Eat– for Good Health

Late summer means lots of vegetables– in our garden and inexpensively purchased at farmers markets.  Do you enjoy country French flavors?  Ratatouille is easy– in a colander, toss 1 (cut up) eggplant with a dash of salt.  Pat dry with paper towels.  Heat a scant amount of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet.  Add chopped onion, red and green peppers, and green and yellow squash.  Add 2 lbs seeded and chopped tomatoes, and 1/4 cup water.  Add 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme, 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary, and a dash of Mrs Dash’s.  Cook until tender, about fifteen minutes.  Ratatouille is delicious served over whole wheat pasta and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.  Enjoy a green side salad. At our house we have replaced bread with fruit. This recipe serves six.

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6 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Kathleen, what I like about ratatouille is that anything goes– I have carrots, fresh parsley, yams. My husband Rob and our boys, Max and Jake, like it over crusty bread. (I’m like you, though– I stay away from bread.)

  2. Thanks, Reba. We took two cars up, J’s filled with IKEA furniture and her stuff. So good to be back after driving Janice ten hours up, ten back home, and in between getting Janice settled in her rented room close to campus. Gerry was so smart to hire a handyman to help him put furniture together. In answer to your question, we ate at Subway for lunch and Pluto’s for dinner. Yes, we are always watching calories. There are great restaurants in Chico, but they tend to be heavy.

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