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Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Does anyone else love that movie?

  It could be one of my favorites right next to Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King and about a million other Disney movies!
Aren't Disney movies the best?

Any guesses as to what was for dinner last night?
If you guessed Ratatouille you are correct.  Unfortunately I didn't make the Ratatouille because I was at work.  But it was nice to come home to a fresh, healthy and homemade dinner.  If you like a good veggie overload like me you will more then likely love a Ratatouille!  

The touille of Ratatouille means to toss.  Basically Ratatouille is a mixture of vegetables that are tossed together.  Ratatouille is usually served as a side dish to a meal, but may also be served as the main course.  Usually Ratatouille is accompanied by bread, pasta or rice if being served as a main dish!  There are several different methods to making Ratatouille.  Some just toss all the veggies together and let them cook, while some cooks like Julia Child use a layering method!    I secretly wish I could have cooked with Julia Child! 
I mean wouldn't she be just the best teacher?
Speaking of Julia Child the movie Julie and Julia is another on of my favorites!
I have thought many times of cooking through an entire cook book.  I just haven't found the right cookbook!

Anyways lets get back to the Ratatouille.
I found a great recipe on Eating Well.  Actually I found several recipes and wanted to mix and match you know make it my own.  But for dinner last night my dad stuck with the Eating Well Recipe which can be found here.  

Our Ratatouille was served over pasta!  
I already have some great ideas for what to use the leftovers for.  Because let me tell you this recipe makes A LOT of Ratatouille!
My thoughts for left overs are 
Ratatouille Burschetta
Ratatouille Filled Crepes
 and I am sure I could come up with more!

Stay tuned for more recipes, and remember to live Happily Ever Healthy!

PS here are some other fabulous Ratatouille recipes I found online!
A healthified Julie Child Ratatouille - Healthy Green Kitchen
Kitchen Parades Ratatouille
Ratatouille (Vegetable Provencal) From the Natural Health Magazine


  1. I love Julia Child! She is one of my heroes. Have you read her autobiography, My Life in France? It's great!

  2. I love Ratatouille!!! I've always had it as a side dish, but I think you are right having it as the entree with pasta or rice sounds amazing!

  3. Hahaha I LOVE Ratatouille!! The little characters in that movie are just too sweet!

  4. I really loved that movie!

  5. julia child is awesome! thanks for sharing the meaning of the dish and looking forward to your dishes with the leftovers

  6. Disney is the best. Little Mermaid will always hold a special spot in my heart! And this recipe looks delish..must try!

  7. I looove Ratatouille!!! You dish looks awesome! I am all for a good healthier version

  8. I've never had ratatouille -- nor seen that cute movie -- but it sure looks delicious! Thanks for sharing. xo style, she wrote

  9. Disney movies are totally the best!! Beauty and the Beast is my all time favorite!

  10. OK - I know they were only cartoon rats, but in one of the opening scenes, when there are THOUSANDS of rats ... I get a little freaked out!

  11. Ratatouilel is one of my favourite Disney movies and of course I love the dish as well! thanks for sharing these great recipes- will have to go french style again and create some versions!


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