May 18, 2009

The taste of summer

The very colorful ingredients for "Ratatouille Stew With Sausage And Chickpeas"
You have to sop it all up with this very yummy bread.
We found that the flavors were so much better the next day.


1 teaspoon olive oil

1 cup finely chopped onion

6 oz. smoked turkey sausage or kielbasa, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2 inch slices( about 1 cup) * I bought a 12 oz turkey kielbasa and just put the whole thing in.

1/2 cup diced yellow bell pepper

1/2 cup diced green bell pepper

4 cups (3/4 inch) cubed tomato
(about 1 1/2 pounds)

2 cups diced zucchini

2 cups diced peeled eggplant
(about 1 pound)

1 1/3 cups fat-free, less sodium chicken broth

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 clove garlic, minced

1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium- high heat. Add the onion, sausage,and bell peppers; saute 5 min. Add tomato and next 8 ingredients(tomato through chickpeas); bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 35 min. Uncover; simmer 20 min. Stir in parsley and thyme. Yield; four servings (Serving size 2 cups)

This is pretty low in calories, coming in at 294 per serving


  1. Mmmmm, looks delicious, and I love that Acme bread! Thanks for the tips on the fabric shops, that's one thing I've never done in the Bay area - next time!

    xo Heidi

  2. Yummy! Can't wait to try it. I'm looking for healthy recipes with veggies. if I can get the good San Fran bread....that's the only thing I miss in Kansas...a really good sourdough.
    You can watch the Season Finale on good, so very, very good.

  3. Ooh, Elizabeth ~ I would love this, so fresh and colorful!

    Boy, do I miss Acme bread... especially the foccacia herb slab. *sigh*

    Great photos, btw! :)

  4. it looks delicious! your food always does.

  5. There's no calories in the bread, right??!! :D