How to make stuffed peppers

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You can stuff peppers with many fillings, here I used mince. You can also use the same mixture to stuff aubergines, courgettes, large mushrooms and large tomatoes

Start by gently sautéing a finely chopped onion and two sticks of celery (mine look a little dark as they've been frozen). Once golden brown put to one side.

In the same pan cook your mince. I used a mixture of grass fed minced beef and minced turkey to reduce the fat. Stir in 1/2 tsp cinnamon, cumin powder, chilli powder and dried oregano and tomato purée

Add a little water to allow the tomato and spices to form a sauce and add a heaped tablespoonful of quinoa (optional, this can be left out if you don't have it or want to reduce the carbs further)

Allow the quinoa to cook for a few mins, stirring occasionally

Add back the sautéed vegetables and plenty of chopped spinach. This is frozen but fresh is good as well

A a sprig of chopped mint and parsley and stir it all together

This is the stuffing ready for the peppers. It can also be wrapped in a lettuce leaf with a little yoghurt for a snack

Cut the peppers in half and fill with the stuffing

Top with a little feta (this can be omitted to reduce the fat but it's only about 20g between). Add a splash of water the the bottom and bake at 180 C for about 30-40 mins until the peppers are soft.

I like to serve this with roasted asparagus and tomatoes (see my guide for recipe) and some leaves

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