Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Between my CSA and the garden at my mom's house I wound up with a bunch of eggplant.
Add this to my overflowing drawer of zucchini and squash and the only choice I had was to make my own Ratatouille.
To clarify~ I am certain that to people who KNOW how to make this dish I have done it absolutely and completely wrong. I admit that with no qualms.
But, it was still darn good and I am pleased with my first attempt.
Whole Wheat Cous-Cous
In a big old pot I poured some olive oil. I chopped garlic and onions and added them into the pot first. As they were busy with the saute action I chopped up the rest of the vegetables. I diced them pretty small and added them to the pot. They cooked and simmered up really nice, creating their own juice. I added just a little bit of freshly made tomato juice that I had on hand from processing tomatoes yesterday. I also added some basil and oregano.
I let this simmer for over an hour on really low heat, once they had saute'd nicely. I served this over whole wheat cous-cous with a side of freshly made apple sauce.
Absolutely looking forward to to next summer and more of this meal! Easy, healthy and delicious!
And, for a Ratatouille recipe that can be made in the crock pot, go here.
Tip: Take the leftover Ratatouille and blend it in a blender until it is a sauce. Serve it tomorrow over noodles or chicken with garlic bread and cheese. One meal, two dinners!
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