Peter Picked a Pepper

Our regular volunteer chef, Pete, comes up trumps again and turns a lorry load of peppers into a meal fit for a king.

Getting Creative In The Kitchen

Here at Pete’s Eats we are often accused of being stuck in our ways, churning out a variation of mince, mash and macaroni. Well, times have changed and now nothing could be further from the truth.

Pete’s Eats has a thoroughly international outlook and is always ready to respond to the dietary preferences of the guests here at CENS. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or lacto intolerant – nothing is too great a challenge.

A European Feast

For this week’s international feast we did stuffed peppers, influenced more than a touch by a large delivery of shiny red peppers from our friends at Fareshare. Here’s how Pete brought together 6 nations to create a culinary delight for the residents.

Here’s How…

The peppers (Spain) are deseeded, halved and lightly oiled before being placed into a hot oven. Once they have blistered and blackened around the edges, they are placed on a serving dish. Next soak a kilo of couscous (Turkey) in a litre of hot vegetable stock and leave for 20 minutes to absorb the flavours. Add chopped fresh coriander, a finely chopped red onion (British) and a good glug of olive oil (Italy), plus salt (origin unknown) to taste. Sprinkle over the red peppers. Finally garnish with chopped cucumber (UK) and feta cheese (Greece). Et voila! (France)!

CENS Essential Shopping List

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Hot chocolate
  • UHT milk
  • Squash
  • Vgetable oil
  • Gravy granules
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt & pepper
  • Stock cubes
  • Herbs and spices
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned/packet custard
  • Baked beans
  • Tinned tuna
  • Tinned vegetables & potatoes
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Kidney beans
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Jam, peanut butter, chocolate spread
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Men & women’s deodorant
  • Men’s razors
  • Shave gel
  • Shower gel
  • Toothpaste
  • Cloths
  • Scourers
  • Washing up liquid
  • Surface cleaners
  • Floor cleaner
  • Bleach
  • Bathroom cleaners
  • Bin bags
  • Food caddy liners
  • Loo roll
  • Washing tablets
  • AA batteries
  • NEW single duvets
  • Pillows/pillowcases
  • Single duvet covers/sheets
  • Clean/good condition towels

Please no soups!
Thank you