Eggplant pizza

eggplant 1Hey everybody!

Today I have for you a recipe that is so full of flavour and freshness that it will take your breath away! It’s actually a delicious Italian recipe, that I “stole” from a friend of mine. As you know me Italian cuisine is my favourite, full of flavour and taste, and when I talk about Italian cuisine I do not mean spaghetti Bolognese and meatballs!

This dish is actually completely vegetarian, but don’t be scared it will satisfy your hunger and taste for something special in no time!

So let’s get started!

eggplantingreYou’ll Need:

1 eggplant, sliced
1 can diced tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
2 + 1/2 teaspoons Italian herb mix
2 tsp olive oil for brushing
toppings as needed
1/2 cup freshly grated mozzarella
Slice the eggplant and sprinkle with some salt on each side. Set aside for thirty minutes, then rinse and pat dry. This will take some of the bitterness out of the eggplant, especially if you’re using a larger/older fruit.

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Brush each side of the eggplant slices with olive oil, then sprinkle both sides 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper. Place the eggplants on a cooling rack that’s on a baking sheet, and bake until they are softened and a little brown, about six minutes

Meanwhile, let’s make the sauce. Finely chop or crush the garlic and add to the heated oil.  Stir often, don’t let the garlic burn. Add in 1/2 teaspoon of the Italian herb mix and the oregano.  Stir to toast the herbs. Add in the tomatoes and stir to combine.  Keep on low heat and cook until needed.

When the eggplant comes out of the oven, top each slice with a generous amount of sauce.  Sprinkle the cheese on top of each slice. I’m sure you know how to make pizza! 🙂

Return the baking sheet to the oven and bake for another five minutes, until the cheese is melted. And that’s it!!!!

It’s addictive!  So delicious you can’t stop eating!

Don’t say I haven’t warned you! :)))

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One bad meal won’t make you fat!!

IMAG3301_1_1Hello everyone!

Look at this picture, this was my lunch today! I know, it’s not a healthy meal, and it is not a good example for you to show. BUT, I want to tell you something, nobody is perfect, nobody can eat 100% just healthy and clean food. Our body and mind sometimes need those unhealthy greasy foods, so once in a while it’s not such a bad thing to eat a pizza or pasta or lasagna or a cheesecake or whatever you prefer. You know there is a saying “One bad meal won’t make you fat, just like one good meal won’t make you skinny” and this is so true. Of course if you ask me, I advise you to eat healthy 90% of the times, and indulge in a treat meal 10% of the times. The healthier you want to get, the faster you want results, the stricter you’ll have to be. On the other hand life is short, so you have to enjoy it. If you crave something just go for it, and the next day you will pay more attention on what you are eating! I hear people say all the time, that if they eat an unhealthy meal their diet is “gone” or they feel guilty for it. Don’t be! We are humans, and believe me those 1-2 bad meals won’t “destroy” your diet, you won’t get fat from that and especially don’t feel guilty for it. I really feel good after this huge pizza  🙂

Have a nice day everybody, see you very soon! :*