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  Categories: Lo/no-fat
       Yield: 1 servings
       1 lg Eggplant ( about 1.5 LB’s )
       1 md Zucchini ( 2 to 3 by about
      10    " long ) about 3/4 lb.
       1 lg Yellow crookneck squash (
            About 3/4 LB’s )
       1 md Green pepper ( about 4 in
            Diameter )
       1 md Red pepper ( about 4 in
            Diameter )
       1    5 5 oz. can V8 Juice ( or
            Other vegetable type juice
       1    6 oz. can tomato paste
       2 ts Chopped garlic
       2 c  Water
       2 tb Each of fresh chopped
            Oregano, basil, & thyme
            (If using dry spice use 1/2
         ts Each)
   Combine all ingredients in a large pot as you prepare them. Peel eggplant
   and dice into 1/2 cubes. Split and quarter zucchini and yellow crookneck,
   than dice into 1/2 pieces. Remove tough stem and seeds for both peppers
   and dice into 1/2 pieces. Add the water, tomato paste and V8 Juice and mix
   well. Add the garlic and the spices and mix again. Heat pot on medium/high
   for a few minutes until just ready to boil. Reduce heat to simmer and
   cover.  Stir periodically to prevent burning. Cook at least 1 hour, a long
   simmer enhances the flavor.
   Serve over pasta, rice, potatoes, wheat berries, lettuce, or alone. Keeps
   quite well in the icebox.
   NUTRITIONAL VALUE (the entire pot using the Netzer book) Cal.=368 Gm’s of
   Prot.=15.9 Carb.=74.6 Fat=2, Fiber=17, Mg’s of Chol.=0 Sod.=125 %CFF= 5%
   OPTIONAL M**T STYLE USING TVP® 1 cup TVP® ( large chunk size ) 1/2 cup
   boiling water 1/4 cup tamari 1/4 cup Mirin
   Mix TVP®, tamari and mirin together in a bowl.  Pour boiling water over it
   and mix.  Let stand about 15 to 20 minutes,  mixing several times. Drain
   and add to the ratatouille pot about 30 minutes into the simmer.
   NUTRITIONAL VALUE (the whole pot with TVP®, using the Netzer book) Cal.=605,
   Gm’s of Prot.=75.9 Carb.=74.6 Fat=2.7, Fiber=33.5, Mg’s of Chol.=0
   Sod.=170*        %CFF= 4% *NOTE:Marinade absorption not included in above
   values, Sod. will be higher than shown, by how much I can not tell.
   Note:Two of my carnivore friends commented on how flavorful the CHICKEN {
   HA!HA!  8-) } was and wanted to know what I marinate it in. I like it both
   ways and have even added the TVP® the next day.
   From:    Joe.McKay@GSA.GOV converted to MM by Donna Webster
   donna@webster.post.demon.co.uk Submitted By DONNA@WEBSTER.DEMON.CO.UK On
   FRI, 03 NOV 1995 163145 GMT
 TVP is a registered trademark of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company.