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Eggplant Lasagna

Ingredients-Egg Plant Lasagna

  • 1 large green bell pepper
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¾ tsp. dried thyme
  • ¾ tsp. oregano leaves
  • salteggplant lasagna
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 3 medium eggplants
  • 1 medium onion
  • 5 clove garlic
  • 5 c. store-bought marinara sauce
  • 16 oz. skim ricotta
  • 1⅓ grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • ¼ c. chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 8 oz. part-skim mozzarella

Directions

  1. Heat broiler. Roast peppers on a baking sheet, turning occasionally, until blackened, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap for 10 minutes to steam and loosen skin. Scrape blackened skin from peppers, then seed. Slice into 2-by-1/4-inch strips and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, reduce oven heat to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons olive oil with thyme, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Brush both sides of eggplant slices with oil mixture and place in single layers on 3 baking sheets. Bake, in batches if necessary, until lightly browned and cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes per batch.
  3. In a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook onion and 4 garlic cloves with remaining oil until golden, about 8 minutes. Add marinara sauce, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together ricotta, Parmigiano-Reggiano, remaining garlic, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Spread about 1 1/4 cups marinara sauce in the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish before assembling 3 layers. For first layer: Place one-third of eggplant slices over sauce. Dollop one-third of ricotta mixture over eggplant, then sprinkle on one-third of mozzarella. Drizzle with 1-1/4 cups sauce and add half the peppers. Repeat the same process, layering on eggplant, ricotta, mozzarella, sauce, and peppers. For third layer: Add remaining eggplant, ricotta, marinara sauce, and mozzarella. Bake lasagna until sauce is bubbling and mozzarella is melted and beginning to brown, 40 to 45 minutes.
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Gluten Free Sandwich Bread

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Gluten Free Bread

Ingredients

1 box of Our House Gluten Free Bread Mix

1 (7g) yeast packet (included)

2 tsp apple cider vinegar

¼ oil (EVOO)

3 large eggs or egg substitute

1 ½ cups of water (115 degree F)

 

Bread Machine Method

Remove yeast packet from package

Use gluten-free cycle (for making dough) on bread machine

Follow your bread machine’s instructions for adding yeast, liquid ingredients, and dry ingredients in the right order

*Be sure to whisk the water, oil, vinegar and eggs before adding to machine * FYI, you really have to do this or the dough will not come out right, trust me I learned the hard way.

Remove the dough and pour into bread pan (s) and bake accordingly.

I prefer baking my bread in the oven instead of letting the bread machine do all the work.

Tip…using EVOO to brush the top of the bread before the baking cycle is complete.

I baked my loaf for 45 minutes at 350 degrees and then wrapped it for about 15 to 20 minutes after baking it. I just tried a sample of the bread and it came out better than my first try. My munchkins love it…I might have to make 2 loaves because I’m sure that one loaf won’t last long.

 

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Eye Candy of the Week: Charlie Hunnam

So its been a while since I did an eye candy of the week post. Who better than Charlie Hunnam to get us back on track. I recently saw him in Crimson Peak and I really like the role he played and the movie was well made. I was not a gothic romance type of girl but I think Guillermo Del Toro has converted me. The whole movie was done like a painting. I am definitely going to get it when it comes out on DVD because it is going to be one that I will watch for years to come. Okay back to Charlie, I watched Sons of Anarchy because he was so good that you never want to miss a moment. He is the type of actor who is good at acting that you forget for a minute that he is just acting and that is why I am such a fan of his work. I can’t wait to see what other roles he gets.

You are welcome ladies!!!


He cleans up very well!!


And that smile!!!

Men’s Health Awareness Month!!!

It’s November as known as Movember. Ladies please encourage the men in your life to see their doctors. We all know how most men avoid seeing their doctors. Going to the doctor is sometimes daunting but not going could cost a father, husband, son and brother their life.

There are many ways we can help the Movember Foundation get the word out about men’s health. Go to theSpartanrace.com for more information.

RACE- There is information about races for all activity levels
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Spartan Race is proud to support the Movember Foundation this November, to raise funds and awareness for men’s health. The Foundation focuses on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

Here are three ways you can support men’s health awareness this month:

Donate to The Movember Foundation through every day hero.
MOVE your body every day of the month. Go to the gym, do burpees, or simply go for a walk.
Grow your mustache.
Spartan is committed to supporting men’s health awareness this November. We want to inspire people around the world to stay active, and to work together for the greater cause.
DONATE HERE

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Men’s Health Awareness Month

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It’s November as known as Movember. Ladies please encourage the men in your life to see their doctors. We all know how most men avoid seeing their doctors. Going to the doctor is sometimes daunting but not going could cost a father, husband, son and brother their life.

There are many ways we can help the Movember Foundation get the word out about men’s health. Go to theSpartanrace.com for more information.

Spartan is proud to support The Movember Foundation this month. | View the online version

RACE
TRAIN
SHOP

Spartan Race is proud to support the Movember Foundation this November, to raise funds and awareness for men’s health. The Foundation focuses on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

Here are three ways you can support men’s health awareness this month:

Donate to The Movember Foundation through everydayhero.
MOVE your body every day of the month. Go to the gym, do burpees, or simply go for a walk.
Grow your mustache.
Spartan is committed to supporting men’s health awareness this November. We want to inspire people around the world to stay active, and to work together for the greater cause.
DONATE HERE

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Vegan Tacos

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Vegan Tacos

The idea of eating less or no meat has never been a problem for me. I was concerned that it would lead to me eating some pretty boring and gross looking things. Fortunately for me, there is google. I have been researching recipes and reading up some other blogs to find great meal ideas. I found some great ones that I have modified to meet my needs.
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Here is one I really liked, I did change some ingredients.

Ingredients

2 cups of sliced portobello mushrooms
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 pack of extra firm organic tofu, sliced like fries
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
2 ripe avocados, slice1 medium
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 jar of mild peach and mango salsa
1 package of gluten free tortillas
Black pepper
Salt
Lemon juice

Directions
1. Heat 3/4 of the oil in a pan and fry the seasoned tofu sticks and set them aside.IMG_1997.JPG
2. Reduce the oil and sauté the mushrooms for a minute or two. Set them aside.IMG_1999.JPG
3. Take the sliced vegetables and sauté them with a dash of salt and pepper. Drizzle some lemon juice the veggies cook. Remove the veggies and prepare to plate the food.IMG_2002.JPG
4. Set up your taco anyway you want with tofu, mushrooms, peppers, onions and avocado and then top it with the yummy salsa.

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