Thursday, May 20, 2010

♥ rat patootie?

wow, i must be on a disney kick of some sort because
here i am making yet another connection!

tonight, on this cold, impossibly drizzly evening, i decided to make
something warm and satisfying for nick and i to eat for dinner.

i chose one of my favorite vegetarian recipes:
zucchini & chickpea ratatouille

this meal is soooo yummy, fairly easy to cook,
and according to nick, the only thing missing is meat!

2 medium sized zucchini, quartered lengthwise and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 large pepper, cored, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 tablespoons of olive oil
4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
2 cans of italian seasoned diced tomatoes
1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
1/8 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
3 cups of cooked brown rice

1) heat oven to 425 degrees.

2) coat a baking sheet with nonsticking cooking spray.
add zucchini and pepper, toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes or until tender.

3) heat remaining 1 tablespoon of oik in a large nonstick skillet
over medium high heat. add garlic, cook 30 seconds to 1 minute.
stir in tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
add zucchini, peppers, chickpeas, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
cook an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
serve with cooked brown rice.

4) enjoy!!

4 ♥ love notes.:

  1. mmm that looks delish!

  2. thank you! it really is! especially for a chilly day!

  3. That looks crazy good. And since I need to get more veggies in my diet I'm going to try making it the next time we have a rainy day.

    It was so great to run into you! You look as gorgeous as you did 6,7 years ago. And I love the variety on your blog- it's really interesting!

  4. thank you, najeema! i am so glad we both have blogs! the world is oh so small! i have added you to my blog list, hope you share the same love!

    can't wait for the next event! xo sami


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