So I'm going to a dinner party, and planned to bring my old standby, stuffed peppers . However, at least one of the guests is vegetarian, and I am also trying to eat a more vegetarian diet. So I decided to get the best of both worlds, and make both!
3 bell peppers (any color)
1/2 cup cous cous
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup broccoli
3 large baby bella mushrooms
1/2 cup diced red bell peppers
Lemon juice, soy sauce (optional)
Garlic powder, cumin, sea salt, olive oil
Step 1: Add 1/2 cup boiling water to 1/2 cup cous cous and microwave 3 minutes.
Step 2: Cut up all the veggies while its cooking.
Step 3: To cooked cous cous, add about 1 tbsp garlic powder, 1 tsp cumin and 1 tbsp olive oil. Fluff well & set aside.
Step 4: Add a tbsp olive oil to a frying pan, and begin sauteeing veggies, hardest one first. Broccoli and asparagus, then peppers and onions, and finally the mushrooms. I added a squirt of lemon juice and a dash of soy sauce too.
Step 5: Add cooked veggies to cous cous and mix well.
Step 6: Stuff the peppers with the mixture. Cook in oven at 350 for 1 hour, or a Crock Pot on high for one hour. Sprinkle with cheese if you like.
Tonight at the party we will see how well I did! I snuck a spoonful while stuffing though, and it tastes pretty darn good. I included some shots of my meat-eater stuffed peppers too, just to make you drool a little! =)
|Cooking the meat and rice|
|Cooked meat & onions, rice, and tomato sauce stuffing!|
|Scooping the filling into the peppers|
|Mmmmm stuffed bell peppers!|
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