Quinoa Stuffed Peppers / A Recipe in Haiku / Cooking Poetry

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searching for quinoa
was a challenge in Tangier
found it in London

I smuggled it home
and then made this recipe
just for all of you

quinoa stuffed peppers
a recipe in haiku
cooking poetry

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the ingredients
(an assortment of healthy
vegetables… plus cheese)

1 cup of quinoa
3 green peppers and 1 red
(with their tops removed)

1 can of chick peas
1 cup of tomato sauce
2 diced tomatoes

2 small zucchinis
2/3 cups grated cheddar
1 small onion, chopped

half-teaspoon fennel
half-teaspoon oregano
half-teaspoon basil

one pinch black pepper
2 teaspoons of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt

cooking directions
the best stuffed peppers you’ve had
are easy to make

I.
preheat your oven
to three-fifty fahrenheit
(one-eighty celsius)

II.
combine dry quinoa
with two cups water, then boil
reduce heat, cover

III.
simmer fifteen min
or until all the water
is fully absorbed

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IV.
sauté the onions
and garlic in oil until
slightly translucent

V.
stir in tomato,
zucchini, and all spices
sauté five minutes

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VI.
add tomato sauce,
chickpeas, and spices to taste
cover and simmer

VII.
after five minutes
mix in quinoa, fill peppers
top with pepper lids

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VIII.
bake fifteen minutes
until peppers are roasted
then remove the lids

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IX.
sprinkle cheese on top
bake for five minutes or till
golden and bubbling

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X.
eat your stuffed peppers:
vast cascades of melted cheese
a hidden surprise

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2 Responses

  1. Alyssa
    | Reply

    I may have to try
    This delicious recipe
    Written in haiku

  2. Red
    | Reply

    this was delicious
    and it stored quite well in the
    refrigerator

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