My Food Diary, Just Saying

May 1, 2012

My Food Diary, for medical reason, my choice
*Disclaimer: I eat healthier than I did before. I do not claim this is the way for another person to eat. However if you find any of the methods I use or the food I choose, you are welcome to use it yourself for share. Usually, when I cook, I show one or two servings.

Veggie Meal

3 large carrots, brushed, washed, and sliced
2 zucchini squash, brushed, washed, and sliced.
1 t. olive oil
1 t. balsamic dressing
Sprinkle of ground, black pepper
Combine all of above in bowl, stir to coat with the oil and dressing
After stirring, put in a 8 or 9” cake pan, on lower rack of NuWave Oven
Bake for 12 minutes (or until done), stirring once after first 6 minutes.

Meanwhile, Cut up cabbage (about 1/4-1/2 head). Place cabbage on a rack inside rice cooker container. Place rack inside the part you usually cook the rice in. Add water to just below the rack. Cook about 15 minutes or until done, as you like.

While veggies and cabbage are cooking:
Cut up lettuce
chop or slice bell pepper
chop or slice yellow onion
Cut or slice tomato
Sprinkle with ground black pepper
Pour small amount of honey mustard dressing over top of salad

Very easy, fast, uncomplicated (considering following long, long recipes), healthy (healthier than I use to do! LOL), and delicious. Enjoy!

Oven Fried Veggies
I don’t claim to be the best cook in the world.  However, I like to experiment in the kitchen and eat healthy.  I recently baked  some sliced veggies and was quite pleased with them.
I sliced eggplant and squash, dipped  them in a beaten egg/water mixture, coated them with seasoned (salt, pepper, etc.) ground up whole wheat cereal, and baked for about fifteen to  twenty minutes. Yummy good and nutritious.  Easy, too. 
I used a Nuwave oven but they can be done in a regular oven, if desired. Photo is of one piece of oven fried eggplant.  Tender, nutritious, and easy. Not oily since it is oven fried and not fried in grease. Of course I made more slices than the photographed one.  But, I wanted a good photo showing it up close.