September 22, 2009

My Delicious Veggie Lasagna...sans the noodles!


Although our garden wasn't very big this year...just two raised beds...it gave us (and still is giving us) wonderful bounty! Today I picked more beautiful red plum tomatoes, yellow pear tomatoes, fresh basil, parsley and cilantro. On Sunday we visited our local farm store and loaded up on more delicious veggies; eggplants (.60 ea.), cucumbers (10 cents a piece), zucchini ( 6 for $1) red, green and yellow peppers (25 cents each), giant cabbages for only $.70, carrots (.50 a bag) and onions too. The prices are amazing....but as you know, these fresh vegetables continue to ripen very quickly and before you know it you are tossing some out before you have had a chance to eat them.

So for Sunday Family Dinner I prepared a huge Chicken/Veggie stew....it was yummy!
And tonight I came up with a new recipe...

I guess I will call it "Tomato Eggplant Lasagna" (without the noodles)


OMG...it was absolutely unbelievable...if I do say so myself. My husband and daughter thought so too!

First a layer of eggplant and then a layer of pear tomatoes, a little sharp cheddar cheese and then another layer of eggplant, red tomatoes and a little cheese on top. In between the layers I put some green salsa, cilantro and parsley. I also poured some Red Curry Soup that I happened to have in my cupboard throughout the casserole. I'm telling you...it was wonderful. And so healthy. I am sure I only used about 1/3 cup of cheese total. The soup was very low fat and all natural. And of course the veggies are sooo good for you....and so flavorful!

I just had to share it with you all...it was so easy to create a healthy meal by experimenting with the fresh veggies. I washed and cut up all of the rest of my garden fare and made freezer bags ready to grab and cook up or add to another meal! I like to take a bag, pop it in the microwave add a splash of olive oil and seasoning and eat it for lunch!

Don't miss out on a visit to your local farm store while you still can... grab some veggies and start cooking...let's see what you come up with!


12 comments:

debi said...

Wow, that looks delicious! My husband would love that because he Loves eggplant...me, not so much. But it sounds good with the tomatoes. I'll have to try that!

koralee said...

Carrie....this looks amazing..I am not a real big fan of eggplant but give me this and I would gobble it up and ask for more! xoxoxo

vivian said...

I have to keep this idea in mind.. I joined weight watchers and am making healthy changes in my life! so far 4 lbs down! something like this would be just perfect!
have a great day!
vivian

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Carrie,

Thanks for stopping by!! I read the recipe for the noodleless lasagna and it looks like I have everything to make it except for the Red Curry Soup. Any suggestions??

I have a recipe that I have been planning to share called Ratatouille Meatloaf. Wonderful layers of veggies in between a combo of lean ground beef and ground turkey. I will be posting it soon.

Love your blog. You sound so cheery!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Deborah said...

THIS I can eat without fear of that ever so moody Weight Watchers On Line saying mean thing to me!!!
Thank you!! **kisskiss** Deb

Lori said...

Carrie, your eggplant dish sounds wonderful...i will have to tell my friend "B" about it...she LOVES eggplant and will really appreciate a new recipe with that as the main ingredient...thanks for sharing!!!

Just a little something from Judy said...

You must have a happy family. You seem to be a great cook,and I think the recipes you share sound like keepers to me. I like how you mentioned the lcoal farm stores...they are wonderful places to shop for fresh produce.

Jingle said...

That sounds like an interesting dish! I love all veggie meals!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh your garden looks fabulous!! your basil is huge...we just don't get big basil here..but when we lived in italy..OMYGOSH..the leaves were enormous...love it..your dinner looks so good too..thanks for sharing..have a wonderful day.:)

southerninspiration said...

Hi Carrie, I saw your comment on Kim's blog post about the disc hangers......there is a button on my blog that you can click thru and order these hangers....and he will give your free shipping!
Enjoy, and what a fine looking garden!!! yummo!

Suzanne

The Things We Carried said...

It sounds just fabulous!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

How brave and clever of you to come up with this recipe. The only times I've tried to throw something together and call it a meal, my family ended up ordering pizza! laurie

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