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 🙂

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

Article: Dietary fibre and cardiovascular health

Fibre and link to CV health

Click the link above to read a great little article about, well, as the name says, fibre and potential to reduce cardiovascular diseases like risk of heart attack and stroke.  These two potentially deadly cardiovascular malfunctions are the leading killers in North America and are started to show their ugly heads all around the world.  Many studies point to more refined foods getting into developing countries, so much for being more developed if your population dies faster!  Check out the link and get some know-how!  Thanks, be aware and eat with care 🙂

REF:  Sánchez-Muniz, FJ 2012, ‘Dietary fibre and cardiovascular health’, Nutrición Hospitalaria, 27, 1, pp. 31-45, MEDLINE Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 15 July 2015.