I’m back with my promise of eating more healthier in 2017. It has not been without its slip ups of course. Temptation and habits are one hell of a thing to break. Not to mention the outside influences around you and the social gatherings surrounded by food. It has been hard to stick to my goals at times but I am slowly getting there. I know beating myself up will lead to nowhere and even more failure. Isn’t it funny how we sabotage ourselves when we make a mistake? It is a no win situation, yet so many people admit doing it to themselves.
One of my goals for the new year is to eat more vegetarian dishes. I’m a huge meat eater, and we eat meat or poultry every single day of the week. Having a meal without meat just seems off to me, like something is missing. When I thought of vegetarian meals that really satisfied me and that I would call a complete meal, one particular dish came into mind. Egyptian stuffed peppers – these babies have no meat to be seen but they are so, so good. Like I could eat the whole pot of them if I lacked self control. I won’t deny almost completing that task a few times. 😛
I love these stuffed peppers because they are easy to prepare. They are colorful and just make you feel hungry looking at them! Don’t even get me started on how good these babies make your kitchen smell while cooking… the fresh herbs in this dish gives it a wonderful smell. I never knew how much I loved dill until I made this. When I was younger, I may have cooked with dried dill before but fresh dill is where it is at!
Egyptian Stuffed Peppers
I ate this for the first time by you guessed it – my mother in law. Her food is soooo good. My husband jokes all of the time that if she were younger, she could totally run a successful restaurant. Her food isn’t fancy, but it is full of flavor and leaves you feeling satisfied and happy. I’m kind of jealous my husband got to enjoy that kind of food for his whole life! She will be visiting us in the summer and we can’t wait to invite all of our friends to dinner to enjoy her yummy cooking!
If I make a huge batch of this it can last all week and it works great reheated. I literally never get tired of eating it. If you don’t like peppers, you can hollow out any vegetable you enjoy and cook them that way too. I just prefer peppers because they are easy to fill compared to smaller vegetables. I’m also a huge fan of stuffed eggplant and zucchini which are other popular vegetables to stuff with this rice mixture.
As always, this recipe is from my mother in law who is Egyptian. I’m sure there are some variations in recipes from household to household. Stuffed peppers is a dish that can be found in many countries as well. I hope you give it a try! If you do, I would love for you to leave me a comment or tag me on Instagram with your meal. 🙂
Looking for more stuffed pepper recipes?
Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers by Mrs. Happy Homemaker
Breakfast Stuffed Peppers by Made With Happy
Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Peppers by The Recipe Critic
Garlic & Herb Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers by Crumbs and Chaos