By Diane Kochilas

Fit nutrients doesn't need to be uninteresting and bland. glance to the Mediterranean for leading edge, clean, and nutritious principles. In Against the Grain, award-winning cookbook writer Diane Kochilas bargains up a suite of gratifying, good-for-you recipes encouraged through the unique dishes of the Mediterranean.

Whether you're attempting to drop pounds or just enhance you're consuming conduct, sticking to a very good carb nutrition is a smart proposal. The Mediterranean vitamin isn't all breads, grains, and pasta -- it comprises lots of fish, poultry, lamb, greens, and culmination. Against the Grain comprises recipes for every little thing from mild bites, corresponding to tapas, soups, and salads, to hearty entrees and facets. The factor lists are supermarket-friendly and prep time is minimum, so busy domestic chefs can whip up fit nutrients in mins, each evening of the week.

In addition to classics like clean Tomato Soup with Moroccan Spices, poultry Cacciatore, and Pan-Seared Shrimp with Romesco Sauce, there are cutting edge, unique new dishes like Grilled Skewered Lamb with Mint and Garlic Pesto, beef Medallions Marinated with Olives and Orange, and Roasted crimson Pepper and Feta Soufflé.

One of the elemental rules of the Mediterranean way of life is that every thing will be loved sparsely. In Against the Grain, no meals are forbidden or absolutely off limits. as a substitute, you'll locate previously "sinful" materials like wealthy cheeses, potatoes, rice, aromatic nuts and oils, and wine included into savory nutrition. certain, the recipes are fit and nutritious, yet, extra vital, the dishes in opposed to the Grain are hearty, pleasurable, and flavorful.

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Place in a shallow pan and bake, covered, for 45 minutes. Remove the cover and continue baking another 10 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove and serve hot or at room temperature, drizzled with lemon juice. per serving: Calories 130; Fat 12g (Saturated 2g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 222mg; Carbohydrates 5g; Fiber 2g (Digestible Carbohydrates 3g); Protein 2g. Small Plates of the Mediterranean 53 Roasted Eggplant Slices with Anchovy Sauce This classic Italian antipasto is best at room temperature.

6 servings 1 large eggplant (about 1⁄2 pound), cut into 1⁄2-inch cubes Salt 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 ⁄2 cup chopped onion 1 ⁄2 pound ground lean lamb, preferably from the shoulder 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons tomato paste diluted with 2 tablespoons water Freshly ground black pepper 8 large eggs 1 ⁄2 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley 1 scant teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander s Salt the eggplant cubes in layers in a colander and set aside for 1 hour. Rinse well and pat dry.

Cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, until the sauce is thick. Add the pars- 54 Against the Grain ley, basil, and vinegar. Cook, uncovered, for 2 minutes, stirring, then remove from the heat. Remove the eggplant slices from the oven and arrange about half, or as many of the slices as will fit in 1 overlapping layer, on a large plate. Spoon half the sauce over them and top with remaining eggplant and then the remaining sauce. per serving: Calories 260; Fat 19g (Saturated 3g); Cholesterol 38mg; Sodium 1,979mg; Carbohydrates 9g; Fiber 3g (Digestible Carbohydrates 6g); Protein 14g.

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