Sunday, August 14, 2011

Eggplant Parmagiana from Cooking Light

I heartily recommend this recipe from Cooking Light magazine. We had it tonight, with a few changes:
- I didn't have any fontina cheese, so we went with all mozzarella
- I used 8 oz of mozzarella instead of the 6 oz of mozzarella/fontina a half recipe should have used.
- I didn't have any whole-wheat panko (which often has soy, anyway) so we used homemade dried mixed (whole wheat, rye, oatmeal bread, whatever was on hand) bread crumbs.
- We used a whole 24-oz jar of sauce for a half a recipe
- It said a whole recipe served 10, but we got 6 servings out of a half recipe

My (dear) husband liked it and asked that it be made again. Since the kids never liked eggplant, and I am officially an empty-nester as of 24 August, I suspect he may get his wish.

Homemade breadcrumbs instead of whole-wheat panko
Misto sprayer with canola oil, instead of commercial cooking spray
Jar of commercial sauce carefully checked to make sure there is no soy or soy oil in it

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Devilled Eggs for Summer

Back from hiatus--had a new job and it was a tough adjustment.

Every time I have ever made devilled eggs, it has been a crapshoot--too much mayo or not enough. Well, I happened upon the right proportions, so here you go:

Devilled Eggs

9 hard-boiled eggs
1/4 cup soy-free mayonnaise
2 Tbsp grainy mustard
1/2 tsp Old Bay Seafood Seasoning (or celery salt)

1. Shell the eggs and cut in half. Put the yolks through a sieve or potato rices. Stir in the mayonnaise, mustard, and Old Bay.

2. Spoon the yolk mixture back into the egg halves. Garnish with paprika, chopped chives, small parsley sprigs, or the like.

Soy-free mayonnaise--canola, safflower or olive oil (without lecithin!)