Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Crockpot Ratatouille (Great Daniel Fast Recipe)

New Years is a great time for new beginnings.  I have noticed alot of churches participating in a Daniel Fast. Its a fast that concentrates on eating foods from the earth. (Semi-Paleo) Here is a Crockpot Ratatouille recipe to try.  If you want to add nitrate free Chicken Sausage or Turkey Sausage- its not Daniel Fast or Paleo but is just as yummy.  We spoon it over Basmati rice or Jasmine rice. The flavors are so fresh. There’s something specific about the layering of the veggies and the order in which you layer them that makes the dish so good.  Let me know what you think!   Stay Warm,  Janice

Crockpot Ratatouille

2 large onions
1 large eggplants
4 small zucchini
2 garlic cloves
2 large green bell peppers
2 large tomatoes
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
2 TBS fresh basil
1 TBS fresh oregano
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
¼ cup fresh parsley
¼ cup olive oil

sharp knife/cutting board
measuring spoons
crockpot

Slice the onions, eggplant, and zucchini.
Mince the garlic.
Cut the peppers into strips.
Cut the tomatoes into wedges.

In your crockpot, layer in this order:

Half of onions (slices)
Half of eggplant (slices)
Half of Zucchini slices
Half of Garlic (minced or pieces or slices)
Half of Green pepper (sliced)
Half of Tomatoes (quartered or smaller)
Half of Herbs, salt & pepper
Dot with Half of Tomato paste

Repeat Layers
Drizzle with Olive Oil
Cook in the Crockpot on low heat for 7-9 hours

Yields 8 Servings

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