Monday, May 13, 2013

I made food: ratatouille

Hey folks! Before I get to the food, you may have noticed that my blog looks a little different! I wrestled with Blogger for a few hours today and ended up with a new banner and buttons. I made those images with PicMonkey. I also got some new social media buttons--this site has a bunch of sets to choose from. Finally, I set up a Facebook page to complement the blog. Give me a like if you want!

OK, on to the good stuff. I have to get back on the wagon after last week, food-wise (mostly thanks to a lot of leftover bridal shower cake!). In my opinion, the easiest way to eat healthy is to cook up a bunch of vegetables with good, hearty flavors--it's more enjoyable than a piece of steamed broccoli, and it can really make you feel satisfied.

So I whipped up a Dutch oven full of ratatouille! I basically followed this recipe, except I omitted the mushrooms (yes, I'm a cretin), used canned tomatoes instead of fresh, added some white wine, and threw some mozzarella on top.

Ohhh yeah. The veggies are nice and soft, and the mozzarella and Parmesan give them just a bit of savoriness. I made some quinoa to add some protein and soak up the juice.

This is a very simple recipe, and you could spice it up any way you like--by adding different herbs, for example, or maybe some lemon juice.

I've got a month and a half before my wedding, so let's hope I can keep eating healthy!

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