Monday, September 12, 2011

New group forming! Healthy foods.

My friend,  Joanne, at Applecrumbles wants to start a new weekly cooking group using Carla Vavala's new book called Fusion Food + Friends.  The book is only $10 on   The group will post on Thursdays I think.  If you are interested in joining in, this Thursday Joanne is making the first recipe in the book which is  Caponata.  You make it in the crock pot so easy breezy.  If you make it, just send Joanne your photo and your link to your post and she will post on her website.  We are trying to see how many have an interest in doing this before we launch a website. 

Here is the recipe for the Caponata:

Mix all in crockpot and cook for 7-8 hours
1 med. eggplant, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 (15 oz) can diced seasoned italian tomatoes undrained
1 med. onion chopped
green olives sliced (optional)
1 red bell pepper cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 cup medium jarred salsa
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 T. capers drained
3 T. balsamic vinegar
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp basil
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 T crushed red pepper

Enjoy with sliced baquette bread, or put on your favorite pasta!


Rita said...

very interested; will keep my eyes an ears open.

Joanne said...

Delicious! Great photo Peggy. I'm thrilled you made it. Doesn't the recipe make a lot? We've had it over fish, with our lunch salads, Ted had it over pork, and last night, I cooked scallops in it. We love it!

TeaLady said...

Heard of this, never made it. Now I have a delicious recipe. Thanks.

dreambake said...

It's look like veggie food. I think that it is interesting to enjoy this food as snacks. Hope my mother like to bake this food for me.