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Mediterranean Eggplant
for Meatless Mondays & Beyond

Yes, it’s that time of year when we vow to make healthy eating choices. Start here, with a simple, wholesome vegetarian supper, just eggplant, zucchini and tomato with a little feta stirred in, quick to make and full of flavor. Weight Watchers, make this a year-round staple: an entrĂ©e serving adds up to just 2 points (Old Points) or 3 points (PointsPlus). Many thanks to reader Lou Grubaugh who forwarded this recipe last fall, calling it an “oldie but goodie”. The Oldie? The source is a 25-year old 1987 Sunset Recipe Annual where the headnotes read, “Alone, eggplant is unassertive, but in the proper company, this retiring vegetable grows bold.” The Goodie? Mediterranean Eggplant has many of the same ingredients as Ratatouille and Caponata yet turns out an entirely different dish, the way a poached egg is nothing like a scrambled egg and a hot dog is a fur cry from a pork chop.Twenty-five years from now, let’s hope that people will still be sharing this recipe. That would make a Really O…

How to Make Homemade Vegetable Soup

My new master recipe for making vegetable soup, easy to make on the fly with any and many on-hand and in-season vegetables, winter vegetables for now, but summer, spring and fall vegetables too. The recipe is perfect for cooks who belong to CSAs or shop at farmers markets because it both takes advantage of and helps use fresh and frozen and even canned vegetables.For the Weight Watchers crowd, I think you'll l-o-v-e this soup. A whole cup is zero points (Freestyle) but the soup has such good flavor and texture that it's ever-so filling and satisfying. In fact, the recipe has become my own personal "Weight Watchers Zero-Point Vegetable Soup recipe". ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~
Happy New Year, all! Welcome to 2012! Here's to making it a great year!
COMPLIMENTS!"... the best pot of veggie soup I have ever made." ~ TessM"This was wonderful!" ~ Pippa"Great recipe! Love it, love it!" ~ Anonymous"Great recipe, thanks!" ~ Bridge…