goat cheese

I used to cook this often in Manila. It’s a quick low-calorie side dish which can be whipped up in twenty minutes. This dish serves 1!

1 medium size zucchini
1 medium size eggplant
1/2 white onion
olive oil
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons of crumbled goat cheese or feta cheese
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Slice the zucchini, eggplant and onions. Coat a baking pan with olive oil. Spread the zucchini and eggplant slices on one layer. Spread the onions on the top layer. Sprinkle salt and pepper according to taste. Bake for ten minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Cool for 5 minutes. Spread the goat cheese and balsamic vinegar on top. It’s all ready to eat!

Healthy Eats Facts:
Zucchini – has anti-oxidants
Eggplant – has anti-oxidants and is considered brain food
Goat Cheese – good source of calcium, protein and amino acids

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Salmon is B’s fave fish so I’ve cooked this several times in the past month. Apparently, it’s salmon season in the US so we’ve been able to find salmon fillets for a very reasonable price in Walmart.

The hunt for dill was a little more challenging. There’s an organic herb section in Walmart where they didn’t have fresh dill on the first day we looked, so we bought dry dill weed instead. Two days later, I found fresh dill in the same Walmart section so I’ve been using it every time we cook salmon. In Manila, I’ve found fresh dill in Santi’s Delicatessen.  I have yet to look for dill in Mumbai!

This serves two.


For the salmon:
2 pcs salmon steak
2 stems of dill
olive oil

For the dressing:
4 tablespoons of Japanese mayonnaise or any low fat mayonnaise
1 teaspoon mustard (any kind will do)
1 stem of dill

For the salad:
1 cucumber
10-15 pcs of red grapes
goat cheese
3-4 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar

Preheat your oven for 30 minutes to 350 degrees. Rub the dill on the salmon steak and leave for at least 15 minutes. Coat the bottom of a baking pan with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. Bake the salmon for around 15 minutes. Sprinkle with capers.

To make the salmon dressing, remove the dill leaves from the stem and chop into tiny bits. Combine the mayonnaise, mustard and dill.

For the salad, shred the lettuce and dice the cucumber. Combine your lettuce, cucumber,  grapes and goat cheese on a plate and sprinkle with balsamic vinegar.

Healthy Eat facts:

Salmon – improves metabolism and can lower blood sugar levels

Dill – improves digestion and can help people with sleep disorders

Capers – rich in anti-oxidants

Cucumber – low in calories and a good source of potassium

Goat cheese – lower in calories compared to cheese made from cow’s milk; high in protein and calcium

Balsamic vinegar – is a source of calcium, iron, manganese and potassium, which improve the body’s functioning and weight loss abilities


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