New Years eve was upon us and I had decided to use up all the leftover Christmas foods and start January with a fresh slate after all the holiday gorging on vegan cheese's and meats. We had a pepper left over, a few bits of cheese and a packet of quinoa that had been sat in the cupboard since early 2017, so I came up with this yummy combo...
It was marvellous, some even said its their favourite meal i've made yet, what a lovely way to end a year on a high. Like all my recipes this requires simple and few ingredients, is very easy to make and doesn't take long at all. Give it a go and let me know what you think, its a perfect dish to try if your doing Veganuary! :)
Recipe serves 2
1/2 Red onion
1 tsp coconut sugar
1/2 garlic clove
1 red pepper
A small block of Wensleydale with cranberries cheese - Free from selection at Sainsbury's
1 C quinoa
Optional sprinkle of paprika
Set the oven to 225C
Chop the red pepper in half and remove the centre seedy bit
Chop the red onion, garlic and Wensleydale
Now that little mix is going to be separated evenly and placed into each pepper bowl
Sprinkle each half with a little coconut sugar and paprika (optional)
Place your pepper bowls onto the tin foil and wrap them like a xmas present but leaving a little peeping gap above the centre mix
Pop that jazz in the oven and lets crack on with the rest..
Cook the quinoa... pan, water, boil, simmer, wait etc etc
1Cup quinoa to 2 Cups of water, microwave for 5 mins Stir then another 8 mins
Cut your pom in half
When the quinoa is cooked, drain any excess water and mix all your seeds in
Now we're wanting those peppers to look nice and soft, leave them in for as long as it takes but usually around 25min. Just enough time for that quinoa to turn fluffy
Take pepper parcels out and pop them on a plate.
Careful not to spill any of the yummy melted onion cheese juices!...
Spoon your pomegranate quinoa mix into the top of the parcels
I had some Violife grill me cheese leftover so I grilled some strips and popped that on top, combined with yummy steamed parsnips and Brussel sprouts.
Fully recommend this healthy yummy combo...
Wish me luck with my January cleanse, I'll be dreaming of this meal.