Friday, February 13, 2015

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

I'm an Omnivore, I admit it.

But, just cause I'll eat almost anything or at least try, almost anything, it doesn't mean I don't like to eat meat-free from time to time.

Really, I like meat-free meals.

And yesterday I hit it out of the park.   Well, I lobbed a good one.
Wait, it isn't baseball season just yet, but with the sun and everything outside, I'm getting anxious.
Sorry, my mind wandered a little there, but I caught it before it escaped.

We, as in the Senior Center, were given a lot of Green Peppers earlier in the month.  They were lovely, and we used some in a salad, we chopped up a bunch and froze them, and then I got the bright idea of making some Stuffed Peppers for our seniors.   So we did.

But, there are some among us who don't eat meat, and I wanted to make sure that they were able to have a great meal as well.

So, I made a lovely filling, and stuffed them, baked them off, and served them. This was the solitary one that was left over yesterday, so I took it home and had it for breakfast.
Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper

And I have to say, OMG, they were so good, and in fact, I'm planning a repeat, soon.


But this time it will be a private party of one.   And I'm going to go for a little healthier version as well.
I plan on using some brown basmati rice.

I wish I had pictures of the process to accompany this, but, I was cooking against the clock, as usual.

I took a couple of carrots, two small zucchini, an onion and a little garlic, sauteed them in a pan with some olive oil until they were soft.  Sprinkled them with a little Badia Sazon seasoning, then mixed them in with about 4 cups of cooked rice.   Stuffed them into some green peppers and they baked for about an hour, then we covered them.   They were served with a dollop of Creole Tomato Sauce.
And I'm going to try and recreate that recipe so I can share the how to's on that, cause the flavour was out of this world good.
Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper
And maybe I'll add a couple of chopped up mushrooms as well.
Hmmm, the possibilities...

(and a donation was tendered for my take home lunch).




Sid Munkholm
Sid Munkholm

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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