vegan stuffed peppers // livelovesimple.com

Hello, friends! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a recipe. Now that I’ve got a colicky newborn on my hands, it’s a miracle when I find the time to cook, let alone to photograph and write about it! However, M. and I recently watched another great documentary — Fed Up — that reminded us how important it is that we’re eating a nutritious, (mostly!) whole foods diet.

For me, the hard part about clean eating is that I need a variety of flavors & textures in each meal to feel satisfied. M. is like a robot. He could eat steamed vegetables and lean meat every day and be content. I am the polar opposite. That leaves me eating loaded salads for most meals, but a few times a week I get creative in the kitchen. (With a newborn precariously balanced in the carrier upon my chest!)

These vegan stuffed peppers are one of my recent creations. You’ll have to forgive the fact that there are no proper measurements. Cooking is a real balancing act for me these days and there’s no time to measure. Even so, these peppers were delicious and I hope that you’ll enjoy them as much as we did.

Ingredients
3-4 large bell peppers, cleaned and sliced in half
handful of grape tomatoes, sliced in thirds
handful of black olives, sliced in quarters
cashew pieces
a grain for filling, cooked (I used a wild rice/quinoa/millet mix this time)
panko breadcrumbs
salt & pepper, to taste
a few dollops of vegan mayonnaise (I love Just Mayo)
vegetable broth or stock

Directions
Pour half of your vegetable stock into a baking dish. Place peppers bowl-side up in the dish. Bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes. While peppers are baking, mix all other ingredients (except for remaining broth) in a large bowl. Make sure that everything is well-mixed and evenly coated. Remove peppers from oven. Scoop stuffing mixture into peppers. Pour remaining broth over top of stuffing. Place in oven and bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until peppers reach your desired texture. We prefer our peppers to have a bit of crunch to them, but if you prefer them more well-done, add on baking time to taste.

vegan stuffed peppers // livelovesimple.com

vegan stuffed peppers // livelovesimple.com

When baking is finished, remove dish from oven and allow peppers to sit for a few minutes. Plate peppers and drizzle broth from the baking dish over each one for added flavor. Enjoy!

If you love stuffed pepper as much as I do, here is another one of my vegan stuffed pepper recipes. You can find lots of other whole foods and vegan recipes in my food section.

Bon appetit! ♥


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