I've always loved ratatouille and I decided to make up my own hearty version. The veggies listed can be changed/ substituted according to what you have in your refrigerator and/or what's in season.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 2 new potatoes, chopped
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 small eggplant, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped broccoli
- 1 zucchini, chopped
- 1/2 cup green beans
- 1 (8 ounce) package tempeh
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 (8 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/4 cup vegetable broth
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 cup shredded pepperjack cheese
Place the potatoes, carrot, and onion in a large saucepan, and add enough water to bring the water level to about 2 inches. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Mix in eggplant, broccoli, green beans, and zucchini; simmer for 2 minutes. Mix in tempeh, vegetable broth, crushed tomatoes, and garbanzo beans. Season with rosemary and garlic. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until veggies are tender.
Ladle into bowls, and top with cheese.