Thursday, March 19, 2009

CEIMB - Greek Style Stuffed Peppers




My first CEIMB post, yay!  Its kind of nice that my first recipe was very straightforward and was baked in an oven :)

The recipe was chosen by Ali from the healthy hostess.  


I was a little unsure about the recipe when i saw the list of ingredients, bulgar wheat (never tried it), zucchini (or courgette as i know it, and not that fond of it), and red peppers (hmm).  Well its my first CEIMB and i'm not going to give it a miss, and i do want to get over any irrational fears or apprehension of certain foods that i have.  


I loved the preparation of this.  Everything except the peppers, tomatoes and cheese, gets mixed altogether in a bowl, stuffed into the pepper halves then topped with the tomatoes and cheese.  How easy is that?  I did add the juice and some zest of a lemon as i still have lemons left over from my TWD French Yogurt Cake, and i also added some mozzarella cheese.  I actually made double the recipe as I have family staying with me at the moment.  Somehow i ended up with more stuffing then peppers so i just filled all the gaps with it too.


So in it went into the oven and an hour and a half later it was time to tuck in.  I served it with brown rice and it was really yummy.  Next time (yes i will be making it again) i will add some chilli and allspice to bring out the flavours a little more.

Thanks for a great choice and entry into CEIMB  :)

8 comments:

Craving Ellie in My Belly said...

These look wonderful! I love how brown and crusty your cheese got.
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Aggie said...

Your peppers look delicious!! Welcome to the group!

Jen said...

Welcome to CEIMB! We are happy to have you! I am glad you enjoyed your first recipe this week! These peppers were a complete disaster for me. Here's hoping to better luck next week!

Leslie said...

Your peppers look fabulous! Good for you for making these even though they contained foods you hadn't used or didn't like. I think adding lemon was a good call, and I also would definitely boost the spices next time.

Jessica said...

Breathtaking photos! Welcome to the group :)

Pamela said...

WELCOME to CEiMB! Your first dish turned out so beautiful! IT looks really delicious, especially with all of that cheese. Yum!

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