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Stuffed sweet red peppers September 17, 2014

Filed under: Quick and easy,Sides,Vegetarian — blisteringlydrunk @ 1:29 pm

Istuffed peppers found this recipe here and it fit all my needs: I needed to pair something with easy breezy gyoza (’cause if this would have been challenging, what would be the point?) and I had a lot of tomatoes, peppers and some feta I wanted to use up.  The whole family loved it, and it took about 5 minutes to throw together…

Ingredients

2 large, long red peppers
200 g (6½oz) cherry tomatoes
125 g (4oz) feta cheese, crumbled
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
10 basil leaves, chopped (I didn’t have fresh, so I used dried and it was great)
1-2 t olive oil
2 t balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper, to taste
3-4 t fresh breadcrumbs (I used Panko)
Olive oil, to serve
Extra basil leaves, to garnish

Heat the oven to 400°. Halve the peppers lengthways and remove the seeds. Halve the tomatoes and put in a bowl with the feta, garlic, basil, oil and vinegar. Mix. Season with salt and pepper. Place the mixture in equal portions in each of the pepper halves and then sprinkle breadcrumbs on top. Throw the peppers on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until they have softened and the tops are golden. Drizzle with oil, if desired, garnish with a few basil leaves and chow down.  Cheers! Ren

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Simple Broccoli Pasta September 12, 2014

Filed under: Mains,Quick and easy — blisteringlydrunk @ 10:39 am
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Get that broccoli in there!

Get that broccoli in there!

This is actually Kyla’s recipe, which she got from Katie, but in an effort to start blogging again, I’m stealing it for my post. Sorry gals. She sold me on it with her “quick and easy way to get broccoli into your family” talk. She’s good like that.  She also convinced me to buy pre-cut broccoli, and seriously, I hate chopping broccoli (how many of you have the Dana Carvey SNL song in your head now?), so this was brilliant.

Ingredients

1 lb broccoli
1 lb pasta (Or whatever. Equal parts broc and pasta worked for me)
1 garlic clove
1/3 c olive oil
shake or two red pepper flakes
salt & pepper
grated parmesan (or cheese of choice)

Boil pasta according to directions and about 2 minutes before it’s ready, add broccoli. Drain. Meanwhile, heat oil in pan and add garlic, flakes, salt & pepper (just heat, don’t start to sizzle it too much). Add pasta and broccoli and mix well. Throw cheese on top. Consume. See? Quick and easy. Ren