Meat free Monday – Mexican stuffed capsicums

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Mexican stuffed capsicum.

This recipe is enough to stuff 2 to 4 capsicums (or bell peppers if you are in the US) Depending on their size.

Ingredients:

Cous cous

2 Tbs of the mexican spice mix found here

2 spring onions

½ cup of corn kernals

½ cup of chopped green string beans

½ tsp salt

2 to 4 capsicums

½ to 1 cup of grated cheese

 

Cut the top of your capsicum off, angling the knife so that you can put the top back on once you have stuffed it.

Cook 1 cup of the dry cous cous according to the directions on the packet.

Add all of your other ingredients besides the cheese to the cous cous and mix well.

Firmly stuff the capsicums with the cous cous mixture, and sprinkle your cheese on top of the stuffing.

Replace the top of your capsicum, and bake in the oven, or hooded bbq until capsicum is soft, and the skin is blistered.

Sweet Saturday

I’m sorry there is no recipe this weekend, and I’m not sure if there will be a Kids craft Sunday either, things have just gotten a bit on top of me at the moment.

However I can leave you with a picture:

My little boy turned 2 Yesterday (Saturday) And this is his birthday cake. I cheated and used Vanilla cupcake mix, and just rolled out fondant and used cookie cutters to cut it and decorate. It’s the very hungry caterpillar.

Sweet Saturday – Strawberry almond and oat muffins

As my migraines have been so much worse lately we have decided to try cutting out all artificial additives. So no colourings, preservatives, artificial sweeteners etc. This is meant to help with migraines, and also might help with my sons behavioral issues so it’s win win.

Here is a recipe I came up with today to use up some of the strawberries we got cheap at the markets.

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup of cooked strawberries. (quarter approx 2 punnets of strawberries simmer in saucepan with 1/2 cup of water for 25 mins)

1 1/4 cup of applesauce

3/4 cup of chopped natural almonds

2 cups of wholemeal flour

1 cup of plain flour

1 cup of whole oats

4 tsp baking powder

2 tsp bicarb soda

1/2 cup of brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Pre heat oven to 150 degrees Celsius fan forced (130 Celsius non fan forced) ((300 Fahrenheit))

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. If the mix is too dry you can add more applesauce, strawberry sauce or a little milk (rice or soy is fine) if needed.

Spoon into muffin tins and bake. To be honest I forgot to check the time when I put them in, but I would check them after 20 mins and go from there. You can tell if they are ready by poking them with a skewer.

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They are very yummy, although they are pretty dense for someone who is used to eating store bought sugary muffins.