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Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

26 Feb

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Super easy. Super quick. Let’s do this.

2 green peppers (to stuff)
1 red pepper
1 onion
Garlic
I can of tomato sauce
Rice-cooked and set aside (I used brown long grain)

I make alot of rice so I can pile it on the sides and MAYBE have leftovers.

Grab your green peppers and slice them down the middle.

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Scrape and wash them up. Then brush with olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper onto them.
Put in a 375 degree oven until they are soft. While those are baking, sautee red pepper, onion, and garlic in olive oil. Season to liking. I like to add veggie broth to help them cook and for flavor.
Once cooked and soft add rice and sauce. Take your peppers out and fill them up with your mixture. Tyrell has cheese on his. I just sprinkled some parmesan on my side. Have a big bowl of greena with this meal and you are good to go. One of my faves! Enjoy!

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Best Ever Vegetarian Chili

27 Nov

This is by far THE best chili I have ever made. I used ingredients that I had in my kitchen. No trip to the grocery store required, which makes it even better.

I gathered up everything that I wanted:
Meatless veggie crumbles
Jar of salsa (I used the salsa I made a couple of months ago)
Frozen corn
Black beans
Vegetable broth
Tomato soup

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I decided to cook up some rice while I was chopping my green and red pepper, onion, and garlic. I use long grain brown rice.

Saute veggies with crumbles. Do you like my reindeer spatula? Jealous?

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Once the veggies are just about cooked, add a cup or two of broth. I didn’t measure anything. Just eyeball it. You want to cover the veggies so they cook all the way through. Once they are cooked add the beans, tomato soup, corn, and salsa.

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Don’t forget about the rice!

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Spice it up to your liking. I let mine simmer for two hours. I also threw a sweet potato in the oven. Love this combo!

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Chili time!

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Thank God for leftovers. Enjoy!

How colorful was your plate?

8 Nov

What’s your favorite day of the week? Mine is Thursday. So, today was a pretty fine day. Once again I had a billion packages at the post office. A billion=three in my world. One was for Maddox and the other two were for me. I have been playing the exchange game with Victoria’s Secret for a while now. I finally got the right leggings, so now I decided to send my bras back. I am turning into my grandma. She does the exact same thing. I think it’s her way of having to go shopping. So, I filled out my return slip and bagged it up. Opened up Maddox’s package and they sent the wrong stuff. Will I have to send this back too? Good grief. Wait! It gets better! The last package was my new winter coat. I had bought a new one last year and now I am swimming in it. Not a bad thing, just wasn’t expecting it. So now I ordered a Hydraulic coat from Burlington Coat Factory. I like it, but I don’t. It flares out at the waist and I look like a cupcake. Not the look I’m going for. Might have to send that back. I will see what Tyrell thinks when he gets home.

Let’s get to the good stuff. Food! It’s Vegan night at my house and I told you every Thursday I will post what I ate for dinner. So here we go!

I wanted to use up some beets so I decided to do a roasted root medley. I chopped up beets, a sweet potato, an onion, and a carrot. I then drizzled some olive oil and sprinkled some salt and pepper and mixed until the seasonings were distributed evenly.

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These had to cook for about a half hour in a 450 degree oven. Tip: line your cookie sheet with tinfoil to save dishes. You know your veggies are done when you can poke through them nicely with a fork.

While these were roasting I steamed some green beans. I was planning on making green beans with garlic and diced tomatoes. Sounds interesting huh? I gave them a quick steam then I rinsed them in cold water to keep their bright green color and set aside.

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Then I sauteed some onion in some olive oil. The recipe said to add three cloves of garlic, which means 6 to me. Then it was time to add my diced tomatoes. You can use canned, I did. I strained some of the juice out. I spiced this up to my liking (a ton of pepper), added the beans, heated up everything together, and done!

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Doesn’t this look amazing and so colorful! I was a little nervous to try the green beans when I sat down to eat.
After my first bite I walked back to the kitchen, scooped up the rest that were left in the pot, and put them on my plate.
Then I mixed up everything. Are you a mixer upper? An enormous plate of colorful goodness was in front of me.What more could your body ask for?

Vegan Planet Recipe #2 Not-So-Dirty-Rice

1 Nov

It’s Thursday! That means it’s time to eat something new! I found a recipe last night that I just had to try. We grew up eating dirty rice. White rice with green peppers and onions and ground beef. Usually mom would make a cream lettuce salad to go with it. I loved this! My taste buds have now changed and I have no idea when I last had white rice and cream! I love you mom 🙂

This recipe is very simple. I started out cooking my long grain brown rice. While this was cooking, I chopped some green pepper and yellow onion.

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Incase you were wondering what chopped green peppers and onions looked like…

I threw these into a pan with a little bit of olive oil. Once the veggies were cooked I added some vegetarian burger crumbles. After this was heated through I added the cooked rice to the veggies and crumbles. Stir to combine and it's ready!

Instead of a creamy salad, I cut up half of an avocado and put that beside my rice along with some cherry tomatoes. Nom! I just had to cut up some green onion and sprinkle on top. This made it!

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I loved this meal! This will be a staple meal in our house from now on. The flavors are great and I loved grabbing a bit of avocado and tomato with my rice. I wish I had more to eat! You must try it!

Question answered and a recipe…

15 Aug

A question I get ALOT, “What is PB2?”  I post my meals and snacks on Facebook quite often (you probably find it annoying, but I don’t care) for the sole purpose of ideas for YOU. I know I get burned out on the same thing all the time and I like to see what other people eat. I like to jazz up my day with a new snack every once in a while, but a constant in my food journal is PB2. I put it in my oatmeal, my shakes, and dip my fruit in it. Still wondering what the heck I’m talking about? Here’s the definition straight from the website:

PB2 has the same consistency as full fat peanut butter with all of the natural roasted peanut flavor, but with nearly 85% less fat calories. PB2 is made with high quality peanuts that are slow-roasted to our specifications and pressed to remove the oil. All natural with no artificial flavors,sweeteners, or preservatives.

PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter is mixed with water to create a traditional peanut butter mixture. It also works and tastes wonderfully in recipes that call for the use of peanut butter.

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Best part is one serving of PB2 is only 45 calories! 45! Your creamy peanut butter sitting in the pantry, well that’s a whopping 190! And I know you have more than a serving of that stuff. Right? I’ve been guilty of it too, don’t worry. So, you can see why I love this stuff so much. I received my shipment yesterday. I like to store it in a plastic air tight container right by my Shakeology so it’s ready to go. Maddox helped me…kind of.

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They even make chocolate PB2. Yeah. Chocoloate. I jazzed (the word of the day in my head) up my oatmeal today too. Here’s a new recipe for you to try.

1/2 cup oats

1 cup almond milk

2 Tablespoons chocolate PB2

Mix it up. Heat it up. Eat it up.

I’m a freak…

16 Jul

Chia seeds. I love putting them in my Shakeology shakes. They are so good for you. You can pretty much sneak them in anywhere…and you should!

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I tried something new today. I made some chia seed pudding. I have never tried this, but I wanted to say I did…

1/4 cup Chia seeds

1 Almond milk

2 TBL PB2

Mix PB2 and milk together until blended well. Add seeds. Mix. Let sit in fridge until seeds are ready.

Hmmm. Now let me tell you about a stupid little fear I have. I have a fear of little tiny things in a group. Sounds so stupid when I type it. But, it’s true. When I make rice, beans, quinoa, etc. I can’t look at it for very long (when it’s uncooked) or else it creeps me out. Yes, I’m a freak. So, I think making this pudding put me out of my comfort zone! Such a big day for me!

Pudding’s ready! Kind of scared.

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I told myself, “Just eat it. Don’t look at it.” My first thought was, very tasty. I had a few more bites. I was watching Peppa Pig with Maddox so I never looked down until I was half way through the bowl. Well, that did it. Now don’t get me wrong, this is a very tasty little treat and I don’t want you to be scared to try new, healthy things, but I need to be blind folded! (I think I will stick to sneaking it into Shakeology.) So I set it down on the coffee table in front of me. I could still see it so I put it on the floor. I have to remember to pick it up before my husband comes home or else he’ll wonder what the heck I’m up to now…

 

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