Almost ten years ago I reported on a couple of studies that suggest that higher potassium intake, coupled with a moderate decrease in sodium intake, can significantly affect your blood pressure - and by extension, your risk of death from stroke or heart disease.
The more recent study was a randomized, controlled trial performed in a veterans' retirement community where all meals were provided on site. The authors were able to direct half of the kitchens feeding these veterans in using a salt substitute of 50% sodium chloride and 50% potassium chloride, while the other half of the kitchens continued using 100% sodium chloride (table salt). Those veterans who were fed from the kitchens using a salt substitute were less likely to die of a heart-disease-related illness than those whose kitchens used table salt exclusively.
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The key to this dish is to roast the veggies long enough that they are soft and tender, but not so cooked that they become mushy. The high heat and gentle stirring make for the perfect veggies for the pasta bake.
My wife suggested this recipe and I fell in love immediately. That's probably because I like eggplant so much, but there is something about the combinations of eggplant, onion, and cheese with the bread that sounded fantastic.
This recipe has a lot of names depending on where you might be from or even family lore. Tortilla casserole, taco casserole, tamale pie, taco pie… It doesn't really matter because there are endless variations. This one was created to be as simple as possible and to use items out of your pantry or freezer. Even the onions and peppers can be pulled from the freezer.
Casseroles are the ultimate comfort food and the queen of recipes is Tuna Noodle Casserole. The thing about cooking day to day is that it takes about the same 20 minutes or so to make dinner almost no matter what you make. If you are going to do that, a great way to save time is planning for leftovers and this recipe is a perfect example. You can make a double batch and have enough to feed the family for another dinner and a few lunches.