Hi Everyone!

Did you all just assume I died in the tough mudder? YE OF LITTLE FAITH!!! I'm so tough! Orange headband and all we crossed that finish line almost an hour faster than my boyfriend and his dad did last time.  I'm so proud of of my team, and I absolutely can't wait to do it again!

Here's the thing about grueling days of physical activity, post facto you eat....like a PIG.  You sit there and shove macaroni and cheese in your mouth like there's no tomorrow because you deserve it, and you 100% do not feel guilty.
Here's the thing about macaroni and cheese, the good stuff is approximately a bajillion calories a bite, and after all that face stuffing you realize....there is a tomorrow.  In that tomorrow, you're middle is.......soft.  Really soft.  And it's bikini season.

I came to this very sad realization about a week ago, and decided something must be done to protect all that hard working out I've been doing for the last three months. So what did I do? I made ratatouille.  Not only is it fun to say, the name of a charming cartoon mouse, and deliciously vegetables-gone-crazy, it's ridiculously easy to make. Eat it as a side dish, or toss it with pasta, either way it's scrum-diddley-umtpious.

And you can sound super fancy when you say it with a french accent.

2 medium Onion
3 cloves Garlic (minced)
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Green Bell Pepper
1 lb Zucchini (peeled)
1 lb Eggplant (peeled)
1 lb tomatoes (peeled and quartered)*
2 tbsp Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

1) Wash and chop all of the vegetables.
2) Put 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large pan or dutch oven, add the onions and garlic, and sauté until translucent.
3) Add the bell peppers and sauté about 5 minutes.
4) Add the eggplant and zucchini and continue to sauté for about 5 more minutes.
5) Add the tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and cook for another 20 minutes or until everything is tender.

*To peel tomatoes: Using a paring knife, make an "X" on the bottom of the tomato.  Drop into boiling water for about 10 seconds to loosen the skin, take out, and using the "tabs" created by the X, pull the skin off.

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