Quick With Peppers and Pasta

February 10, 2014
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Its been some time that I wanted to add an element of food and recipes to this blog because that is an important part of what the blog stands for- Looking good and eating well! Also, I believe in the goodness of vegetarian eating and have always tried to promulgate in whatever ways I could. So, let me quickly start off this journey with my first post that features two of my favorite and extremely easy to make recipes.

1- Stuffed Peppers

What you need– Bell Peppers (Obviously)
2 small carrots
Few halved cherry tomatoes
Any cheese of your choice; preferably soft. I love unflavored chèvre. 
Some leftover rice and leftover bread crumbs
Olive oil
Salt and Pepper
Herbs of your choice (Oregano, Basil etc. if you like)
Process– Absolutely Simple!
Preheat oven to 400 F and meanwhile mix all the ingredients (except the bread crumbs) together along with just a pinch of salt and pepper. Now slice the top of the peppers and remove the seeds if there are any. Now stuff them with the prepared mixture and seal with the bread crumbs. Now finish by drizzling little olive oil on the outside of the peppers and you are ready to roast.
Place them on your oven tray and bake the same for about 20 min.

2. Creamy Basil Pasta

What you need– Spaghetti Pasta (Boiled)
Cherry Tomatoes
Lots of garlic (I love it)
Fresh Basil (Chopped)
Creme Cheese
Goat Cheese or any soft cheese that is medium bodied
Olive oil
Salt
ProcessStart with boiling your pasta and keep it aside. It always makes sense to add few drops of oil to the boiling water for that way the pasta does not stick. Also, don´t over-boil. Every pasta packing gives instructions about the cooking time; read that.

Heat oil in a pan and add garlic. When it turns golden brown add chopped basil leaves. Now quickly add the tomatoes. When you notice the skins peeling off turn off the nob and keep aside. 

Now in another or in same pan heat very little oil. When hot add both the cheeses and let them melt. Add some more chopped basil leaves so that the flavour gets well infused in the cheese mix as well. heat for about two minutes and add a little salt. You can also add pepper if its your spice. I even add fresh cilantro.
Now, spread the pasta on to your serving plate and pour the cheese mix on to it followed by the tomato and garlic mix.
You are ready to serve or slurp!

Enjoy your quick and yummy meal and share the feedback!

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