This Community Recipe comes is Ally’s Lentil Stuffed Peppers. Ally’s Lentil Stuffed Peppers are an attractive and appealing vegan stuffed vegetable dish. The sweet juicy peppers act like a bowl for the soft, warmly spicy lentil filling. This recipe has a surprising time-saving twist in the method.
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All about Ally
Ally describes herself as “a mix of Middle Eastern meets European Jew with a mix of Lebanese, Iraqi and European backgrounds”. No surprise then that Ally loves Middle Eastern food, hummus being her all-time favorite. She currently lives in London UK where she grew up.
Ally loves to travel (check out her Instagram for holiday inspiration!) She is currently reading Sapiens A Brief History of Human Kind by Yuval Noah Harari. Her favorite authors are Joel Dicker and H.K. Abrahams.
Her favorite meal is vegan style Bamya (okra stew). Ally’s other favourite foods are avocados, acai, peanut butter and matcha.
Ally has been unable to eat animal-based products for a while, and got creative with food to make things interesting. She has always enjoyed making food healthy and as of late, she has been focusing on vegan and gluten free recipes. Ally loves keeping fit and you can regularly find her in workout clothes either just about to start a workout or just finished one.
For vegan recipe inspiration ideas, Ally is enjoying these three cookbooks:
Vegan Street Food: Foodie travels from India to Indonesia by Jackie Kearney
Mildreds Vegan Cookbook by Dan Acevedo
Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
How was this recipe created?
Stuffed vegetables are a big hit with Ally, but she always found them a bit heavy. Peppers and eggplants are traditionally stuffed with minced meat, but even vegan alternatives can be a little heavy. Ally’s Lentil Stuffed Peppers use an alternative filling with lentils and mushrooms instead. Everyone who has tried them loves Ally’s Lentil Stuffed Peppers and thinks they are super delicious.
Key ingredients for Ally’s Lentil Stuffed Peppers
Red Split lentils
Organic peeled tomatoes in a can
Peppers are an ideal vegetable to fill because of their natural cup shape. However, you could try this recipe with several other vegetables too – pumpkins, squash, marrow and even zucchini could work. You can also vary the filling – why not use up leftover bean stew / vegan cottage pie filling? Add extra veg to leftover risotto mix and sprinkle breadcrumbs and herbs on top for a bit of crunch and pop of color.
More Community Recipes
If this is your kind of dish, make sure you check out these other contributions from our community – and don’t forget to get in touch to share your vegan recipe too!
Kira’s Almond Butter Oatmeal Cookies are a gooey and chewy cookie that are oil-free, refined sugar-free, and use all natural ingredients. With oats and fruits, they are filling and so healthy that you can eat them for breakfast
Megan’s Seasonal Root Vegetable Latkes is a modern version of a traditional Jewish recipe served for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. This recipe is vegan and gluten-free and they are delicious. You do not need to wait until Hanukkah to enjoy them.
Kosher, plant-based + Vegan Cookbooks
Feeding Women of the Bible, Feeding Ourselves: A Jewish Food Hero Cookbook a Jewish female community cookbook featuring 20 female heroines from the Hebrew Bible.
For complete menus of plant-based dishes for special holiday tables, look to the Jewish Food Hero Cookbook: 50 Simple Plant-Based Recipes for Your Holiday Meals