Stuffed mini peppers

When I saw at the market this small little cutties right away i tought about making such dish with them. My peppers are stuffed just with vegetables and champinones. If it would be bigger, probably I would mixed vegetables with some rise or groats.

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8-10 small peppers
200 g champignons
2 carrots
1 small zucchini
1 onion
half a can of red beans
125g grated mozzarella
olive oil
salt, pepper, spicy pepper in powder

 

Filling:

Fry onion on olive oil on the low heat, add a teaspoon of salt, cover the pan. When the onion is soft, add finely chopped champignons. Fry mushrooms not covering the pan, you can add more olive oil. When are browned, remove the champignons from the pan.

The frying pan, add more oil and fry the finely chopped carrots, add pinch of salt, cover. After 3 minutes, add finely chopped zucchini, fry a few minutes uncovered.

Mix zucchini, carrot, cheese and mushrooms. Rinse the beans well and add it to the mixture. Add salt, pepper and spicy pepper.

 

Peppers:

Cut off the stem of each bell pepper to make a little hole. Remove seeds and membranes and rinse peppers. Salt peppers from inside.

Stuff the peppers with filling using small spoon, try to push with yous fingers as much filling as possible.

For heat resistant dish, add about half a glass of water, two tablespoons of olive oil and pinch of salt. Place the stuffed peppers there.

Bake at 180 degrees for about 30 minutes. Until the peppers will soften. You can start checking it after about 20 minutes with the fork.

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young string beans salad

String beans are often guest on my table,  I like it a lot! Usually I eat it like side dish but with some other ingredients can also be served like salad.

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800 grams of wax beans and green beans
100 grams of small tomatoes (which you like)
3 scallions of olive oil
half of lemon
15 g of pine nuts
salt, sugar

1. Separate the green beans from the  beans. Clean the bean. Cut off the tips. Heat two pots of water with salt. For 400g of beans you need about 2 liters of water and 2 teaspoons of salt and one of sugar. When the water is boiling put the beans to it (sepatate green and wax).
2. Green beans cook longer than wax. Yellow between 4 and 12 minutes, green for about 10 – 15 minutes. . Check from time to time one bean with a fork if  is already good. Should be al’dente, means half hard.
3. When the beans are ready, pour water with them through a sieve, drain and cool with cold water. Put on the plate.
4. Mix both colors of beans.
5. Clean the tomatoes and cut them in half.
6. The pine nuts roast in a frying pan on a smallheat untill brownish color.
7. When the beans cool  add tomatoes and pine nuts, add the olive oil, juice from lemon and salt.

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banana-oat pancakes

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5 tbsp of oats
1 tbsp of chia seeds
glass of milk
1 big ripe banana
1 egg
2 spoons of gluten free flour
pinch of salt
oil

1. Oats and chia put to small pot. Add milk so it will be 1 cm above oats, mix. You can cook it few minutes on small heat or leave it overnight for soften. Oats should absorbe the milk. If you cook – leave for cool.
2. Smash banana with the fork. Add banana to oat mix.
3. Add one egg and pinch of salt. Mix.
4. Add one spoon of flour, mix all together and just if necessary add another one.
5. Heat one spoon o oil on the pan on medium heat, use the spoon to form small pancakes in the pan. Fry on both sides.

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avocado-egg cream

Avocados and eggs are extremely important in vegetarian diet, but healthy for each of us. Avocado contains valuable Oleic Acid, and eggs are the source of protein and calcium.

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1 large ripe avocado
3 eggs (hard boiled)
small onion
salt, pepper
1 tbsp of oil

  1. Slice avokado on half, remove the pit. Take out avocado with tablespoon. Smash avokado with fork.
  2. Eggs chop on small pieces.
  3. Chop onion and frie on oil (with a bit od salt) untill soft.
  4. Mix all ingredients. You can leave it in such form or blend everything together untill smooth.

My serving options:
1. With grilled zucchini and rucola.
2. With cherry tomatoes, rucola and roasted sunflower seeds.

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overnight oatmeal

It’s good to start the day with healthy and energetic meal. For me perfect combination for that is oatmeal with chia seeds, coconut milk and greek yogurt plus some fruits.

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5 tbsp oats
1 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp greek yogurt
1/3 cup coconut milk
2 tsp of coconut drink (or just water)
1 tbsp honey

Recipe is very easy: just mix all together, leave it in the fridge overnight, take it out at morning, add some fruits and enjoy 🙂

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zucchini pizza crust

So delicious, healthy and easy. I’m going to do it more often.

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100g cheddar cheese
3 tbsp of parmesan
1 large egg
3 tbsp corn flour
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 tsp oregano
salt, pepper

 

1. Grate the zucchini, leve it for 15 minutes. Pour away water released by zucchini.
2. Preheat the oven to 230 ° C. Spread the baking plate with the baking paper.
3. To zucchini add grated cheese, flour, egg, olive oil and spices. Mix.
4. Form the ball from mass, put on a baking paper and form pizzas shape.
5. Bake it for about 20 minutes untill crust will start getting a little brown colour.
6. Take out the crust from oven and add topping. Bake about 15 minutes.

topping example:
4 tbsp of arrabbiata sauce
3 tbsp of parmesan
125g of mozzarella
leaves of basil

 

 

baked potato spirals

Baked potatoes I eat several times a week, sometimes as a snack, sometimes as a side dish. Potato spirals are nice alternative for serving the dish, or and idea for party-snack.  I have to admit, that cutting potatos in spiral shape is not so easy. I was helping myself by watching the instructions on youtube and still my potatoes are not perfect. But I believe that practice will make me a master.

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1. Pick small potatoes. Clean the potatoes well, cut off the ends on both sides.
2. Bamboo skewers brush with olive oil. Pierce potatoes with bamboo skewers.
3. Start cutting the potato from one side to another into a spiral shape. Cut them deep until the knife touch the skewer.
4. Loosen up the potato and kind of gently stretch then on all lenght of skewer.
5. Using brush cover potatos with oil, salt, favorite spieces and herbs. I have used thyme and spicy paprika.
6. Bake them in 180 C for about 40 min.

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