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Eggplant Appy!!

eggplant appy recipe

Eggplant Appy!!  (serves 4-6 depending on size of eggplant) *all organic if possible

-1 eggplant (large for more people)  (cut in strips length wise, about 1 cm wide)

-olive oil (drizzle)

-salt

Filling:

-4 mushrooms

-1/2 cup of sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil

-1/2 cup kale (any kind, washed and chopped rough)

-olive oil (2 tbsp)

-goats or  Danish feta cheese (1 tsbp)

-salt and pepper to taste

-fresh parsley (for garnish)

-squeeze of lemon

Eggplant Prep:

Lay the strips of cut eggplant on a tray and sprinkle with salt.  Allow to sit for 10mins.  This will draw out the bitter liquid.  After 10mins use a paper towel to dry eggplant and wipe off excess salt.  Drizzle olive oil over eggplant and place on baking tray.  Pop them into the oven and set to broil on high.  This will cook the eggplant fairly quickly so don’t walk away!!  Wait until eggplant is just slightly  roasted golden, take out and set aside.

eggplant

Filling:

Blend all ingredients together in a food processor.  That’s it!

mushroom filling eggplant mushroom filling

Combined:

Lay the roasted eggplant on a serving plate and spoon on filling.  Roll the eggplant around the filling, garnish with fresh parsley, and if you have it, add a nice balsamic reduction on top for an added touch!  Its not for eating with your hands, but it’s easy!!!  Hope you enjoy!  Thanks, be aware and eat with care :)

Student Blog S.2 Week. 3: Still catching up!

Honestly, this semester is just so jumbled!!  I cannot seem to get anything done when I want and the stress will not go away.  I’ve been talking to some of my friends at school and they say the same thing.  Semester 2 has been the semester of procrastination, but because of this we are all behind in homework and readings.  To be fair, there are just waaay to many readings, and I don’t understand how the administration thinks we can do 5 readings of 20 page studies for 1 class and then have the same amount or more for the other classes as well,  come on!  Be realistic! Full time course load is 24 hours of lecture time.  Then apparently we have 5 hours per class of extra study at home including assignments.  So that’s 120 hours a week!!! Ya right!! So I guess they would prefer health students to be extremely unhealthy because we don’t have time to eat, exercise or sleep, huh seems ridiculous and very unrealistic if you ask me.  So that was my little rant for today.  I’m still trying to catch up on homework and assignments and the endless reading list.  Maybe they do this to wheen off the people that can’t handle the stress… I’m not sure.  What I do know is that I’m not going down without a fight!  I just need to buckle down for 1 weekend and get’ur done!  Next weekend will probably be that time….o joy.  Anyways, thanks for reading.  Be aware and eat with care :)

Article: New insights into the health effects of dietary saturated and omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids

New insights into health effects of dietary saturated and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids article

Click on the underlined link above to learn more about the new information emerging in relation to optimal intake of Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.  Studies are now saying that a high intake of omega-6 over omega-3, could be a potential contributor to breast cancer. Interesting read, take a peek!  Thanks, be aware and eat with care :)

Ref:  Michel de Lorgeril* and Patricia Salen

de Lorgeril and Salen BMC Medicine 2012, 10:50

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/10/50