Who ever knew that I’d have a lot in common with a rat? Well, aside from having the nickname Ty-Rat as a child, I am a lot like Remy. Remy, a rat and the lead character in the children’s animated film Ratatouille and I both have highly developed senses of taste and smell. This enables us to taste something and recreate it. It also aids us in creating delicacies in the kitchen. Remy and I both spend hours pouring our hearts out into our pots. We both have a passion for food and enjoy blessing people by tantalizing the taste buds.


So here I pay homage to Remy. Thanks for the inspiration. I needed to do something with this eggplant and this spin on a classic came out just perfect.

And the kids love it too.




1 large vidalia onion diced

1 medium eggplant diced

1 red bell pepper chopped

1 medium zucchini diced

2 medium tomatoes diced, separated

1 chipotle pepper in adobo

4 cloves garlic

1/2 tsp dried parsley

1/2 tsp dried thyme

1/2 tsp dried basil

1 tsp Himalayan salt

tbsp olive oil

Blend garlic, chipotle pepper and half of the diced tomato in blender. Heat stockpot on medium. Add olive oil. When hot add onion and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add tomato mixture, all seasonings and cook additional 2 minutes. Add eggplant and peppers and cook additional 5-7 minutes. Lastly, add zucchini and tomato and cook an additional 5 minutes.

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Can’t you almost taste it? Go ahead and get to cooking. Enjoy!

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As always, it is my prayer that you’ve been Inspired To Live Fully!

4 replies
  1. Candace
    Candace says:

    I love that movie! I may have to check Netflix for it and re-watch it with my people this weekend. This recipe looks delicious. Thanks for sharing it, Tyra. Eggplant is one of my favorite foods.
    I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!


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