Monthly Archives: April 2014

Food history: ratatouille

Not only do I love ratatouille, but I am also a huge, huge, fan of the 2007 Disney movie. Regardless of your age, I would highly recommend watching it.

Although previously considered an old fashioned “peasant dish,” or at best a meal only vegetarians could enjoy, the movie undoubtedly sparked a new interest in this timeless dish.

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Sausage, peppers, and onions

Sausage, peppers, and onions is a classic dish I’ve made many times.

However, I used to simply throw all the ingredients in one pan, and heat until everything was just cooked; the peppers and onions were typically still semi-crunchy.

This time, I adapted a recipe from How to Cook Everything, wherein the onions are completely caramelized and the peppers separate easily with a fork. 

It was a great change-up, and will likely be my go-to sausage, peppers, and onions recipe going forward.


  • 1/2 medium white onion, sliced
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 large turkey Kielbasa sausage, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces*

*Hot Italian sausage also works great.

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