Live Civilly Recipes

Ratatouille Family Style
Ingredients:
1 large onion 2 cloves garlic
1 eggplant 1 zucchini
1 summer/yellow squash 1 red, yellow or green pepper
Olive oil or canola oil Seasonings to taste (see below)

Cooking Instructions (stove top):
• Peel and dice eggplant, cut zucchini and summer squash lengthwise into 4 quarters and then chop into chunks, dice pepper
• In a large fry pan on medium heat pour oil.
• Dice onion and garlic together and cook in pan until soft (not brown)
• Add eggplant and cook, stirring constantly for about 8 minutes
• Add zucchini and summer squash and stir and cook for about 5 minutes
• Add pepper and stir and cook for about 5 minutes
• Add salt and pepper to taste
• Additional seasonings (optional): 1) Thyme, oregano and basil – Use about 1/4 teaspoon of each dried or fresh to taste or 2) Cilantro
To Make Family Style:
• This dish can be served over hot pasta or hot rice or any other grain
• If you can add shredded Monterey jack cheese, mozzarella cheese or even parmesan cheese it adds to the flavor and nutritional value
• This can also be a side dish for up to 6 people

Zucchini Casserole
Ingredients
1 small onion diced very small 1 large egg
1 cup bread crumbs 3 zucchini shredded
1 cup shredded cheese
Oil or butter to grease pan Salt and pepper to taste
Cooking Instructions (oven):
• Grease a bread pan or casserole dish lightly
• Shred zucchini with a cheese grater and mix with zucchini and shredded cheese
• Crack egg and mix with zucchini and onion mixture
• Sprinkle bread crumbs and mix with zucchini mix and add salt and pepper to taste
• Sprinkle cheese and mix with the rest…
• Bake for 45 minutes at 350°

Healthy Pasta Sauce
This pasta sauce is full of flavor, protein and goes well over any kind of pasta or rice (can use other cheese too)
Ingredients
1 small onion diced very small 1 -2 cloves of garlic minced or pressed
2 can chick peas drained Spices (oregano, basil, thyme) – optional
1 box (4C) Chicken broth Salt and pepper to taste – optional
1Tbsp Oil (or less) Parmesan cheese – optional
Cooking Instructions (stovetop):
• Put oil in frying pan
• Add onion and garlic
• Cook until clear and soft
• Add chick peas and broth and cook over low heat, covered for at least 20 minutes
• Add spices and salt and pepper (optional)
• Remove from heat and using a fork, a potato masher or a blender mash the beans and broth together to make a thick sauce…depending on your method your sauce will be chunkier or smoother
• Return to heat and pour over pasta – top with cheese
Notes:
• This dish can be served over hot pasta or hot rice or any other grain
• To make the sauce smoother, add pasta to it immediately after draining (the starchy water helps!)
• You can add broccoli, cauliflower or any other vegetables to the pasta immediately before draining and add them to the pasta and sauce – again, higher nutritional content

Healthy Baked Vegetable Pasta
This pasta sauce is full of flavor, protein and goes well over any kind of pasta or rice
Ingredients
1 head of cauliflower
2 or more cloves of garlic minced or pressed
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
(oregano optional)
(Parmesan cheese optional)
Pasta of your choice
Cooking Instructions (oven):
• Cut Cauliflower into florets (little pieces) and put in bowl
• Add garlic and oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper
• Cook in 350 ° oven for 25 minutes. Check to see that florets are tender and slightly browned
• When cauliflower is browned remove from heat and toss with pasta (or rice) and parmesan cheese
• This vegetable can be served over rice, brown rice, pasta or any other grain
• Can also be served as a side dish

Easy Healthy Apple Sauce
Ingredients
apples
water
Cinnamon to taste (optional)

Cooking Instructions (stove top):
• Peel apples with a knife or vegetable peeler
• Cut into slices and chunks removing stems and seeds
• Put in sauce pan and cover the bottom of the pot with water
• Cover pot and turn onto lowest heat
• Stir repeatedly every 5 minutes or so to prevent burning and sticking
• If water cooks off add to pot to keep bottom covered
• When apples are soft and mushy stir remove from heat and allow to cool – HOT APPLES ARE VERY HOT AND WILL BURN THE SKIN!!
• When cool mash with a fork, a potato masher or blender
• TA DA! Applesauce!

5 Ingedient Healthy Banana Muffins
Ingredients
3-4 over ripe bananas
1 C sugar (white or brown)
2 C flour *
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of salt
1 egg
Need: Muffin tins, large mixing bowl, fork and/or spoon, measuring cup
• Peel and place bananas into large mixing bowl and mash until completely mushy
• Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl
• Mix thoroughly until there are no lumps and no dry spots
• Fill muffin tins about ¼” from the top
• Bake in oven at 400° for 20 -30 minutes
* if you want a healthier option:
use whole wheat white flour OR
1 C flour and 1C Almond meal OR
1 C oat bran and 1 ¼ C flour (or more depending on consistency)
Add flax seeds

Zuchini Sweet Potato Casserole
Ingredients
1 large zuchini
1 large sweet potato
5 eggs
1-2 cups of bread crumbs depending on moisture
1 small onion
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Cup of shredded cheese (Monterey Jack, Cheddar) – optional
This recipe can also be prepared as “cakes” and pan fried*
• Chop onion finely
• Shred potato, zucchini and cheese on box grater
• Lightly beat eggs and add to bowl
• Add bread crumbs
• Mix thoroughly until there is no dry spots
• Lightly grease a casserole dish and press mixture into the bottom
• If using cheese, spread a little on top to finish
• Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes
* if doing cakes:
scoop out tennis ball sized balls of the mixture
prepare a frying pan with a small amount of oil
over medium heat, place balls in pan, flatten with a spatula and cook on each side for @5 minutes

Mom’s Easy Fruit Cobbler
Ingredients (per 6 people)
1-1 1/2 C fruit per person (blueberries, peaches, apples) cut into small pieces
1/2C water (per 6 – 9 C fruit)
1/3 C Flour
1/3 C Sugar
1/3C butter (room temp)
Need: baking dish
• wash and peel (if necessary) the fruit – cut into bite sized pieces
• grease the baking dish lightly
• put fruit into the baking dish and cover with 1/2c water
• mix flour, sugar, and butter together
• Sprinkle dry mixture onto the top of the fruit
• Bake in oven at 350° for 45 minutes (check and add time if necessary)

Super Easy Healthy Blueberry Muffins
Ingredients
4 Cups blueberries
1 C sugar (white or raw)
2 C flour *
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of salt
1 egg
¼ C milk or more
Need: Muffin tins, large mixing bowl, fork and/or spoon, measuring cup
• Rinse blueberries and drain
• Place all dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl
• Add blueberries
• Mix egg and milk and add to dry mix
• Mix thoroughly until there are no lumps and no dry spots
• Fill muffin tins about ¼” from the top
• Bake in oven at 400° for 20 -30 minutes
* if you want a healthier option:
use whole wheat white flour OR
1 C flour and 1C Almond meal OR
1 C oat bran and 1 ¼ C flour (or more depending on consistency)
Add flax seeds

Super Easy Salsa
Ingredients
4 ripe tomatoes, chopped
1/4 red onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, minced
8 cilantro sprigs, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced

Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients together. Toss thoroughly. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.