Today’s VeganMoFo prompt is:
16. What’s your favourite late summer food?
We’re past the halfway mark of VeganMoFo now, and I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly feeling the drain of posting everyday! I mean…I love it, I love this recipe-making, photo-taking, blog-writing lifestyle. But my creative juices are running a bit on empty.
So I’m taking this opportunity to cook a recipe from my favourite cookbook :)
At first I couldn’t think of a favourite late summer food (it’s late winter here, so I’m still thinking all about soups and oatmeal), but these dolmade-stuffed capsicums from Annie Oliverio’s Crave Eat Heal are the perfect late summer meal! I love dolmades, and this is a clever idea to combine dolmade-stuffing into capsicums (or peppers).
I’ve tried making stuffed capsicums a few times in my life but never really had much success. The whole thing would turn out undercooked…crunchy rice…raw capsicum…it was never a nice affair. Annie’s recipe worked perfectly for me though, YAY! Don’t you just love it when your recipe actually resembles the photo from the recipe book?
However, I did make a few alterations, mainly because I was underprepared. I would have loved to make the dolmade stuffing that Annie made, but I had no olives or sultanas. And then I was thinking I wouldn’t have enough stuffing for all my capsicums, so I grated up some carrot and zucchini to go in as well. It would have been much tastier with the olives and sultanas though…
But, the rice was well cooked, and the capsicums were cooked through. It was a really tasty meal, especially with the cashew cream sauce (recipe also in Crave Eat Heal).
Comment below and let me know:
- What is your favourite late summer food?
- Do you prefer cooking from cookbooks or just making up your own meals?
Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links, so if you click through and make a purchase I earn a small commission to help with the cost of running this blog. I only ever promote products I truly believe are wonderful :)