It doesn't take long to make the filling, but if you'd like to do so in advance, mix the ingredients and stuff the peppers one day ahead. The dish can be made with or without a slow cooker; oven instructions follow.
Host a cocktail party with drinks and hors d'oeuvres from far-off lands, and experience getaway-induced euphoria without actually getting away. With just a little effort, you can share this happy escape with friends and turn your living room into Tokyo, Paris, or Rome.
Golden croutons made from olive bread boost the presence of the Kalamata olives, both of which are fried in this rendition of the salad. Cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onion -- tumbled over slices of feta -- are all here. Dill adds a bright spring grassiness.
Creamy, hearty gigante beans are substantial enough to serve as a main course. Dandelion greens, most similar to the greens used in Greece, need to be blanched to tenderize their stalks and remove the chewy and bitter qualities. (You can also use blanched Swiss chard or chicory.)