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What is Ratatouille?  (rah/tah/too/ee)

Ratatouille is a vegetable stew from the Provence region of France. It is made of eggplant, zucchini, tomato, onion, garlic, and seasonings, usually basil and thyme. The ingredients are cooked together until tender, or they may be cooked separately and then combined. Ratatouille can be served hot or cold as an appetizer or side dish.

Vegan Ratatouille Inspired Pasta 

Recipe

Yields 3-4 servings 

Ingredients
320 g Kaslo Sourdough Light Spelt Pasta or your favorite gluten free pasta
1 medium onion, chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
1 small eggplant, chopped
1 medium zucchini, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoon oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups tomato sauce

Method
1. In a bowl, toss chopped onion, carrots, eggplant, zucchini and garlic with melted coconut oil.
2. Season with oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
3. Bake at 375F for 25 minutes, or until vegetables are soft.
4. In a medium sauce pot, boil water with a scant of salt.
5. Add pasta and cook until desired firmness (5-8 minutes).
6. Drain pasta and add tomato sauce and cooked vegetables.
7. Stir until combined. Serve.

*Tip- if the skin of the zucchini is tough, I recommend peeling it!

Enjoy!

 

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Renee was raised in small town Kaslo in the West Kootenays. After graduating, she pursued a health and lifestyle path by enrolling in the Human Kinetics program at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna. While attending university, she found her passion not only to be fitness, but also nutrition. In 2012, Renee attended the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Nanaimo, where she specialized in holistic nutrition. She then returned to the Okanagan where she now resides. Renée’s strong belief in healthy practices such as fitness, nutrition, and emotional well-being fit well with the principles of holistic nutrition.

Renee’s method is to ditch the diet and switch to a lifestyle where incorporating nourishing food everyday will have you feeling empowered and revitalized. Her plan will have you forgetting about trendy diets that leave you feeling hungry, irritable, and tired, and instead incorporating natural, alive, and good quality whole foods. Visit her website for more information: www.veritynutrition.com