Independence Day Menu
Preheat oven to 500°.
Combine eggplant and oil in a jelly-roll pan. Bake at 500° for 12 minutes, stirring once.
While eggplant bakes, cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain pasta in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
Combine the oregano, chickpeas, and tomatoes in a large skillet over medium heat; cook 4 minutes. Stir in eggplant and pasta. Combine reserved 1/2 cup cooking liquid and egg in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add egg mixture to pan; stir well. Cook over low heat 5 minutes or until egg mixture is slightly thick, stirring constantly (do not boil). Stir in feta, salt, and pepper. Serve immediately.
Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 1999
The popular flavors of Buffalo wings and blue cheese dip team up in this salad.
Combine the first 3 ingredients in a large dish. Add chicken, tossing to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Cut carrot and celery lengthwise into 12 thin strips using a vegetable peeler. Place strips in a bowl of ice water. Let stand 30 minutes.
Place potato in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; cook 15 minutes or until tender. Drain; cool.
Prepare grill. Remove chicken from dish; discard marinade. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Cut chicken diagonally across grain into thin slices. Set aside.
Arrange lettuce on a large platter. Top with potato, carrot and celery strips, chicken, and tomato halves. Serve with Blue Cheese-Buttermilk Dressing.
Cooking Light JULY 1997
For optimal snap and crunch, roll the dough out as thin as possible. The thinner the cookie, the crisper the crunch.
Preheat oven to 375°.
Beat sugar and butter at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 5 minutes). Add water; beat well. Combine the flour, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt. Add to sugar mixture; beat until well-blended. Gently press dough into a 4-inch disk; wrap in plastic wrap. Freeze 30 minutes.
Remove plastic wrap. Roll to a 1/16-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut with a 2-inch star cutter. Place the cookies on a baking sheet; top with almonds. Bake at 375° for 8 minutes or until cookies are crisp and edges are browned. Cool 30 seconds on pan. Remove from pan; cool on wire racks.
Cooking Light JULY 1997
Penne with Roasted Eggplant, Chickpeas, and Feta
Buffalo Chicken Salad with Blue Cheese-Buttermilk Dressing
Snappy Almond Stars
These recipes are not only healthful but exude the excitement of a fireworks display.
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