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Leigh's Low Fat Recipes

Leigh has to cook for a bunch of folks everytime she sets pan to fire.

But wanting to keep her girlish figure, and wanting to make sure everybody else keeps their own figures, she's "figured" out ways to cook delicious meals without adding so much girth to the diners.

Her column is updated every day or thereabouts, so check back to see what's doing in "Boggie"'s kitchen.

Eggplant Casserole

Serves 4

2 onions, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2-1/2 tablespoons water
1 green pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 pound tomatoes, chopped
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 eggplant
Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine onions, celery, and water in a saucepan; cover and cook over low heat 5 minutes.
Add green pepper, garlic, tomatoes, oregano, salt, and pepper; cook one minute.

Slice eggplant.
Arrange in the bottom of a buttered casserole dish.

Pour vegetable mixture over eggplant.
Cover and bake 1/2 hour.

Per serving: 81 calories, 1 gram fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 19 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams fiber, 2 grams protein, 295 milligrams sodium.

CookWare Sampler

The folks from "Cooking Light" magazine offer this inexpensive ($6.98 list price) recipe software.

It includes the CookWare recipe management software, 100 recipes, and a sample of CookPac (a month of "Cooking Light" recipes).

Their goal is to introduce you to the monthly CookPac subscription.

The nutritional analysis of each recipe may make this CD attractive to persons with special dietary needs.

More information is available at - Cooking software.

Do you have a recipe to share?

You can Write to Leigh!

Include your first initial and last name and put the word LOWFAT in the subject.

I'll try to use your contribution in a future column.

(Please note that these columns are written several weeks in advance so publishing it will be delayed accordingly.)

For those of you with fast metabolisms....the HECK with you. But if you'd rather have recipes that are more traditional, then, all you need do is to visit Boggie's Cooking Tips page, then a quick visit to my mother-in-law Betty Jean's pages for some Traditional Recipes, or, Vegetarian Recipes.

AND, if you want to see how to grow all your own vegetables for the recipes and flowers for the table, visit Uncle Ernie's Gardening page. If you see Ernest, please tell him Boggie said supper will be ready soon and to get on out of the garden so he can get cleaned up.


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