Good morning everyone and how are you all today? Is the sun shining where you are? With both my children now off school for the summer holidays I have just looked at the forecast for the beach for next week and it is not great, but. . . it is getting better. Hopefully the sun will shine for all of us, wouldn’t that be lovely.
So what have you been up to? I have quite a few gardening projects to finish – if only the weather, sigh!
Ayway I thought I would cheer up a meal time with a colourful dish of Stuffed Red Peppers, and since I am vegetarian that is how I made them. I used fresh basil leaves in this recipe, the smell is amazing, enjoy the smell let it flood your kitchen and be reminded of long hot summer days, yep I am there!
So . . for Stuffed Red Peppers – Vegetarian Style you will neeed – I will give you a recipe for 4 peppers.
- 4 large Red Peppers
- 1 Onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic
- Rice cooked (I used approximately 3/4 of a mug)
- 1 Handful Broad Beans, cooked
- 2 Tomatoes
- Fresh basil leaves
- Pecorino Cheese
- Chop your peppers in half, take out the seeds and lightly roast in olive oil for 10mins in a warm oven 180 – 200 deg C
- Fry your finely chopped onions and garlic until softened
- Now add the onions and garlic, broad beans and the basil leaves togther with the rice
- Place a spoonful or two in each of half of the peppers, place a lice of fresh tomtoe on top and sprinkle liberally with the cheese
- Place back in the oven for another 10 mins until the cheese has turned golden
- Serve and enjoy
You can use this recipe as the base for many things – if you like meat you could add some Chorizo or some bacon, you could use Mozarrella or Parmesan instead of Peorino , if you like a bit of bite try roasting your peppers with some Chilli Oil.
I served mine with a little of the rice and kohlrabi.Tto prepare the kohlrabi I peeled it, steamed it for approx 2mins, sliced it and then roasted it for 10 – 15 minutes I would reccommend this vegetable. This i the first time we have grown them and we will be doing so again. Isn’t lovely when you find something new – love it.
Stuffed Red Peppers are great to make if you are planning a BBQ even if you are not a vegetarian you can still enjoy them as a side dish. I was hoping to do a BBQ this weekend I geuss from the weather it is wait and see – what are your plans for the weekend?
The children have a made a list of all the things they want to do this summer during their holidays – so we shall try to work our way through it – clearly they dont completely trust me to come up with activities on my own! So here they are another year older, it seems no time since we were at this point last year, they say as you get older the years pass quicker? Oh dear lets just enjoy rain or shine.
Will be back soon with some picnic recipes – do you have any picnic recipes that you would like to share, if so let me know and you can see them in print
Till next time , take care
PS for a sneak peak of what we have been up to at home
on the rare moments of sun a little girl managed to paint her window boxes!