Nutritarian stuffed veggies

This past weekend I had a party to attend and I promised I’d bring something that I could eat. Of course when I do that I don’t want it to be too foreign because I want people to enjoy my food and think they could actually eat healthier.

I had no recipe that came instantly to mind and I had some huge portobello mushrooms and cute eggplants to stuff so some sort of stuffed veggie dish evolved.

I made the stuffing by sauteeing the following:
2 onions chopped
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
1 zucchini chopped
6 button mushrooms chopped
3 cloves of garlic

Once that was all soft and tasty I added half a can of tomato paste, 3 cups water, 1 cup brown rice (raw), chili powder, oregano, cumin and chipotle flakes to taste.

Once the rice was soft I added 1 large can of kinda mashed red beans to bind it along with a pkg of drained chopped defrosted spinach.

Stir well then spoon into mushrooms, peppers, eggplant or zucchini…or eat it like that BUT the killer part was the sauce I made to top it.

I baked it covered at 350 for 45 mins until the mushrooms/eggplants were tender then puréed 3 roasted red peppers, 1 tbsp balsamic, some franks red hot sauce and Italian herbs with a splash of water. I uncovered the stuffed veggies, poured the sauce over it and baked it for 10 mins.

Sometimes it’s nice to just build a recipe based on the flavors you’re craving and what you have on hand!

if you try this let me know!

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Middle Eastern Lentil Soup – Nutritarian Recipes

I love this soup! It’s so fast and easy and tastes great without any added salt or oil. I got wet and very cold on a short camping trip this weekend and I was craving soup so I made this one when I got home.

I followed the recipe except for any added salt and I didn’t add cardamom because I don’t have any.  I added one package of defrosted and drained chopped frozen spinach too.  This recipe is from one of my favourite blogs and can be found here.  Susan’s blog has so many awesome recipes and many are easy to convert to a nutritarian recipe if required.

This is a great nutritarian recipe because you get your greens, legumes and onions.  For some interest you could also add some mushrooms and get even more of your G-BOMBS in one bowl!  In a pinch you could whip this up and enjoy it for three or four meals depending on whether you eat it alone or with salad.

Fast and easy recipes are perfect if you’re busy and need something nutritious.  This even tastes good with less water and as the base for a stew if you add more vegetables to it!

Have a great time trying this recipe.  It has a nice flavour profile without being too overpowering.  Even people who don’t like Indian food might like this soup since the flavours aren’t too bold.  If you like bold then just adjust the seasoning to your liking!

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