FOCACCIA WITH SUN-DRIED TOMATOES

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FOCACCIA WITH SUN-DRIED TOMATOES

INGREDIENTS (FOR 6 PEOPLE)

300 g Spelt flour

100 g (approximately) water

4 g fast acting fresh yeast

150 g Ciappa tomatoes

2 chopped Tropea onions

2 chopped spring-onion

2 olive oil spoons

DIRECTIONS:

Combine together all the ingredients with warm water and mix to a dough.

Leave the dough in a dried place approximately for 4 hours.

Take the dough out and place it in an oiled backing tray.

Bake it in preheated 200° oven for 20 minutes, or until nicely browned.

Cut into square for serving and sprinkle a trickle of olive oil and some rocket on it.

 

ENJOY IT!

You can find these delicious Italian and Bio Ciappa tomatoes in http://www.pomodorisecchi.com/prodotti.php

Italian blog: http://www.natureatblog.com/focaccia-pomodori-secchi/

 

STUFFED PEPPERS (VEGAN RECIPE)

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STUFFED PEPPERS  (VEGAN RECIPE)

A new recipe has been added to our kitchen!

Today, we suggest to try a very light and easy to cook dish: the vegan version of stuffed peppers.

I have to say, I don’t really like cooked peppers. I better prefer them raw, but this time I changed my mind. I can’t stop eating them!

Shopping list for 4 peppers:

–       4 peppers (choose the color you prefer). In this case I chose the red ones; –

–       100 gr of carrots;

–       150 gr of precooked peas;

–       A clove of garlic;

–       100 g cherry tomatoes;

–       100 g of “Arborio” rice;

–       Olive oil.

Spices:

Salt, pepper and curcuma

So, let’s start….

In a capacious pan put some olive oil, an unpeeled garlic clove, and let it cook slowly, until they golden.

Add chopped carrots and half cut cherry tomatoes. Rise the heat.

In the meanwhile, prepare peppers. Cut them in two parts and clean well their inner.

When tomatoes turn into a smooth cream (about 5 minutes), put peas, rice and the top of peppers. Add two glasses of water (or vegetable broth) to the rice, and cover it with a lid.

Cook rice for about 15 minutes and before it cooks, put it in the oven and let it finish cooking.

Put the lid off and let excess water to dry. Add spices.

Fill peppers with the mixture.

Put in the oven for 20 minutes  at 270 degrees.

Serve them hot!

Useful suggestions:

–       If you want to reproduce an irresistible crust grate some bread on the top of the rice before to put peppers in the oven.

Italian Blog: http://www.natureatblog.com/page/2/