I encourage everyone who is not vegetarian or vegan to try at least a day or more of vegan food. Do it for the environment, the animals and for your health!
Here is a favorite at our house, my recipe for Ratatouille.
1 eggplant, sliced
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup red wine
1 green pepper, chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
1 zucchini, sliced and halved
1 tsp basil
½ tsp thyme
1 tsp oregano
¼ tsp pepper
· Sprinkle eggplant slices with salt, cover with a kitchen towel and let sit for fifteen minutes (or longer if you have the time). Rinse off salt and blot dry. Cut eggplant slices into cubes.
· Cook onion and garlic in olive oil until onion is soft.
· Add eggplant and remaining ingredients. Cook over medium low heat, covered, until vegetables are tender and sauce thickens.
Serving Suggestion: Serve on a bed of brown rice with a glass of dry red wine!