Zero Waste Recipe – STUFFED PEPPERS



6 bell peppers (tops cut, stemmed, and seeded) 

3 cups cooked quinoa  (recycle cardboard box) 

1 (4-ounce) can of green chiles (recycle can) 

1 cup corn kernels (recycle can) 

1/2 cup canned black beans drained and rinsed (recycle can) 

1/2 cup petite diced tomatoes (no stickers) 

1 teaspoon cumin & garlic powder 

1/2 teaspoon onion powder 

1/2 teaspoon chili powder 


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper. 

2. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, green chiles, corn, beans, tomatoes, cheeses, cilantro, cumin, garlic, onion and chili powder, salt, and pepper, to taste. 

3. Spoon the filling into each bell pepper cavity. 

4. Place on a prepared baking dish, cavity side up, and bake until the peppers are tender and the filling is heated through about 25-30 minutes.

What Is Earth5R’s Home Equals Planet Project?

Home Equals Planet is an initiative comprising 15 tangible actions that citizens take on an individual level. These are a step toward a sustainable planet and a healthier lifestyle. The actions promote simple actions like eating home-cooked food, segregating waste, spending time in nature, and so on.

The 15 actions are associated with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and aim to create a better future for all by 2030. Home Equals Planet covers areas like Waste Management, Health, creating a Circular Economy, etc.

Dining Out Is Associated With Increased Exposure To Harmful Chemicals Like Phthalates.

Eating out and takeaways have been linked to a number of health and lifestyle problems over the years.

One such example is the presence of Phthalates, a group of chemicals used in food packaging and processing materials that are known to disrupt hormones in humans and are linked to a long list of health problems like infertility, pregnancy issues, diabetes, obesity, and cancer.

Besides, the Restaurants and fast food joints are extremely energy-intensive.

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