Fat Free Ratatouille [R1] Recipe
1 large eggplant ( about 1.5 lb's )
1 medium zucchini ( 2 to 3 by about
10 long ) about 3/4 lb.
1 large yellow crookneck squash (
1 about 3/4 lb's )
1 medium green pepper ( about 4 in
1 diameter )
1 medium red pepper ( about 4 in
1 diameter )
1 5 5 oz. can v8 juice ( or
1 other vegetable type juice
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
2 tsp chopped garlic
2 cup water
2 tbsp each of fresh chopped
1 oregano, basil, & thyme
1 (if using dry spice use 1/2
1 tsp each)
Combine all ingredients in a large pot as you prepare them. Peel
eggplant and dice into 1/2" cubes. Split and quarter zucchini and
yellow crookneck, than dice into 1/2" pieces. Remove tough stem and
seeds for both peppers and dice into 1/2" pieces. Add the water,
tomato paste and V8 Juice and mix well. Add the garlic and the spices
and mix again. Heat pot on medium/high for a few minutes until just
ready to boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cover. Stir periodically to
prevent burning. Cook at least 1 hour, a long simmer enhances the
Serve over pasta, rice, potatoes, wheat berries, lettuce, or alone.
Keeps quite well in the icebox. OPTIONAL M**T STYLE USING TVP 1 cup
TVP ( large chunk size ) 1/2 cup boiling water 1/4 cup tamari 1/4 cup
Mix TVP, tamari and mirin together in a bowl. Pour boiling water
over it and mix. Let stand about 15 to 20 minutes, mixing several
times. Drain and add to the ratatouille pot about 30 minutes into the
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