eggplant napoleons

well it's early saturday morning and here is last night's dinner.

i kinda winged the whole thing using what was in the refrigerator.
you will need...

an eggplant
spaghetti sauce
a yellow bell pepper
bread crumbs
(although you could substitute just about any veggie combo you'd like)

i sliced the eggplants and salted them and let them sit for about an hour.
i don't think you need to let them sit that long but i did.  it's so important to not skip this step as the eggplant will be bitter w/o it.  rinse the salt off and then pat dry.

i then dredged ea slice of eggplant in some water and then bread crumbs and sauteed them in a tiny bit of olive oil.

while all this sauteeing was taking place i also had some asparagus simmering until just tender.
then i chopped up a yellow bell pepper and blended it with a small amount of water, a drizzle of agave and a little s & p.

i had a jar of spaghetti sauce in the pantry that i used also.

so when the eggplant was finished i just layered them with asparagus and spaghetti sauce.
i put the yellow pepper puree around the base and that's it.

it was absolutely delicious.

sounds like a lot of steps but really it was easy.

have a beautiful saturday.



  1. That looks beautiful...and delicious.

  2. I'm going to make that-! Thanks!

    The lunch I had the other day is a good example what I consider to be a reasonable imperfection. I mashed up some pinto beans (home-cooked, oil-free) with salsa (oil-free) and nutritional yeast. Mashed 1/4 avocado and spread it on a slice of sourdough whole-wheat bread, then topped with the smashed beans, chopped red onion, and lettuce. Yum.

  3. Yummy! It's the time of year to enjoy eggplant!

  4. That looks like a meal one might enjoy at an upscale spa!

  5. This is amasing! Almost every photo of a dish is in the bright sunlight, even the dinner-dish!
    Around here it get's dark at 4pm and the sun fades at 3, that's when the mist takes over.

  6. beautiful...and delicious...and healthy. Yum!!

  7. I really do think you've missed your calling. You need to come out with your own cookbook along with your beautiful photography of food.

  8. I will have to remember this recipe Janet. It looks delicious!

    Madelief x

  9. Julie is right. I have said it all along. It's a matter of time before someone finds you and signs you up. You are so much more than most out there--Martha Stewart has nothing over you.
    xxoo -Suzanne

  10. This eggplant dish looks wonderful. I think you are teaching a lot of us about portion control for staying slim. For this meal, did you have anything else? A salad? Bread/roll? Dessert? Is your breakfast just a bowl of oatmeal - period? I don't mean to be snoopy, I just would like to know how you do it! I believe you did say you walk every day. I know we really can't copy your regimen, but it could be very inspiring.

    1. i have a salad with everything. just a basic one made up of greens unless it is the main meal then i'll add beans, tofu, whatever. i usually don't have bread with dinner.

      in the past i've discussed my breakfast situation. you must have missed that. i have 3 breakfasts every day. i start with tea and a slice of homemade bread. then i'll have oatmeal or fruit w/soy yogurt and then almost always a breakfast smoothie that has spinach and blueberries in it. i go to an hour and a half yoga class 3 x a week and walk on alternate days.

  11. I'm sitting here waiting for Jon to bring me my breakfast of sautéed mushrooms and veggie sausage sandwiches and feeling very hungry indeed! x


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