STUFFED BELL PEPPER DINNER AND BANANA PUDDING FOR DESSERT

Dinner-stuffed bell pepper. Dessert-banana pudding.

Dinner-stuffed bell pepper. Dessert-banana pudding.

 

Hey HH family,

So I posted some nutritious recipes and you demanded the recipes. So here you go!

STUFFED BELL PEPPERS

4 bell peppers (any color)

1 fifteen ounce can of a mixed bean(black, kidney, and chick pea), drained and rinsed

1 cup cooked quinoa

1 ½ cup oatmeal dry

½ onion, finely diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 large carrot, peeled and shredded

2 celery stalks, washed and shredded

1 cup finely chopped brown mushrooms

3 tablespoon Italian seasoning

2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce or tamari (GF) OR Braggs Liquid Amino

Ingredients for stuffed bell pepper dinner

Ingredients for stuffed bell pepper dinner

 

 

Mushroom Gravy:

1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided

1 cup chopped white onion

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

8 ounces wild mushrooms, trimmed and chopped

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary

1/4 cup Merlot or other spicy red wine

2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari

3 tablespoons nutritional yeast

2 tablespoons brown rice flour or quinoa flour

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, bring 1/2 cup broth to a simmer. Add onion and garlic and cook for about 4 minutes or until onion is translucent. Stir in mushrooms, rosemary and thyme and continue to cook about 2 minutes or until mushrooms release their liquid and start to become tender. Add wine and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in remaining 3 cups broth and bring to a simmer.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together tamari, yeast and flour to form a thick paste. Add mixture to skillet about 1 teaspoon at a time, whisking constantly to make sure paste dissolves. Bring to a boil and boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add pepper.

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350ºF and have your 4 bell peppers cleaned and tops cut off already. Mash beans in a large bowl with a fork or potato masher and mix all ingredients until evenly combined. Transfer to cut opened bell peppers and pat down firmly and tightly using a spatula. Bake for 35 minutes until firm and brown on the on the top. Allow it to cool and firm up before serving, about 15 minutes. Serve with mushroom gravy on top. Place top part of bell pepper back on for garnish.

Cooked and ready to eat!

Cooked and ready to eat!

 

Makes 4 servings. Serve with a fresh side salad to get in extra greens.

Ingredients for banana pudding

Ingredients for banana pudding

BANANA PUDDING

1 cup coconut milk
2 bananas
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 medjool dates, pits removed
2 tablespoons chia seeds

Puree everything but the chia seeds in a blender until smooth, combined and thick. You may see a few little bits of the dates still, but that’s ok. Pour the mixture into bowl or pitcher, add in the chia seeds. Make sure to stir well to combine. Cover the bowl or put the lid on the pitcher and shake well. Pour the mixture into fun serving size dessert cups. Keep in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 4 hours.
Top with fresh banana slices for garnish.

Serves 4

Garnish with banana slices and enjoy!

Garnish with banana slices and enjoy!

 

I hope you guys enjoy these nutritious recipes. There is more to come!

Marzia

 

 

 

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