Eggplant Stacks

Eggplant Stacks

“Eggplant” is a silly name, isn’t it?  According to Wikipedia, “Some 18th-century European cultivars were yellow or white and resembled goose or hen’s eggs, hence the name “eggplant.”  If you’re looking for something you can eat a whole lot of for very few calories, this is it.  A whole medium sized eggplant is only 140 … Continue reading

Roasted Beets with Kickin Horseradish-Mustard Sauce

Roasted Beets with Kickin Horseradish-Mustard Sauce

I always thought “horseradish” was a silly name. Where on earth did it come from? According to Wikipedia, “The etymology of the English name horseradish is not certain. One theory is derivation from the old German word “Mähre” (and, meaning female horse), where misinterpretation of the German name Meerrettich (“sea radish”) became Mährrettich (“mare radish”). … Continue reading

Bruschetta Bowl

I have a basil plant in my kitchen and almost always have grape tomatoes on hand so here’s something I whipped up for dinner one night. It doesn’t get any easier than this! Ingredients Whole wheat pasta shells Grape tomatoes, cut in half Garlic, minced or cut into small slices Fresh basil, cut into small … Continue reading