Here's my old standby ratatouille recipe. It's very well received at my SAD
friends' monthly potluck suppers (except by those who won't eat anything with
a vegetable in it).
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium or large eggplant, diced
1 28oz can stewed tomatoes
2 medium zucchini, large dice
2-3 tablespoons Italian herbs
Dry fry the onion in a very large pot until soft, then add the garlic,
stirring for a few minutes. Add the chopped eggplant and the tomatoes, bring
to a boil and then simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes or until eggplant is
halfway cooked. Add the zucchini and simmer for 10-15 minutes more. Stir in
the herbs, remove from heat and let sit, covered, for a few more minutes. Can
be eaten as is or served with pasta or grains. We usually add crushed red
pepper to taste at the table.
When I'm in a rush (i.e., almost always!) I sometimes drain the tomatoes,
reserving the sauce, put everything else except the herbs in my biggest
casserole dish, cover and microwave on HIGH for 25-30 minutes. Then I stir in
the reserved sauce and the herbs and let them sit for a few. Hope you like!