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48 Rabbit Square Road
Canning, Nova Scotia B0P 1H0

(902) 582-7806

Vermeulen Farms has been proudly providing Atlantic Canadians with fresh and healthy, hand harvested produce since 1986.  With a thriving 450 acre fresh fruit and vegetable farm in Canning, Nova Scotia, Vermeulen Farms specializes in lettuces, peppers, cucumbers, asparagus, celery, zucchini, squash, radish, melons and strawberries.  Vermeulen Farms website includes our farming philosophy, availability charts, storage tips and recipes.


Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Karen Corey


  • 6 Red Bell Peppers
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 4 cups chopped mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 3 tbsp dry sherry
  • 2 1/2 cups hot cooked rice
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese

Preheat your oven to 350

Cut off tops to the peppers, remove seeds and membranes.

Cook peppers in boiling water for 4 minutes, drain water.

Heat olive oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat.

Add shallots and saute until tender. Add mushrooms and saute until tender. Add parsley, almonds, sherry, and chili powder, saute for 3 minutes. Add rice, tomato juice, black pepper, garlic powder, and salt; saute for 3 minutes.

Spoon 3/4 cup rice mixture into each bell pepper. Top each bell pepper with 2 tsps cheese. Place stuffed bell peppers on baking dish and bake at 350 for 15 mins.