Franken-Peppers!

 'Tis the return of the Franken-Peppers and I hope you are as excited about these guys as I am!

You can add in/take out whatever you desire. It's a versatile recipe, with an oh-so-fun concept! 

Franken-Peppers

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa (soaked)
  • 4 peppers (choose whatever colour)
  • ½ onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp rosemary
  • Pepper to taste
  • Swiss cheese for ‘Face Art’
  • Seaweed for ‘Face Art’ (Don't cringe at the thought of seaweed. It's a nutritional power-house and can be very versatile... Stay tuned for a post about that!)
  • Feta cheese (optional)

Directions

  • Soak quinoa in a bowl of water for at least two hours (makes it digestible! Find out more here)
  • Preheat over to 350.
  • Strain quinoa, then cook according to quinoa directions
  • Meanwhile, chop onion and garlic
  • Chop the “heads” off the peppers and reserve. Carefully empty out the seeds
  • Get creative with your Face Art shapes! Happy “carving”.
  • Once quinoa is cooked, mix everything (but the pepper tops and Face Art!) together in one bowl. Adding cheese is optional (but oh so delicious!)
  • Distribute mixture into each pepper
  • Place stuffed peppers on a baking sheet, and bake for 20 mins .
  • Only add your Face Art after cooking the peppers- Or else you get a melted little face :(

 

You may not necessarily eat the whole pepper at one sitting- but these are great for lunch leftovers! 

Wishing you a wonderous mid-October, filled with many pumpkin flavoured delights (and shapes)!

See you in the kitchen, 

Krista B