Broiled/Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan and it’s cousin Eggplant Parmesan are both loaded with calories so here’s a broiled/grilled version with almost no calories. Unless you count the marinara, which is tasty enough to merit the calories. Broiled/Grilled Eggplant Parmesan 2 medium eggplant, sliced lengthways into 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick slices seasonings – I used thyme and […]

Salmon Salad

Salmon is on everyone’s healthy food list and here is a salmon version of tuna salad that makes an excellent snack on rice cakes or Rye-Crisp crackers or on cucumber or carrot slices if you are being concientous. Fresh sliced tomatoes if you have them are the perfect complement to the crackers and the fish, […]

Spaghetti Squash Bolognese With Fresh Basil and Parmesan

Forget potatoes or rice or pasta, spaghetti squash is fast becoming my staple food! My summer harvest is in, and while it wasn’t a huge success – one plant took over and produced 3 big squash, but the other 5 plants got powdery mildew and only produced one smallish squash each – it is making […]

Curry Squash vs Chili Squash

Two halves of a spaghetti squash, one cooked with a Trader Joe’s jar of curry sauce (sacrilege I know but convenience rules) and the other sprinkled with simple chili powder. Add some cooked chicken breast and we have a contest – which tastes better? Above: Curry Chicken Spaghetti Squash. Below: Chili Chicken Spaghetti Squash Curry […]

Sausage Ratatouille

My garden is bursting with Chinese eggplant, tomatoes, and green beans so here is the result, ratatouille with sausage. Sausage Ratatouille 2 sausages, previously cooked, cut in bite size pieces 1 pound ripest tomatoes chopped – seeds removed if desired 1 pound green beans 1 pound Chinese eggplant, cut in cubes 1/4 cup chopped fresh […]

Tomato Slivers With Stilton and Grapes

This is a sort of combination appetizer/dessert/cheese course. The grapes go well with the stilton, which is nice and ripe, but their sweetness tends to overpower the tomatoes. Good excuse to eat the tomatoes first with some stilton, then later eat the grapes with a little more stilton. I can hear the Monty Python Spam […]

Supersteak Tomato Stuffed With Tuna Salad

These supersteak tomatoes we got from a friend are 4 inches across. I used one on yesterday’s fish, and here is another stuffed with tuna salad. Tuna Salad 2 x 6oz cans white tuna 1 stalk celery sliced thin 1/4 onion chopped fine 1/4 carrot grated fine 4T light mayo salt + pepper salad 1 […]

Baked Fish With Fresh Tomatoes, Herbs and a Parmesan Crust

Now that our tomatoes are ripe and we receive yet more from friends and neighbors we needed a recipe that uses fresh tomatoes in a cooked dish since you cannot eat salad for every meal and expect to make Labor Day with your sanity intact. However it only took one humongous beefsteak to cover three […]

Thai Green Curry Over Spaghetti Squash

Thai and Chinese food are among my favorites but do not fit into a 1500 calorie diet unless you are careful in your choices (avoid sweet and sour or breaded entrees) and substitute a low calorie vegetable such as spaghetti squash for the rice or noodles. Curry is an ideal topping for spaghetti squash since […]

Creamy Cauliflower Cheese With Green Chillies

A little light sour cram and a bit of grated cheese makes a wonderfully creamy cauliflower cheese out of cauliflower “rice” that goes beautifully with fish. Creamy Cauliflower Cheese With Green Chillies 1 cauliflower prepared as cauliflower “rice” (see link above) 1/2 cup light sour cream 1/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese – the stronger […]