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* The title of this blog refutes the dangerous idea that veganism is a weight-loss diet and that all vegans are skinny. Conversely, being a-not-so-skinny-vegan is also not the same as being overweight or unhealthy. All food intake must be part of a balanced lifestyle.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Oriental Ratatouille

Once again adapted from Virtually Vegetarian this is quick and easy and delicious.

Oriental Ratatouille

1 tbsp sesame oil
4 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 inch ginger root, finely chopped
1/2 red pepper, diced
1/2 yellow pepper, diced
1 zucchini, diced
50g mooli*, diced
1 small aubergine, diced (small)
200g plum/egg tomatoes, diced
400g can chopped/whole tomatoes
1/2 tsp sugar
salt & pepper
10 basil leaves

Heat oils in a pan and simmer garlic and ginger until they release their aromas. Add all the vegetables excluding the tomatoes and saute on a high heat for 2-3 minutes. Then add the tomatoes and sugar and cook for another half a minute. The vegetables should not be brown and should be crispy. Season to taste and add basil. Transfer to another dish to let it cool.**

* See previous post about this.
** This will stop it from continuing cooking in the pan and being overcooked.

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