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Eggplant Parmesan.

I’m back! Its been a while since I’ve posted, due to the fact that this past month I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease (meaning NO more gluten). 😦 It has been a hard transition learning how to eat gluten-free, but I am finally starting to get used to it. I felt like making Eggplant Parmesan tonight & since flour is now a NO-NO, I opted for a healthier version of one of my favorite dishes. I decided to roast the eggplant instead of flouring & frying them. Same delicious taste,  just a lot healthier & gluten-free!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • 3 or 4 eggplants
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • Homemade tomato sauce or 1 jar of your favorite (make sure you add basil)
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Salt & Pepper

Preheat oven on 400 degrees. Cut the ends off of the eggplant & discard. Slice eggplant into 1/2 inch slices, season with oil, salt & pepper. Arrange eggplant on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes (flip half-way).

When eggplant is soft, remove from oven and set aside.

Lots of Eggplant 🙂

In a baking dish; layer sauce, eggplant & cheese :repeat: repeat: repeat: 
until you are out of eggplant.

Load up the cheese!

Bake for an additional 15 minutes until cheese is melted.

Time to Eat!

healthy & delish !! A perfect twist on eggplant parm. 🙂 Enjoy

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Chicken Cutlets with Asparagus & Tomatoes.

Tonight’s dinner was Chicken Cutlets with asparagus & tomato with mozzarella. Usually when I make chicken cutlets I batter the cutlets with eggs in order for the breadcrumbs to stick. Tonight I tried something different, I used lemon juice & it was extra tasty!

What you will need:

  • 1 1/2 cup of Italian breadcrumbs
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 packs of 4 chicken cutlets
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 ball of mozzarella cheese
  • 1 can of black olives
  • 1/2 cup of broth
  • 1/4 cup of white wine
  • oil
  • salt/pepper
  • handful of Parmesan cheese

Serves: 4 (well we eat a lot, so possibly 5 for normal eaters) 🙂

First, season cutlets with salt & pepper. In a small bowl squeeze the juice of 2 lemons, put breadcrumbs in a separate dish. Next take the cutlets and soak them in the lemon juice & carefully transfer them to the breadcrumb dish. Make sure you coat each cutlet fully in the breadcrumb mix. While you are breading the cutlets, in a medium skillet heat 1/4 cup of oil on medium.

When skillet is hot, place cutlets in pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side.

While cutlets are cooking, cut 1 inch off the end of each asparagus. In a smaller skillet place asparagus in 1 inch of water and cook for 4 minutes.

When asparagus water boils, empty the water from pan. Return to heat add 1 tablespoon of oil & salt/pepper; cook for 4 more minutes and top with a handful of Parmesan cheese.

While your waiting for the chicken to finish, cut up all 4 tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and olives. Top with salt/pepper & oregano and Italian dressing.

I always like a little sauce on my chicken to give it flavor, so i decided to make a white wine sauce to top the cutlets with. After you remove chicken from skillet, in the same skillet you were using add 1/2 chicken broth & 1/4 cup of white wine. (on high heat stirring constantly for 30 seconds).

Top the chicken with the sauce & ITS TIME to EAT!

& there you have it!

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