Goodies-From-the-Garden Stuffing

(Serves 4-6)

Capitalize on vegetables in season for this texturally-satisfying stuffing. 2 cups uncooked bulgur (medium or fine texture)

  • 1/2 cup uncooked soy grits
  • 3 1/2 cups vegetable stock or vegetable juice
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions (use several different types)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped raw zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped green beans, in one-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup raw corn kernels or peas
  • 2 roma (or small) tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked spinach, well-drained, chopped
  • Cayenne to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock or juice

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cook bulgur and grits together in the stock for 15 minutes or until soft.

Heat oil in pan and saut all vegetables, except spinach, until tender. Add spinach and saut for 1 additional minute. Season with cayenne and parsley. Add second amount of stock and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until most of liquid is absorbed.

Combine grains and vegetables. Pack into 2-quart oiled loaf pan or stuff hollowed-out peppers, tomatoes, squash or onions. Bake, covered, for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake for 3 additional minutes or until brown.

Total calories per serving: 348

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