Chef's Quick Tip: Paleo Ratatouille

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The following information is provided by Registered Dietitian Ilyse Schapiro.  Please consult with your doctor before attempting any diet or the recipes included in this segment.

This week, Registered Dietitian Ilyse Schapiro, the co-author of the top-selling book, "Should I Scoop Out My Bagel" shows Tina Redwine about diet-specific recipes. 

If you have any questions, please email tredwine@news12.com.

Paleo Ratatouille 

Ingredients 

1 onion, sliced thin

2 garlic cloves, minced

5 tablespoons olive oil

a 3/4-pound eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 3 cups)

1 small zucchini, scrubbed, quartered lengthwise, and cut into thin slices

1 red bell pepper, chopped

3/4 pound small ripe tomatoes, chopped coarse (about 1 1/4 cups)

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled

1/8 teaspoon ground coriander

1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup shredded fresh basil leaves

Directions:

In a large skillet cook the onion and the garlic in 2 tablespoons of the oil over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons oil and heat it over moderately high heat until it is hot but not smoking.

Add the eggplant and cook the mixture, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes, or until the eggplant is softened. Stir in the zucchini and the bell pepper and cook the mixture over the moderate heat, stirring occasionally, for 12 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and cook the mixture, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

Stir in the oregano, the thyme, the coriander, the fennel seeds, the salt, and pepper to taste and cook the mixture, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the basil and combine the mixture well. The ratatouille may be made 1 day in advance, kept covered and chilled, and reheated before serving

Contact:
Registered Dietitian Ilyse Schapiro MS, RD, CDN
Website: IlyseSchapiroNutrition.com
Schapiro is the Founder & President of Ilyse Schapiro Nutrition, a nutrition counseling and consulting practice and Co-Author of Top-Selling Book, "Should I Scoop Out My Bagel."

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