You know sometimes you think up half of a meal, but it needs something extra. This is usually where my omni house-mates and say I need some chicken. It’s funny how many people still see chicken as some form of extended vegetable. Forget that! There is nothing better than a stuffed pepper! I’ve been pretty broke the last couple of moths so haven’t been buying nice bits and pieces to put together according to some tasty looking recipe in on of my many vegan cook books. Instead, most of our cooking has been done based on what is at hand. Peppers are the best vessel for those tasty odds and ends that you can’t bring yourself to just plopping down on a plate.
So, rather than a recipe, here’s some ideas:
For one, pitta that is on it’s way out makes good crumbs, some walnuts if you have them, tomatoes of course to add both taste and moisture, and some onion, with whichever choice of herbs you prefer. Personally I’ve started to like a bit of spice more and more so some chilly powder, garlic salt and usually basil (which I add to everything), and the obligatory salt and pepper. Blend the lot, stuff the pepper and bake while you cook the rest of your food. Oh, and don’t forget always blanch your peppers before baking so that they’re nice and soft. Just pop them in boiling water for a few minutes.
Another day while cleaning out the freezer, I came across the ends of those packets of frozen veg. Boil them up until they’re nearly cooked, chop roughly. Start a frying pan with some olive oil and an onion, toss in your chopped veg, throw in a tin of tomatoes and your choice of seasoning, as well as some black eyed beans, or whichever beans you prefer.