One-pot meals and stuffed peppers

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Looking through my Photobucket albums yesterday, I realized that there are a lot of recent pictures of this:


It’s the biggest saucepan out of a set of red-and-white pans my mom bought a while back, and apparently I’ve been making more one-pot meals in it than I thought.  Not that this is a bad thing!  The latest concoction above was Robin Robertson’s (yep, her again) Jumpin’ Jambalaya, out of Vegan Fire & Spice.

jambalaya bowl

I love that cookbook to bits.  “Decently spicy” isn’t good enough for me–I like hot food, and Robertson really delivers in most of the recipes.  The jambalaya was something I’d made before, but it’s been a while so I thought I’d whip it up again.  So good with a little brown rice!  I didn’t have any homemade seitan left; the stuff in the pictures is from a neat local business called Vegan Creations.  I envy their seitan.  The seasonings are tasty and it’s always way more firm than mine ever comes out.

Last night I mixed things up a bit.  Sticking with the Robin Robertson theme (1,000 Vegan Recipes this time), I tried out peppers stuffed with quinoa and pinto beans:

stuffed peppers

They were pretty awesome, but I think adding a few more spices and a little lemon juice to the filling would be even better.  It was mostly quinoa and mashed pinto beans, with a little parsley, salt, and pepper.  I like experimenting with seasonings, so the next time I make these I’m going to mix it up a bit!

Question for the comments: What’s your favorite stuffed vegetable recipe?


About the Author:

Sam has been eating a plant-based diet since summer of 2009 and has spent the subsequent years experimenting with all manner of plant-based food. She holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is a graduate of the Bauman College Nutrition Consultant Program. She is a former member of Toastmasters International and was awarded a Competent Communicator designation for public speaking. When she's not blogging or cooking, Sam likes to read and study the Bible, play silly card games and knit socks.
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  1. Moondancer  June 22, 2010

    I like one pot meals too. I have a big stainless steel pot that I use to prepare a lot of one pot meals.

    Oh by the way, that looks really delicious. I like stuffed vegetable recipes, my daughter enjoys it since she likes helping me stuff things. Our favorite would be raw collard wraps stuffed with any type of raw veggies that I’ve pulsed in the food processor.

    Yesterday I made Chana masala. I even posted a picture on my blog which is something I don’t do as much as I would like, heh. 🙂

    • Sam  June 22, 2010

      Oh wow, it looks delicious! I love Indian food. 🙂

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