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- 2 generous tablespoons olive oil
- 2 small yellow or white onions, chopped (or one large sweet onion)
- 2 eggplants, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 zucchini, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 large green, red or yellow bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1.5 lbs ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
- 1.5 tablespoons tomato paste
- 3 fresh thyme sprigs
- freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
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Kristine - I have got to try this this summer! Poor Mark doesn’t eat tomatoes, but a pot of this should freeze well in smaller containers to enjoy for lunch. Thanks, as always, for your posts! I know it must be hard to dream of summer veggies and warmth in the midst of Alaskan winter.