Vegetarian stuffed bell peppers with wild garlic pasta (serves 2-4)
3 Bell peppers (any colors)
150 Grams whole grain pasta
Grated mozerella cheese ( as munch as desired)
Ramson pesto ( a special garlic pesto, you can use any flavor pesto you like)
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic finely minced
1 SMALL eggplant
1 medium seized onion
200 grams of homemade or store bought tomato sauce
1 tsp oregeno
t tbsp paprika
salt and pepper
1 tsp cumin
how to make:
Cut each bell pepper in half and place in a big pot of boiling water for 8 mins. This process is so we keep as much nutritious value in the bell peppers while cooking.
Preparing the stuffing: slice the onion however you like and cook it in a frying pan with garlic and olive oil until they are both golden brown.
chop the egg plant into small chunks and add it to your frying pan with the onions and garlic.
pour in your tomato sauce, spices and herbs.
now add about half a cup of water to your mixture. cook the mixture on a med heat for no longer than 10 mins. we want to steam the eggplant and not remove all its healthy attributes.
Stuff the bell peppers with this mixture evenly. add mozzerella cheese on top and place in the oven on broil so that the cheese melts and gets golden brown.
Serve with pesto pasta or rice! YUMMY and EASY
Today I went to my local organic store literally a 5 min walk from my house and picked up some things according to the meal plan I made for this week. 🙂 I ended up getting a couple of unexpected things that we dont usually purchase on a regular basis that is why the bill is higher than usual.
I really dont feel buying organic (especially produce) is more expensive than mainstream or at least thats the way it is in Germany. I also must add being a vegetarian is a HUGE money saver! In America I remember going to Foodsco which is awful to think of now, its like walmart but less well known and its only a grocery store. We spent aprox 65 dollars everytime we went in there and usually got no more than 20 items and that would USUALLY not always be our only trip there in one week. Now I go to my cute little organic shop and buy primarily fruits and veggies and spend way less and get more for my money! Like I said the shopping spree from today was for sure a SPREE! 😉
Heres what I got:
6 red bell peppers
organic herbed cheese
whole wheat freshly baked bread
pure maple syrup (huge amount of the cost) 7 Euros!
dozen local free roam FARM RAISED eggs
1 leter local farm raised goats milk
2 leters local farm raised cows milk
fresh coriander aka cilantro (also not a usually bought item)
head of broccoli
pinto beans (non canned, also not bought regularly)
tomato sauce (I usually make my own)
1 large Leek
Total 30 euros.
I usually spend no more than 15 euros per visit and I go twice a week. that sums up to about 30-40 dollars on organic local nutritious goodies every week! thats awesome compared to that processed crap I bought for 65 dollars in a mainstream american supermarket.
Go organic people! you know u want too!