Thursday, July 27, 2006

Stuff it! And Love it!

Tonight I'm stuffing some baby eggplant I picked up last weekend. This stuffing would also work for peppers, tomatoes or zucchini. I have leftover rice from last nights Indian dinner. I used the brown rice for the extra health kick but white would work too. I have leftover diced peppers and red onions from earlier in the week when we had grilled portabello burgers. What a nice meal grilled porties make! And because it just veggies, you can splurge with a really nice cheese melted on top of the porties. We like Cambazola or blue cheese but you could use anything. It's a great time to indulge in your favorite cheese because you're having such a healthy meat alternative. But I digress.

For the stuffing for my eggplants, I'm using rice, peppers and red onions and feta cheese. Add a little minced garlic and some Greek seasoning (I used my homemade seasonings but you can use store bought seasonings or just toss in some dried oregano and mint, maybe some rosemary). And you're good to go. I'm going to grill some chicken legs with the thighs attached to go with it. I will probably remove the skin from the chicken to save on fat, drizzle with some lemon juice and sprinkle some seasoning on. Again, I'm using my own poultry seasoning but you could use store bought poultry seasoning or just sprinkle on some thyme, sage, savory, tarragon, herbs de Provence or whatever you feel like. Want to keep it Greek tasting, use your Greek seasoning or use some oregano and mint. I might see what my fresh herbs are like... I know I have some chives, basil and rosemary. Hmmm, that might be interesting. If I use the fresh herbs, I won't remove the skin. I will put the fresh herbs under the skin! Mmmm, I better go find some lunch...

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