Friday, May 20, 2011

Ratatouille and Penne


I have been craving light simple meals lately pregnancy does that to me, plus its good for us :-) so I made a simple ratatouille seasoning with Herbs de Provence, fresh vegetables and heirloom tomatoes and mixed with penne.



Ingredients:

  • one cup of penne cooked til al dente
  • one yellow squash diced
  • one zucchini diced
  • 4 cloves of chopped garlic
  • one large hierloom tomato
  • one carrot chopped 
  • one teaspoon herbs de provence 
  • 2 shallots chopped
Method:

  1. saute the shallots and garlic in olive oil for a few minutes 
  2. then ad all the vegetables and saute for 5 minutes 
  3. add the tomato and simmer for 15 minutes until cooked
  4. mix with penne and serve 
Last day in the UK tomorrow spending it in Windsor so pretty here and close to Heathrow big family meet up tomorrow, its been an amazing trip and Jasmine has enjoyed getting to know her family. Will miss everyone so much but will be good to be home in the US back in a routine and seeing my American buddies.

Have a great weekend all 

Hugs 


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38 comments:

  1. That is my kind of meal! I could eat that every night and not get bored of it.

    I am so happy to hear that the UK break has been so happy and memorable for you both. It must be so wonderful seeing your family.

    Do have a safe trip home and take care of yourself and your precious family (and bump!)

    Best wishes always,
    Natasha.

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  2. How cool is that?? My youngest daughter has been bugging me to make Ratatouille ever since the movie came out. Just two days ago I decided to surprise her and make some this weekend. Love the addition of penne! Have a great weekend

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  3. This dish looks tasty! Love the veggies!

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  4. Its Friday ..which is usually pasta or pizza at home..loving this one Rebecca..have a nice weekend!

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  5. Good for both of you!! =) All three of you!! Four of you!!

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  6. looks simple but elegant meal.Take care and safe trip to home.

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  7. Have a safe trip home. So glad you had a great visit. Love the ratatouille with the pasta. Good for mom and baby :)

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  8. What a lovely, fresh dish of pasta and vegetables. So healthy for a mum-to-be!

    I'm sure you are enjoying your family so much right now. Soon we'll see pics of Jasmine and the baby visiting their family ;)

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  9. yes, Ratatoille is good for you and your baby, ya, forgot to congrats on your pregnancy! take good care of yourself and baby ya.

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  10. i have yet to try ratatouille! i've been meaning to ever since i watched the disney movie!!!

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  11. So glad that you are enjoying your holiday. Great recipe. I love light, veggie pasta dishes like this.

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  12. love pasta =) that looks so great



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  13. Rebecca - you're a genius. You just combined one of my favorite vegetable dinners with pasta. All is right with the world.

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  14. Love simple and easy meals and even better if they are good for me! Have a safe trip home!

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  15. Yum that looks good and love Herbs de Provence! Hope you are feeling great - looks like you have been having a wonderful time with your family:)

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  16. Oh yummy! I love Ratatouille but I never made one at home. Now you show me with the recipe, I must keep it in my folder. Thank you for sharing... so great to have blog friends - always find recipes that I want! :-) Have a great weekend!

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  17. Eating was hard for my pregnant self I remember, only wanted chocolate and Tex-Mex food. An occasional been burrito with green sauce would suffice. Afterward I went back to my love of pasta, but now...a little goes a long way...this dish looks great! I love herbs de provence!

    Glad you had such a great time on your trip...saying goodbye is hard isn't it :(

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  18. Hey Rebecca, this looks delicious! Perfect balance of veggies and carbs :)

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  19. a tasty meal for any mommy! enjoy your time with family

    sweetlife

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  20. This is my kind of meal...light and tasty! Enjoyed all your pictures and stories :) Safe travels!

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  21. Enjoy the rest of your time there...this is a lovely meal =)

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  22. nice and simple, enjoy your trip :)

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  23. Love this recipe! Nothing better than ratatouille; lovely combination with the penne. Have fun at your family reunion creating memories.
    Rtia

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  24. Pasta dishes like this are perfect, Rebecca. They'll take care of your cravings AND add your veggies!
    So glad you've had a wonderful trip. It's always nice to come home again with new eyes, isn't it? And you have a big event to look forward to!
    Hugs!

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  25. What a fantastic dish! I am bookmarking it. I love dishes like this with lots of flavor and good for you and simple too. Thanks for sharing it:)

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  26. This looks like such a light and healthy dinner--a great pairing.
    ;-)

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  27. This reminds me that I want to make a batch of ratatouille!! I eat it straight in a bowl with cheese, no pasta... but lots of baguette lest you think me too holy, haha! Have a lovely trip back!!

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  28. Better to crave this than ice cream :) I love ratatouille and it's definitely an excellent "dressing" for pasta. Healthy and colorful.

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  29. Absolutely delectable ~ I could eat that whole thing! :)
    US Masala

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  30. What! I didn't know you were expecting! Congratulations :) Looks like you had a good time in windsor too, hope you have a good journey back :)

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  31. Looks delicious, love all those fresh vegetables mixed with pasta!

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  32. thanks all on my way to read and catch up with all your amazing blogs

    hugs Rebecca

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  33. Your pasta looks delicious and I love the simplicity of it. Glad you had such a wonderful trip and got to spend time with your family :-)

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  34. This looks like a great pasta recipe! I love penne and ratatouille, too!

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  35. I love this sauce! Light pasta dishes are so perfect for warmer weather and so easily put together :)

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