Monday, November 28, 2011

weekend review: anything but turkey

Figure 1. Saturday night's dinner: easy eggplant Parmesan and steamed broccoli.

Easy Eggplant Parmesan 
I hope you enjoy this easy, healthy recipe for eggplant Parmesan from my favorite cook, Mom.

Time: 50 minutes (15 minutes preparation)
Yield average eggplant, 2-4

1 large eggplant, peeled [I left the peel on mine, used a small eggplant, and halved most ingredients since I was solo-cooking]
4 egg whites
Grated Parmesan cheese, lots [I used a mix of Parmesan and Panko to reduce the cheesiness]
Garlic powder to taste
1 cup marinara
Mozzarella cheese as desired

Preheat oven to 400.

After peeling (optional), slice eggplant into 1/2 inch slices. Beat egg whites with 4 T water until foamy. Dip eggplant into egg white mixture, then cover with Parmesan (or Parmesan/Panko mixture), pressing to cover. Place eggplant on sprayed baking sheet. Sprinkle with garlic powder and then spray the top of the eggplant.

Bake 20 minutes at 400 until golden brown. Turn over and bake for 10 minutes. Add marinara, top with mozzarella, if desired. Bake 20 more minutes until hot and bubbly. Yum.

Figure 2. In preparation: spiced pumpkin biscuits. What? You never used a shot glass as a biscuit cutter before?

Figure 3. My cute mini pumpkin biscuits ready to go in the oven.

Figure 4. Sunday night's dinner: loaded cabbage soup and spiced pumpkin biscuits. This vegetable-filled soup hit the spot after a week of indulgence and these cute biscuits, which we topped with Benecol and honey, were the perfect accompaniment.


  1. Shot glass biscuits = genius. Even more genius with the pumpkin :D

  2. eggplant parmesan and pumpkin biscuits?! They all look wonderful! Hope you had a great thanksgiving! :)

  3. LOVING that eggplant recipe. It's a must try on my list ;)

  4. Genius use for the shot glasses! And with pumpkin? Oh yes :)

  5. I LOVE eggplant parm! Yours looks especially delicious :)

  6. Those biscuits are adorable! And look delicious.
    Using a shot glass is brilliant. Why is tiny food always so much more fun to eat?

  7. Hellooo biscuits. Those look like perfect dippers for that warm and comforting soup!

  8. LOL! I'm pretty much over turkey too! Love eggplant parm, YUM

  9. mmmm the pumpkin biscuits look delish! A nice little fall/winter treat

  10. the eggplant recipe looks amazing. definitely bookmarking for later use!

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