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June 17, 2015
Healthy, Whole Food, Plant Based Recipes by Emma

Recipe #1 :: Slow Cook Ratatouille

 


The Del Mar farmers market is crowded with glowing tomatoes and zucchini.  With a busy week of balancing visiting friends and work, I needed a recipe that is both easy and a crowd pleaser.  The sun ripened warm tomatoes cook wonderfully in the slow cooker overnight.  Ratatouille is versatile in that you can serve it over pasta, on a pizza, or under your protein of choice.
 

Health Note: As an excellent source of the strong antioxidant vitamin C and other antioxidants, tomatoes can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. Prostate Cancer: Lycopene has been linked with prostate cancer prevention in several studies



Ingredients

1 eggplant cut into piece
2 large zucchini cut into pieces
8 small heirloom tomatoes
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 red onion sliced into thin pieces
2 cloves garlic
¼ cup olive oil
1 tsp sea salt

Directions:  Cut all of the vegetables into small pieces.  Place in slow cooker.  Cook 18 hours in slow cooker on low or 5 hours on high and 5 hours on low.  Stir occasionally.   Will keep in fridge for 3 days.

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Hi, I am Emma Wilkiemeyer. Welcome to Slice of Emma recipe blog featuring healthy recipes that are vegan and based on whole foods.  For the past seven years I have shared recipes with friends and family and past two years through my blogging.  I completed a certification at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Arizona in Holistic Nutrition.  I take pride in that my recipes are not only delicious, but the science behind them makes for ingredients that nurture and balance the body.  My recipes are all gluten free and vegan. 

My full time career is working in the oncology bio-tech space. Working around patients who are very sick has taught me the value of living a healthy lifestyle each and every day in order to lower the risk of disease later in life.  My whole foods diet keeps me energized to work hard and fuel my fitness routine.  Slice of Emma will also feature not only my voracious appetite in the kitchen but also my travel adventures including mountain hikes sometimes shared with Jes the CCC and international travel.  Please reach out to me anytime you have a question whether it be about travel or my recipes.  

I am excited to share my passion and creativity with you.  Whether you are an experienced cook, or just getting started with a plant based diet I hope to have something that excites and helps you love healthy and compassionate cooking.

My life  recipe is simple- Nourish the body with clean food and exercise, and feed the soul with life’s rich experiences whether it be through getting out in nature or positive relationships with the people in my life.

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  Emma's most recent travels took her to India. She always genuinely inserts herself into the local culture everywhere she travels by sharing the compassionate love from her nurturing soul with the people and places she visits.  My soul has been well fed frequently with Emma's presence in my life in the past, present and future.  I am so grateful for her nutritious contribution to SoulCare by CCC. - Jes

Emma's most recent travels took her to India. She always genuinely inserts herself into the local culture everywhere she travels by sharing the compassionate love from her nurturing soul with the people and places she visits. 

My soul has been well fed frequently with Emma's presence in my life in the past, present and future.  I am so grateful for her nutritious contribution to SoulCare by CCC.

- Jes