Ok, so this is not lasagne in the strictest sense of the word, more of a hybrid between lasagne and a parmigiana.
I regularly cook something on the weekend that I can have for dinner all week. I know this is most people’s idea of hell, to eat the same thing every night but I know that if I get home and there’s nothing for supper, that’s when all the problems start!
I made this in four separate dishes but you can do it in one big dish, putting 4 portions in each corner so that they can be scooped out easily with a fish slice once cooked.

2 chicken breasts
1 eggplant, thinly sliced
150g ricotta
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 onion, chopped
1 stick celery chopped
1 clove garlic
1 cup chicken stock
Grated cheddar for topping

Use a frypan, sprayed with olive oil on a medium heat to cook the eggplant slices, 2 or 3 at a time, browning each side. Put aside once cooked.
While the eggplant is cooking, carefully slice through each chicken breast horizontally, creating 4 flatter pieces from each breast. Once the eggplant has finished cooking, use the same pan to brown the chicken pieces on each side, seasoning as you go. once cooked, place to one side.
In the same pan, sauté the onion and celery for 5 minutes. Grate the garlic into the pan and stir through. Add the tin of tomatoes and stock and stir to combine. Simmer for 10 minutes, until thickened and season to taste.
Now you can assemble the dish. Either in the bigger dish in four separate portions or in the individual dishes, place one piece of chicken, then spread a piece of eggplant with ricotta and place on top of the chicken. Top with a spoon of sauce and repeat with the chicken, eggplant and ricotta and lastly sauce. Sprinkle some grated cheese on top.
Now bake for twenty minutes at about 170 degrees. Place each portion onto a plate with a fish slice.
You can’t really go wrong serving this with a salad in the summer or some green veg.
This is a perfect dish to prepare ahead of time and reheat in the microwave.

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Hello again!! my name is Zar…..

by zar on April 21, 2014

So, I haven’t been active on the blog for a long time, and I apologise for that. Last year wasn’t great for me healthwise; I had pretty bad anemia and wasn’t really doing any cooking per se, just red meat and veg.
Anemia is commonly known as a problem with not enough iron in the blood. Mostly this is due to not eating enough red meat but this was not the problem for me, I am a well know carnivore!
I was bleeding heavily each month and this got worse and worse. A fibroid was found on the outside of my uterus and the year culminated in such heavy bloodloss, I had a blood transfusion and then a hysterectomy. I feel very fortunate to have been able to make the decision about this without having to deal with the emotion of wanting to have children. My heart goes out to those women who do not have the luxury of an easy decision.
I have fully recovered now and looking forward to the rest of the year. I will be back posting recipes for you all.
There is one big change. I gave up fructose again last year, so I probably won’t be posting many recipes along the pudding line. On the other hand I will try not to preach to you. The I Quit Sugar way of life means that my weight has stabilized. In 6 months last year, I didn’t work out at all and I gained no weight. If I had been eating as I used to, I would have put on at least 5 if not 10 kgs. I really believe that some of us are more susceptible to sugar addiction that others and if you think this might be you then you may be interested in Sarah Wilson’s “I Quit Sugar” book.

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Georgie – The New THOUSANDS work out! 1,2 and 3!

January 6, 2014

So I’ve previously written about the Thousands work out on this blog – many a time actually – I was introduced to it in America and then again at No 1 Boot Camp in Norfolk. Basically – it’s 10 resistance exercises done 100 times each until you make up a thousand repetitions. I go; Press-ups, [...]

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Georgie – New Year Resolutions? Just a thought.

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Here’s an idea for anyone who’s decided to hit the gym this January. DO IT.  I grumble a lot on twitter at the hoards that join in January, hog the cross-trainers and take up valuable space on the training mats BUT of course I am all in favour of life changing decisions.  By the 3rd [...]

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Georgie – ARGHHH ****ing winter blues!

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I’m actually not sure that I can blame my blues just on the winter but when the winter arrived a month or so back I absolutely hit the skids and was miserable.  Despite an incredibly good two years work wise, it hasn’t been a bed of roses personally and I’ve struggled quite a lot.  Thing [...]

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Georgie – back to the old routine – PLEASE!

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So… I spent the whole summer homeless.  Not homeless, as I am lucky to have great family and friends who tirelessly put up with me – but I put my whole life in storage in May ahead of the completion of a flat purchase in June – and it fell through leaving me to find [...]

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Georgie – OMG a DIET THAT WORKS (For me anyway)

August 8, 2013

I have FOUND it – I’ve found something that actually works.  For me anyway.  I hate the word diet, but food programme sounds so stupid doesn’t it so let’s stick to the dreaded D word.  I started ’5 2′ this summer.  As with all new fads, all disciples of 5 2 sing it’s praises, say [...]

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Georgie – Insanity. I lose. Shaun T wins.

July 1, 2013

Insanity beat me again.  I know so many of you took the workout up because I urged you to, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, but in the end, my neck (first) then old-lady hips (second) couldn’t take the beating and gave way.  The first phase of Insanity is 45 [...]

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Zar – recipe – Spicy chickpea and vegetable casserole

June 10, 2013

So this is really delicious. It’s a hybrid of Mum’s ratatouille, Michelle Bridges vegetable and chickpea casserole with a twist from me. It could be great as a side dish or a lunch to take to work or not. It is a really satisfying dish and the spices make it extra tasty. 1 eggplant, diced [...]

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Zar – recipe – Cauliflower and quinoa salad

May 26, 2013

This is a recipe from Michelle Bridges new book, but with a few changes made due to some ingredients I did and didn’t have. It has been a saviour for my lunches this week and yet again because I was well prepared, I mainly managed to eat healthy. I cooked some salmon on the BBQ [...]

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