Stuffed Bell Peppers with Avonmore Cottage Cheese

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Ingredients

  • 4 Red Peppers, Halved
  • 150g Cooked Long- Grain Rice
  • 1/2 Small Onion, Chopped
  • 4 Cherry Tomatoes, Chopped
  • 4 tbsp Avonmore Cottage Cheese
  • 4 Shredded Basil Leaves
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 Clove Garlic Chopped
  • Avonmore grated cheddar cheese
  • Olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Add some olive oil to a hot frying pan and fry the onion and garlic for 2 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and allow to cool.
  2. Into the bowl add the rice, cherry tomatoes, cottage cheese, basil & tomato puree and mix together. Season with salt & pepper.
  3. Place the peppers in a large baking dish and spoon the cottage cheese/rice mixture into them.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, sprinkle over the grated cheddar and bake for a further 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and serve.

http://cookwithavonmore.ie/recipe/stuffed-bell-peppers-with-avonmore-cottage-cheese/

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Avonmore Cottage Cheese

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Ingredients

  • 4 Red Peppers, Halved
  • 150g Cooked Long- Grain Rice
  • 1/2 Small Onion, Chopped
  • 4 Cherry Tomatoes, Chopped
  • 4 tbsp Avonmore Cottage Cheese
  • 4 Shredded Basil Leaves
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 Clove Garlic Chopped
  • Avonmore grated cheddar cheese
  • Olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Add some olive oil to a hot frying pan and fry the onion and garlic for 2 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and allow to cool.
  2. Into the bowl add the rice, cherry tomatoes, cottage cheese, basil & tomato puree and mix together. Season with salt & pepper.
  3. Place the peppers in a large baking dish and spoon the cottage cheese/rice mixture into them.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, sprinkle over the grated cheddar and bake for a further 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and serve.

http://cookwithavonmore.ie/recipe/stuffed-bell-peppers-with-avonmore-cottage-cheese/

Catherine Fulvio’s Courgette, Feta and Chive Tart

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Health and taste come together in this delicious Courgette, Feta and Chive Tart. A wonderful pizza alternative by celebrity chef and Whirlpool ambassador, Catherine Fulvio.

INGREDIENTS

For the roasted vegetables

  • 2 medium red onions, sliced
  • 2 medium courgettes, sliced diagonally
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 2 tbsp rape seed oil
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp chives, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 375g pack ready rolled puff pastry
  • 4 tbsp basil pesto
  • 180g ricotta
  • Egg wash, 1 egg and 2tbsp water
  • 60g feta, crumbled
  • Chive lengths, to garnish

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 (oC/fan) or 160 (oC/gas 4). Place the onions, courgettes and red pepper slices into a roasting pan and drizzle with oil, sprinkle over the paprika as well as the chives. Roast for about 15mins until just tender. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and set aside.
  2. Increase the temperature of the oven to 190 (oC/fan) 170 (oC/gas 3). Place the pastry on a piece of baking parchment onto a baking tray. Measure a 1 ½ cm edge around the pastry, using a sharp knife cut out the edge, carefully not to slice all the way through. Using a fork, prick the inner rectangle of the pastry and brush with egg wash. Bake for 20mins until golden. Remove from the oven and press the inner pastry rectangle down slightly.
  3. Combine the basil pesto and ricotta and spread over the pastry leave the edge.
  4. Arrange the roasted vegetable on top and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Drizzle over a little rapeseed oil. Sprinkle over the feta and bake for about 7 to 8 mins until the feta is slightly golden.
  5. Arrange the chive lengths on top and serve immediately.

Tip:
Any vegetables can be used like roasted sweet potatoes, cherry tomatoes and artichokes and sprinkle over chopped rosemary.

Recipe courtesy of Whirlpool. http://www.rte.ie/lifestyle/food/recipes

Organic Salad with Roasted Vegetables, Salad Leaves and Cheese

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This makes a perfect lunch with some crusty bread.

 Serves 4

Preparation time: 30 mins 

Ingredients

  • 1-2 aubergines
  • 8 unpeeled garlic cloves
  • 3 tablesp.olive oil
  • 2 red peppers, halved and deseeded
  • 2 tablesp. balsamic vinegar
  • 4 scallions, finely sliced
  • 8-10 black olives
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Salad leaves, generous handful per person
  • 200g cheese

To Cook

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4, 180°C (350°F). Slice the aubergines lengthwise and mix with 6 of the garlic cloves and 1-2 tablespoons of the oil. Spread out on a baking sheet. Season well. Roast until tender – this will take approximately 20 minutes.

Grill the peppers until well blackened. Cover with a tea towel and leave to cool. Then remove the skins and cut into strips.

Whisk the vinegar with the remaining oil in a large bowl, peel and chop the remaining garlic and add to the bowl. Mix in the aubergines and peppers, scallions and olives. Taste for seasoning. Tear up the salad leaves, arrange on a large platter, top with aubergine mixture and sprinkle with cheese.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with crusty bread.