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Salutations Readers!

Kalamazoo has good food.
Great food, in fact. We have made it our mission to check out all the local eateries one at a time - and more for our own poor memories than any other reason, we'll be chronicling our adventures in food here. And some places float our boats way more than others, which is why we have developed the very scientific
five golden forks rating scale. Ok. It is not scientific at all. It is actually quite unscientific. But, it is something. And now, you can search all of our reviews by the forks rating. YAY!

But, wait! There's more!
Kalamazoo Foodies no longer just eat at restaurants then review them. There are recipes posted, some easy, some less easy, all delicious. There are, or will be, book reviews, the new
Foodie Movie Review-y which will focus on movies about food or ones that have a lot of beautiful food in them. There are other food musings, and hopefully soon contests and so much more. But, Foodie Friends, it is all about food. Because we love it!
And, we want to hear from you!

We want to hear your comments on our recipes and reviews. We want to know where you love to eat. And, we are looking for GUEST bloggers to broaden our horizons a bit. And, if you haven't found us on Facebook, you should do that too. Like our page for other fun Foodies stuff like photos, polls, and more.

SO KALAMAZOO PATRONS - where do YOU love to eat? Because we'd love to check it out and share our thoughts here. Give us a comment below, and quickly! Our tummies are grumbling in anticipation.

A Note from the Foodies about our typical fair:
So, you may notice as you read our blog that we often order the same thing wherever we go. OK, maybe not quite, but we do often order similar things. Kristin has her caprese salads and mushroom dishes. Kate has her baked goat cheese and things with tofu. Well, readers, we wanted to let you know that this is absolutely intentional. A) We love those things, so why not order what you love? And, B) It is a lot easier to compare apples to apples than it is to compare apples to comquats. So, we like to order similar things to have a good sense of how to compare them. Just wanted to let you in on that little secret. Bon appetit!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Foodies at Home: Roasted Eggplant and Zucchini with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

I recently developed this dish with ingredients from friends' and families' gardens! It was DELICIOUS! And, pretty light and healthy as well!


1 medium sized eggplant
1 small zucchini
6-8 small tomatoes (your choice of variety)
3 cloves garlic
Italian Seasoning or fresh herbs of your choice
Goat cheese

How to make it:

Preheat oven to 500 degrees

1. Peel the eggplant.
2. Cut the eggplant in half, then in half again (four lengthwise slices).
3. Cut the zucchini in 1/4" thick slices.
4. Place eggplant and zucchini on baking sheet and brush with olive oil.
5. Slice the tomatoes and place slice on top of eggplant and zucchini.
6. Brush with a little more olive oil.
7. Mince garlic and place on top of the tomatoes.
8. Sprinkle with herbs.
9. Bake for 15 minutes at 500. Keep a close eye so it doesn't burn.
10. Remove from oven and put goat cheese on top of each slice.
11. Bake for 3-4 more minutes or until goat cheese has browned a touch.
12. Cool for 3 minutes then plate and serve.

I served this dish with thin spaghetti tossed with fresh basil and some parmesan cheese. Didn't want to over flavor the pasta and overpower the dish!

It turned out great! I was really pleased! YUM!

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