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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review March 12, 2008 / 5 Adar II 5768

Traditional Italian eggplant dish, delicious as ever; less calories

By Jill Wendholt Silva


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Eggplant is like a sponge: The more oil you add to the pan, the more fat it sucks up.


Coating the eggplant with bread crumbs or batter helps to provide a barrier. Oven-baking instead of frying or sauteing also keeps the fat absorbed to a bare minimum.


Oven-Baked Egglant Parmesan puts a healthy spin on the Italian favorite. To coat the eggplant slices, we use panko coating, a coarser, Japanese-style bread crumb that forms a deliciously crunchy crust. Look for panko in the ethnic foods aisle or near the bread crumbs .


SHOPPING TIP:

  • Cut eggplant just before using because the flesh discolors quickly when exposed to air. .
PREPARATION TIPS:

  • Eggplants are quite perishable and become bitter with age, so try to buy within a day or two of cooking.

  • To peel tomatoes, cut an "X" on the bottom of each tomato. Place in boiling water and heat 15 seconds if tomatoes are ripe, 30 seconds if tomatoes are firmer. Using a slotted spoon, lift out tomatoes and plunge into ice water. Peel should remove easily with the tip of a sharp knife.


OVEN-BAKED EGGPLANT PARMESAN

Makes 6 servings


For eggplant:

1 teaspoon olive oil

3 egg whites, lightly beaten

3 tablespoons fat-free milk

1 cup panko crumbs

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 medium eggplant (about 12 ounces), cut into 12 (3/8-inch) slices


For chunky tomato-basil sauce:

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup sliced mushrooms

1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added whole tomatoes

1 (8-ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce

1 cup chopped, peeled and seeded tomatoes

1/2 cup chopped fresh basil

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Drizzle olive oil on 10-by-15-inch jellyroll pan and brush to coat pan evenly.


Combine egg whites and milk in a shallow pie plate. Combine panko crumbs, flour and Italian seasoning in another shallow pie plate. Dip each eggplant slice in egg white mixture, turning to coat both sides, then place in crumb mixture, turning to coat each side with seasoned crumbs. Arrange in a single layer in pan. Repeat with remaining slices. Spray top of each slice generously with olive oil cooking spray. Bake 10 minutes or until golden. Turn each slice and spray again with olive oil cooking spray. Bake an additional 10 to 12 minutes, or until slices are golden and crisp.


Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute, stirring frequently, until onion is tender. Add mushrooms and saute, stirring frequently, 3 to 4 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Add whole tomatoes and use spoon to break them apart. Stir in tomato sauce, chopped tomatoes, basil and salt. Simmer 15 minutes.


To serve, arrange 2 eggplant slices on each plate. Top with about 1/2 cup sauce. Sprinkle lightly with Parmesan cheese.


Per serving: 140 calories (17 percent from fat), 3 grams total fat (1 gram saturated), 1 milligram cholesterol, 22 grams carbohydrates, 7 grams protein, 215 milligrams sodium, 4 grams dietary fiber.

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