Green Peppers are one of those vegetables that taste great raw, or cooked. I like all color peppers, green, red, orange, yellow, as a raw vegetable used in salads, or with dips. I also would like to share this recipe for peppers served hot, as a main meal, or a side dish. Peppers, like cabbage rolls, may be stuffed with meat or vegetable stuffing, so I selected the vegetable stuffing for this recipe.
Most of you already are familiar with Cabbage Rolls, but to Eastern European cooks, they are known as Holupki. Holubtsi, or Golabki. All Cabbage Rolls may look the same, yet be very different, depending on the filling used to prepare them. The most popular filling consists of cooked rice mixed with ground beef and spices; however you can also use rice or buckwheat mixed with mushrooms, spiced up mashed potatoes, or a vegetarian filling, which I will introduce in this recipe. Cabbage Rolls are not the easiest dish to prepare, since it requires a lot of prep work beforehand, especially the cabbage, but if you love them, it’s well worth the effort.
Here is another meatless dish, which is quick, easy, and nutritious. Perfect for a busy mom who strives to serve her family a healthy meal. These are perfect alone, or accompanied by a nice serving of garden salad, or a bowl of soup. This recipe serves 2-4.
One of my favorite recipes from my mom, is a recipe for crepes. She usually filled them with creamed, and sweetened, farmer’s cheese. I like my crepes filled with fresh fruits, or fruit preserves ( I use Smucker’s Sugar Free Fruit Preserves), served with fruit syrup (also by Smucker’s), and whipped cream. This dish may be served as a light main course, or as a dessert. Makes about 8 crepes.
The Great Lent is beginning soon, and will last for 40 days, until Easter Sunday, which means that I will be preparing meatless meals at least once, or twice, a week during this time. I will share with you some of my favorite meatless recipes.