Stuffed Green Peppers

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It’s been long since I had posted, I was on vacation to India for my first cousins wedding, it was so much fun and which will be some of the most memorable moments of my life. It was all celebration, fun and good food. Also loads of foods apart from the wedding food which I gobbled like I would never get then again sigh. We go to India every three months but there are few food items I crave when I am here sigh.

DH wants his snacks most of the evenings, I try to make healthy snacks most of the time and I keep searching for healthy , this recipe is yummy and healthy because its baked , that makes it even more healthier than deep fired snacks . this is not the original recipe , the original recipe calls for jalapenos but since I dint have them , I used the long green peppers and the taste was awesome, and I will surely keep making these regularly and may be with some more add on’s , so here goes the recipe.

Basic Information:
Preparation Time: 20 minutes.
Idle Time: 10 hours
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
makes: 8 pieces

What you will need

2 – Long green peppers

½ cup – American corn

½ cup – tightly packed spinach

1 tsp – chilly flakes

½ tsp – dried basil

½ tsp – oregano

1/4th tsp – salt

1 tsp – lemon juice

1 tsp – olive oil

1/2 – corn flour

1 tbsp –mozzarella cheese (optional)

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How to make

First take the washed peppers and cute them into four equal pieces, for two peppers it will be eight pieces and keep aside.

Then blanch the spinach and chopped it finely. In a bowl add the corn, spinach, olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, basil, chilly flakes, salt  and mix well. The stuff it in the cut peppers, sprinkle some cheese and bake it for 10 to 12 minutes at 375 degree Fahrenheit.

Notes

You can add cream cheese, for the stuffing mixture.

Cheese is optional, so you can make it purely vegan.

Basil, oregano are just optional, if you want to add you can or just leave it.

You can make it more interesting but adding and subtract ingredients.

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Vegan Garlic Rolls

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PS (Please bear with the pics, the taste is what matters na, and we were  in hurry to these yummy rolls)

Ha… what should I say about these beauties, these are yummiest rolls I have ever had, it’s perfect with Tea or with pasta, and I usually make this with pasta for dinner. From a very long time I was searching for this kind of a recipe, I tried with already baked bread by spreading the garlic mix, then again with something else, but nothing worked until I got this recipe from a blog, I have modified a little bit according to my taste. This time when I go to Bangalore I am going to make this especially for my amma, she is vegan and will definitely love this. So here goes the recipe.

Recipe source : Edible Garden

Basic Information:
Preparation Time: 10 minutes.
Idle Time: NIL
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
makes:   serves 2 to 3 people

What you will need

1 cup Maida + 1tbsp for dusting

½ cup Luke warm water

½ tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

1 and ½ tsp yeast

1tbsp oil (and vegetable oil)

For the Garlic spread

Earth balance or vegan Butter – 1/4th cup

Oregano – 1tsp

Chilly flakes – 1tsp

Minced garlic – 1 and ½ tbsp

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This pic is from the 2nd time I made rolls, I have don’t have the risen rolls pic from the first batch,so I am adding this pic.

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How to Make

First proof the yeast in the luke warm water with salt, sugar ,yeast and let it be for 5 minutes, until its proofed fully, then add the Maida, oil and mix well, make it into a smooth dough, and let it rise in a warm place by covering with a damp cheese cloth.

Meanwhile in a bowl take vegan butter, oregano, chilly flakes, and minced garlic, and mix well and keep it aside.

Once the dough is risen or doubled, mine took 45 minutes, just punch it down and kneed it into a smooth ball, and roll it using the rolling pin, roll it into round or rectangle of ½ inch thickness, add flour if the dough is sticky when rolling, once done spread the garlic spread just leaving ½ inch around the edges.

Then roll it from the end gently until to the other end, once it’s fully rolled, cut it into 6 equal portions.

Then place the cut side up rolls in a greased pan, and keep in warm place to let it rise, I keep mine for 45 minutes.

Once it’s risen, bake it in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Notes

You can use the ordinary butter instead of vegan butter.

The flavors in the garlic spread is your choice, you add, minus or multiply and play with the flavors.

I used olive oil once instead of butter but it dint turn out that great.

If you don’t have vegan butter, you can use home made cashew butter or peanut butter, but I haven tried with these, so I cant guaranty the results.