RECIPE: Stuffed Eggplant Yums!

I’ve always thought Eggplants were beautiful, but I was never quite sure what to do with them.  I’d tried them sautéed….let’s just say I’ve had junk mail that tasted better.

I’d seen them breaded and fried and served with spaghetti and marinara, but with that glycemic load, why not just have an ice cream sunday?

So I developed this recipe using the left over filling from the ever-so-delicious Goat Cheese, Lentil and Swiss Chard Lasagna (you could simply 1/2 the recipe and omit marinara and chard)
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Cut eggplant in to 1/2 inch thick disks.  If you have time to burn, sauté disks in 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar for ~ 5 minutes.  Then place soft disks on a baking sheet (or 2 if need be).

If you don’t have that kinda’ time on your hands, just drizzle olive oil and balsamic over disks on a baking sheet.

Scoop heaping spoonful of Goat Cheese, Lentil and Swiss Chard Lasagna filling on to each (or if you are really pressed for time, scoop drained canned lentils + salt and pepper on to each)

Then sprinkle parmesan cheese over each disk and bake on 375 F for ~ 20 minutes.

Stuffed Eggplants Yums are EGGcellent!

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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