Stuffed Peppers {My Leftover Makeover}


I’ve been made aware on the radio a couple of weeks ago on how we have contributed to a massive food waste each year. We are speaking of $694 millions worths of food waste each year within New South Wales alone. You can imagine how much $$$$$ we waste on a global scale. Not only we are wasting our hard earned money away, we are putting stress on our environment. In effort to do my part, I’ll be featuring snippets of my attempts to reduce any potential food waste in my household.  If you need more information on how you can do your part, have a look around this site for ideas.


Remember the pumpkin, lentil and quinoa salad I’ve made not too long ago which happens to be on my last post? We started to neglect the remaining portion after a couple of meals. I suppose that’s the downside with cooking in bulk.

In order to “save” the remaining portion, what started as my salad has became the filling of my stuffed peppers. Because I had my filling already done and dusted, this stuffed peppers barely took any preparation time.

Stuffed Peppers (Capsicums)

Yields 4 halves of stuffed peppers

Ingredients:-

Methods:-

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C/ 356 degrees F.
  • Slice bell peppers in halves, remove the seeds and membrane. (Note – I find using a steak knife is particularly useful in this process.) Then, use an olive oil spray to spray all over the bell peppers and place them on a parchment paper lined baking tray. Set aside.

  •  Use your hands to crumble the feta. Stir 1/2 portion of the crumbled feta into the salad and mix well.

  • Start stuffing the filling into the bell peppers. Before baking them in the oven, sprinkle the remaining feta on top of the filling.

  • Bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until there’s even charring and blistering around the bell peppers. Serve immediately.


 

 

   
6 Responses to Stuffed Peppers {My Leftover Makeover}
  1. Liz
    September 26, 2011 | 4:43 pm

    Beautiful stuffed peppers! And what a great idea for recycling some leftovers…brilliant!

    • Emily
      September 27, 2011 | 3:17 am

      Thanks Liz! I feel happy and satisfied when I can use up all my leftovers! To me, it another way of fuss free cooking really. :D

  2. Natalie
    September 27, 2011 | 12:51 am

    looks great!!

    • Emily
      September 27, 2011 | 3:18 am

      Thanks Natalie for your comment! I really appreciate it! :D

  3. Helen
    September 30, 2011 | 2:43 pm

    Mm… these look delicious!

    I just wanted to let you know that I featured your recipe on my blog today: http://bettencourtchase.blogspot.com/2011/09/things-im-loving-this-week-pumpkin.html

    Thank you!

  4. Anna
    October 8, 2011 | 3:37 am

    I don’t know why I love recipes featuring leftover anything…I put leftover oatmeal in hamburger patties, leftover veggies in stew, etc…
    Must be the thrifty side of me rejoicing everytime I see these types of recipes. This is amazing! Thanks!

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