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Easy Dinner

As I have said before, I am no chef, but I love experimenting in the kitchen and by experimenting I mean strictly following a recipe.  Pinterest has opened my eyes up to cooking and I have learned that delicious things aren’t actually that complicated to make.  This week I made salmon, fried eggplant with goat cheese, and a raw kale salad, and I must say, it was shockingly easy and quite delicious.  Enjoy!

Eggplant Goat Cheese Sandwich

Ingredients for the eggplant sandwich

Frying the eggplant

1 Eggplant

Soft Goat Cheese

Panko Bread Crumbs

Olive Oil

Tomato Sauce (I cheated and didn’t make fresh sauce…don’t judge me)

Salt & Pepper

Slice the eggplant into ½ inch pieces (make sure you have an even amount of slices so you can form the sandwiches).  Heat the pan on the stove.  While the pan is heating cover the eggplant slices in olive oil.  Pour the Panko breadcrumbs on a separate plate and add salt and pepper to taste.  Place the olive oil covered eggplant in the Panko breadcrumbs and make sure the slices are completely covered.  Pour olive oil into the heated pan and then place the breaded eggplant slices into the pan.  Flip the eggplants and remove when browned.  Watch them carefully so they don’t burn!  Spread a generous dollop of goat cheese onto the cooked eggplant and place another cooked slice on top.  Plate the eggplant sandwiches on a mound of tomato sauce and enjoy.

Raw Kale Salad

Salad before mixing

Kale

Red Onion

Cannellini Beans

Lemon

Red Wine Vinegar

Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper

Wash and cut up the kale and place in a large bowl.  For the dressing, very thinly slice a 1/2 cup of the red onion.  Add this to a separate bowl with the vinegar & olive oil, lemon, and salt & pepper.  Add the dressing and cannellini beans to the kale and mix.  Super easy!

Simple Salmon

Fresh Salmon

Spice rub

Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper

Heat up the sauce pan.  Cover the salmon with the spice rub of your choice or just simply season with salt & pepper.  Place seasoned salmon on the pan and cook until finished this will take approximately 10-15 minutes (depending on the size of the piece).

The delicious finished product

dinner

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