Stuff it….

I like to make meat free meal at least once a week, and stuffed peppers is one of our favourites. And it’s a great way to use up that veg left in the fridge at the end of the week. I shop on a Wednesday.

I start with a cup of plain cous cous, mix with a teaspoon of Marigold vegetable bullion and 2 cups of hot water, Stir, cover with cling film and leave till cool.

Whilst this is cooling, I cut 3 red peppers in half, cleaning our any seeds and sit in a baking tray, like little ruby cups. Β Then finely chop spring onion and any other veg I have, mushrooms, pepper and herbs etc I have some mozzerella cheese to use up too, so I will chop that up too.

When the cous cous is cool, I tip into a larger bowl, and with a fork, ‘fluff’ it up, then I add a good glug of Olive oil, the juice and zest of a lemon, the chopped veg and the herbs and mix well together – then fill each pepper half and into a hot (180-200) oven for 20-30 minutes.


I will serve this with onion rice, a recipe given to me on the Old style forum at by a lovely lady called Lyn – thanks Lyn X Β If you need money saving tips, forget some bald bloke on TV, have a look at their meal tips.


Finely dice an onion and lightly fry in butter (or oil) then stir in a cup of rice, I use the absorption method for rice, a cup of rice, 2 cups of water, Β and in this case some mixed herbs, bring to the boil for a few minutes then simmer, whilst there is still some water in the pan, turn the heat off and keep a lid on the pan and let it steam, this always works for me and gives us fluffy rice πŸ€“



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Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

7 thoughts on “Stuff it….”

  1. We often have roasted veg with polenta – aubergines, peppers, onions, courgettes – then the leftover veg get stirred into pasta for another meat-free meal.


    1. Floss – that sounds good, is the polenta ‘soft’ ie like mash or firm? Also, do you add flavours to it like herbs etc? I tend to use it as chips or to coat things so more ideas are brilliant πŸ˜„ Thank you


    1. Sounds great πŸ˜‡ I used cous cous because I had a load to use, but rice is nice LOL
      the leftover cold cous cous will be youngest and hubby,s lunch tomorrow with the left over chicken from last night.
      If you have any cheap veggie meals I can add to the menu, I’d love to hear them X Not a lot we don’t like, apart from marzipan – bleughhhh


      1. That sounds good, am I right in thinking that the name is from Lord Woolton from ‘during the war’? I have the ‘we’ll eat again’ book, will have to dig it out.
        Will give the pie a go, sounds like a great veggie recipe for an Autumn evening πŸ™‚


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