Smoked Eggplant, Zucchini, Tomato and Onion Stew with Basil Pasta topped with Lamb's Quarters, Fava Beans, Ciabatta
Smoked Eggplant, Zucchini, Tomato and Onion Stew with Basil Pasta
(eggplant, zucchini, tomato, onion, red bell pepper, garlic, olive oil, flour, salt, pepper, oregano)
(olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, lamb's quarters)
The kids did a great job of cleaning/shucking/popping the fava beans in record time tonight. It's also a good way to introduce new foods into their diet if they can see/touch/feel the fava beans beforehand. ;)
The kids also contributed the Lamb's Quarters -- found while helping clean out the flower beds in front of the house -- it's been raining so much that it was a really good day to yank out the bad weeds, and harvest the good ones ;)
The stew was sort of a cross between ratatouille (the flour as thickener) and caponata (peppers, oregano, but no vinegar) with the smoked eggplant and zucchini. The pasta was tonight's "pantry week" particpant (a "mere" two years old)... I think part of the reason it sat on the shelf for so long was the leaf shape and green color. But to be honest, it really matched well taste-wise with the eggplant and tomatoes.