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Curried Stuffed Peppers

This recipe involves two things that are fairly new to my life. The whole concept of stuffed peppers. Yup, never had them until I started making them last summer! And curry. I know. I have seriously been missing out. After combining these two ingredients, I am pretty sure that I will never make stuffed peppers any other way!

The beginning...

The beginning…

And, can I just say how nice it was to be eating a vegetable other than spinach? Winter means crazy expensive vegetables that have very little taste, so I usually avoid buying anything other than spinach and mushrooms. However, sweet peppers were on sale!

Curried Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients

  • 4 peppers, clean and halved
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1-2 Tb Curry
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 Tb Brewer’s Yeast

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F. Place your halved peppers in a casserole dish and bake for 20 minutes or until slightly softened.
  2. In a pan, cook the ground beef and onions. Drain the meat if necessary once it is cooked through. Add the mushrooms, coconut milk, and spices. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. Once the peppers have softened, fill them with the beef mixture. Top with 2 Tablespoons of tomato sauce. Bake for 20 minutes (or until you can’t stand it any longer!)
  4. Sprinkle with Brewer’s Yeast before serving if you’d like.
Dinner is served!

Dinner is served!

Not only are these amazing right after they are made, but they are also great as leftovers! They will surely inspire some lunch room jealousy!

P.S. This recipe is dedicated to my Mama because she came up with the ingenious idea to add the curry! I just expanded the recipe with coconut milk!

What is your favorite stuffed pepper recipe?

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Valentine’s Day Love: Coconut Almond Energy Bites

I have to admit that I kind of love Valentine’s Day. All of the red and pink, cute heart decorations, chocolate… But then again, I pretty much love every holiday and any excuse to buy special holiday food, decorations, etc… Anyways, remember those dates (haha) I bought? Well I put them to good use in a easy energy bite recipe. Similar to larabars, but lots cheaper!

Coconut Amond Energy Bites

Coconut Almond Energy Bites

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dates
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

Method

  1. In a food processor blend the dates. Add the almonds and blend. Add the coconut last and blend until the ingredients are evenly mixed.
  2. Form the mixture into balls, or flatten in a pan and cut into bars or bites. (Or hearts!)

Note: Add chocolate chips for a little extra Valentine’s Day love!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

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Pork and Crice [A Recipe]

Even though Spring is supposed to come early according to the groundhog, it still seems very far away. Which means I have a few more months of wearing layers and preparing warm comfort food! Pork and rice is used to be one of my favorite meals. My Mom would use her gigantic cast iron pan sear the pork chops before simmering them in a collection of rice and vegetables. Not only was dinner fabulous, but the leftovers were even better! Comfort food at it’s best! I am not sure why I haven’t thought to recreate this meal with Crice before now. Crice, or cauliflower rice, is one of my favorite meal ‘bases.’ The cauliflower can be seasoned with anything and works with tacos, stir fry, as a base for pizza, stuffed peppers, and even breakfast! Can you tell I’m a little in love?

Pork and Crice

Ingredients:

  • 3 Pork chops (Or any number that you need)
  • 1 Cup Chicken broth
  • 16 oz frozen cauliflower (or 1/2 a cauliflower)
  • 2 Tb coconut oil (or fat of your choice)
  • 2 Stalks of celery
  • 1 Medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 Cup frozen spinach
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. 1. If using frozen cauliflower, defrost it in the microwave. Then use a food processor to shred.
  2. 2. Heat your oil in pan. Dice your onion, garlic, and celery. Add these to the pan and let cook until softened.
  3. 3. Season your pork chops with pepper and a dash of onion and garlic powder. In a separate pan that has been heated, place the pork chops. Cook for approximately 2 minutes on each side so that the pork is seared. (They will continue to cook in the crice mixture.)
  4. 4. Add your mushrooms, spinach, crice, and broth to the onion and celery mixture. Add your garlic and onion powder. Once your pork chops are seared, place them in the crice. Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes or until the pork is cooked through. Enjoy!

Pork and Crice Ingredients

What is your favorite comfort food to make?

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