In this segment of "Simply Delicious Living with Maryann," (Episode brought to you by Natural Awakenings Magazine Ventura, http://naturalventura.com), host Maryann Ridini-Spencer cooks up a tantalizing country French dish adding some flair of her own.
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Working time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20-30 minutes
2 jars (26 ounces each jar) of your favorite pasta sauce
(or search Dad's and Mom's Pasta sauce at blog.simplydeliciouslivingwithmaryann.co
1 large onion, diced
5 cloves of garlic, diced
2 green peppers, diced
1 large eggplant, peeled & diced
2 zucchinis, peeled & diced
¼ c. fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 c. Parmesan/Romano Cheese blend
1/2 c. red wine
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
garlic salt & pepper to taste
*On the stovetop in a pot of boiling water, add in eggplant, zucchini, and green pepper and cook until al dente. Drain vegetables and place back in empty pot. Pour in a jar of your favorite pasta sauce. Simmer on stovetop on low heat.
*In a skillet on the stovetop, add in olive oil, onions and garlic. Sauté until light brown.
*Add in the onion and garlic mixture to the pot of vegetables and tomato sauce.
*Add in red wine, fresh basil leaves and cheese. Stir.
*Add in garlic salt & pepper to taste.
*Simmer over low heat for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally and/or until veggies are soft (but not too mushy!)
Serve hot or cold! This dish goes great on top of our favorite pasta. It's also a great side dish to accompany meat, chicken and/or fish. It's simply delicious over brown or white rice too! Once, cooked this dish can also be served cold!
©Maryann Ridini Spencer
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