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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

italian style eggplant and veggie stew with couscous

this is a quick and easy meal. i used some marinara i had made ages ago and froze but you could easily use your favorite jarred marinara sauce or tomato sauce and add extra herbs to it. the veggies combos are endless as well. i served this with whole wheat couscous and it was perfect with it but littlefoodie ate it was farfalle and loads of parm...his choice and at least he ate it!


2 small eggplants, peeled and diced small
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 orange bell pepper, diced
2 yellow onions, diced
1 yellow squash, diced
ginormous handfuls of cleaned organic spinach
torn basil
fresh oregano, chopped
2-3 cups marinara sauce (i use homemade i had frozen) or tomato sauce
1 cup kalamata olives
red pepper flakes
saute onions and garlic until soft. add eggplants, bell pepper and squash and add some more glugs of olive oil if dry.
throw in spinach and herbs and tomato sauce...let simmer on low heat for 30 min up to an hour. season with salt and fresh cracked pepper and red pepper flakes.

serve over fluffy whole wheat couscous and sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

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