some cilantro. I cheated with parsley to make it look better.
Bad Sissy Monster! I drank it anyway
Time to go finish off the leftover stuffing!
My cube is empty. Tomorrow I will be living on the 5th floor instead of the 4th and they still have not built my cube nor have they built it correctly…not excited about that so much!
Nothing a pretty special snack at lunch couldn’t fix! Somersaults!
Along with my somersaults I had a wrap with hummus, turkey and spinach and a special juicy white FM peach.
We also had goodbye cake in the office this afternoon. We are moving from h20 to budget. I had a piece of vanilla cake, but cut out all icing…way too sweet and I never actually liked it. I would rather have two pieces of moist cake rather than one with icing.
After work I headed to the gym to try and get out of my contract…fingers crossed, things look good!
Once that was out of the way I headed out for a 6.5 mile run. I actually ran into a co-worker around mile four so I had a breather. I tried making up the time by picking up the pace, but still came in slower than my last runs, drat!
Wanting to use up some fresh veggies I created a eggplant stack-bake.
My camera wasn’t working when I went to take a pic of my plate. Along with some eggplant bake I had two pieces of my FM bread.
I’ve got my plants packed up and little orange stickers on all of my cube items. Everything is packed away in blue bins and ready for transport.
Only problem…they aren’t being moved until Wednesday morning…We are packing computers and phones tomorrow so I am not really sure what the day will bring, but it should be interesting.
I had leftover wheat berry salad and chard along with my first pear of the season from the FM.
The cucs had gotten a little soggie but the wheat berries were still nice a chewy! I really need to make them more often. Check out this huge chard leaf.
After seeing this article pop up around blog land I knew I need to read it : Getting Real about the High Price of Cheap Food Similar notes as Food INC. but still very interesting. I also really enjoyed the embedded stories within the article, especially the ones that showed typical grocery hauls from around the world. Honestly these pictures really make Americans look like processed food pigs.
Snackage happened around 3:30 when I got bored/hungry. I had the typical blueberry oat round and orange seltzer…and of course I forgot to snap a shot.
Mondays are usually spin nights, but Nick and I are signing up for a new gym that is closer to the new apt tonight and if I wanted $60 off I had to go sign up today. I am hoping that I can get out of my current gym contract with some help from my 401K but we will see. Either way I will be saving money in the long run even if I have to spend a little extra right now. Before out apt. I had a cinnamon roll Larabar. ”Was that supposed to taste like a cinnamon roll?” That is what I was thinking after I ate it.
Smashed chicken breast with eggplant and Dinosaur BBQ sauce stacked on an Arnold Sami thin. I also had a salad with heirloom mater, pepper and cuc.
Time for the season finale of Weeds!
Woohoo Monday is over!
So I am super jealous of all who attended the Healthy Living Summit in Boston this past weekend. It made me miss the the big bean even more! Thank God Southwest is starting to fly to Logan after the summer!
Work is slllloooowww right now, so the morning was kind of like molasses.
Like I said I had no idea what to make for lunch…this is what I came up with…
Kashi TLC honey sesame crackers with a laughing cow wedge, cottage cheese with balsamic, red pepper humus with carrots and peppers, and some unsweetened apple sauce. Man I love apple sauce. Why would you ever add sugar to it? Sooo sweet alone and pure Reminds me so much of my childhood, what about you guys?
Don’t diss my carrot butt. I also do not peel my carrots, just wash. No need to really peel when they are organic. Right?
I came home and grabbed a homemade fig/date bar with mixed nuts and rolled in oat bran.
The only bad thing about having these delicious things in my house is that I want to eat the whole giant piece right now! Have you ever tried your had at these? They are super easy and amazingly similar to Larabars, which I have to buy wisely due to price .
Gymbo – 45min sweaty spin sesh, arms and core.
Nick came over for dinner. Before leaving for the gym I marinated two chicken thighs in Dijon mustard, garlic, Worcestershire, EVOO, S&P, red chili pepper flakes and honey.***edit there was also the juice of one lemon in there!***
paired with grilled eggplant and couscous with FM basil, feta and kalamata olives.
This sauce is the leftover marinade heat up and drizzled on top. I will be using it again. I bet it would make a tasty pasta sauce.
I haven’t made up my mind If I will be having anything for a little dessert. I may get peer pressured into some fro-yo
Yay for Monday being over!
What is a new sauce that you have tried lately???
Wow I just had the most amazing dinner! BUT you will either have scroll down fast to get there or read about the rest of my day in suspense.
It was so cool seeing all of the Ravens shout out all over the internet communication sites today! Of course there was the usual Redskins trash back, but it got me a lot more excited then I thought I would ever get over football. It is def a sport you need to know the players and the game to get into.
Not much went on at work except a closing time phone call from the boss to do something…hate that. In between keeping myself busy I had total carb loaded lunch I missed my veggies, but it was still so good!
Arnold with wild rice tempeh, raspberry jam and AB. 2 pieces of madel bread. Plain Greek yogurt with white peach and the other half of my peach solo.
The usual snack attack occurred around 3:30.
My orange cranberry is coming to get you!
My workout today was a hard choice. We are going to the Orioles game tomorrow so I have to push my workout to Saturday AM again. Today was supposed to be 2 miles with speed work, but I switched it to 3.5 miles with lifting, which turned into 4.25miles of crazy hills (in a dodgy side of town) and then 30 day shred level one without weights. I am still worried about my knees and lifting with free weights. It turned out to be a good hard workout, and I will be ready to go on Saturday!
OK so finally dinner.
I got these at the farmers market and wanted to be able to share them with Nick. Oh and the heirloom eggplant is PURPLE .
everything tonight went on the grill, heirloom eggplant, okra with a little corn meal S&P and 4 All natural local BISON sliders (mixed in no salt added steak seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, and onion).
Due to my lack of veggies at lunch I went with veggies and bison only for dinner. I turned my plant into buns with lettuce and spicy brown mustard.
Holy yum these burgers were amazing! A little messy due to the h20 content of the eggplant, but nothing a napkin couldn’t take care of!
Just look at that beauty!!!!! I really want to try a bison steak next time I am at the farmers market.
I am off to finish watching the Ravens second half. Have a great night all! Tomorrow is Friday!
HAVE YOU EVER TRIED BISON? WHAT DID YOU THINK?
It’s finally summer in Baltimore…bring on the humidity! Honestly at the end of a day working in an ice box, I honestly cannot complain when the wet curtain of air hits me as I walk out the door. It actually kills me to keep my car windows up and turn on the AC.
I worked on a new SOP for the stimulus. which look me to lunch before I knew it. Plus my pink bowl held me oh so well!
I enjoyed my lovely soup that I made last night! With the butt of my sunflower flax bread and some apple.
And that is my soup photo show! It was so good and hearty AND super simple to make…MUST MAKE SOUP MORE OFTEN.
The afternoon zoomed bye again, love that!
Around four I slammed down my snack of yes another PB&Co oat square and the remainder of my apple. I also sipped on a lime seltzer.
I am honestly getting a little sick of this flavor of oat bar and need to put a new batch on the to-do list.
Personal Day at the gym. I switched it a bit by doing the stepmill for 30min first. I also saw an out of order sign on my stepmill from yesterday, so at least that is getting fixed. I then did 30min of hills on the treadmill at 6.0mph level 5. Switching it up this way, I wasn’t as out of breath as usual, and my HRM let me know it. I also think I need to bump up my levels on both machines, it is really hard for me to push myself on machines and not in classes. This is one of the main reasons I like to take classes. People watching me and knowing what I am supposed to be doing makes me want to work harder.
I had no flippin idea what to make for dinner. I have baby eggplant getting old faster then I can eat them every day! They were obviously in dinner. Babaganoush might need to be made in the future.
I also had a new summer squash – PATTY PAN!
In the pan – chicken gyoza, cooking spray, PATTY-PAN, Emril’s asian mix, 2 baby eggplants, soy sauce and garlic powder. Simmered for 10min with a side of steamed edamame.
This actually turned out a lot better then I thought it would, given my energy level. I even have some leftover veggies for tomorrow! SCORE! I really love it when dinners turn out better then planned.
For my sweet end I had a vitamuffin, muffin with PB&Co Cinnamon Raisin Swirl. Every time I eat one of these things I wounder how they are only 100 calories???
Have a patty-pan night! Ha I just love that word!