It happens every time I go to the farmers market. I see all the beautiful vegetables and end up going hog wild. The prices are amazing - which leads to a counter-top full of vegetables that no one can reasonably use before the next visit to the market! It’s an obsession!

To scale down my vegetable “situation”,

I turned to a favorite comfort food, Ratatouille. I didn’t have green pepper (a staple in the dish) so I improvised. If you have one, chop it up and throw it in - knock yourself out. — Trish

INGREDIENTS

• 2 tsp olive oil

• 1 clove garlic (a big one)

• 1/2 large onion, diced

• 1 small eggplant, diced

• 1 zucchini, diced

• 1 yellow squash, diced

• 1 large tomato, diced

• 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley

• Salt

• Pepper

• Crushed red pepper flake

• Juice of 1/2 lemon

• 3 oz Ramen noodles

• Optional -

Fresh grated Parmesan

(however much you like)

DIRECTIONS

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions. Cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic, cook for 4 more minutes, stirring often (be careful that the garlic doesn’t burn). Add eggplant, zucchini, and squash. Cover and cook (stirring occasionally) for another

10 minutes. Add tomatoes, parsley, lemon juice and red pepper flake. Cover and cook over LOW heat about 15 minutes. Take off heat, set aside. Bring 6 cups water to boil in a large saucepan - season the water with 1 tsp salt. Add Ramen noodles to boiling water. Cook, stirring often, for 4 minutes (or according to package directions). Drain noodles, add to Ratatouille. Plate, and grate some fresh Parmesan over the top. This dish is satisfying, and hearty…

this can be served with or without noodles, warm or cold!

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