We got another snow day today!!!!!  I'm really not sure why, but if it means blogging, I sure won't complain ;) 

What do you do when all you have to work with is a bell pepper?  At about noon yesterday, I did not know the answer to that question. But now, the answer seems SO obvious -- make stuffed peppers!

Mexican-style Stuffed Peppers (serves 1)

Ingredients:
1 bell pepper
1/4 cup dry quinoa (or other grain such as bulgar or brown rice)
Liquid for cooking the quinoa (or other grain)
1/4 cup canned black beans
3 tablespoon green chile sauce
1/8 teaspoon (or to taste) of the following spices: garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, and dried parsley
1 slice of provolone cheese (optional, you can also sub vegan cheeze)
Directions:
Cut the bell pepper in half and remove all the seeds.  Place the pepper open-side down on aluminum foil and place in an oven seton broil.  Broil the pepper until it looks similar to this:
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While the pepper is broiling, make yo' filling.  Cook your grain until the grain is tender. Then, stir in the chile (I used this one: )
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Also stir in the black beans and spices.  The result:
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Now, stuff you mixture into the broiled peppers, top with the cheese, and return the peppers to the oven for about another four minutes.
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Oh soooooooooooo good!


For dinner yesterday, I finally tried Katie's pizzert!!!!!!  (Who says you can't have breakfast for dinner?) I made a simple blueberry version that turned out looking like......
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And tasting like I had died and gone to Heaven!!!!  (So that's what Heaven tastes like -- Katie's pizzert!)  I may or may not have eaten the whole thing ;)  "Why did I wait so long to make one?????" is a question that I will never find the answer to.
Peaking in from the back are these vegetables:
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Done after 4.5 minutes of time in the microwave!  The back of the package says that there are four servings.  HA!  They obviously don't know my vegetable serving size (you won't judge me if I tell you I ate all the vegetables in the bag, will you?)

After the incredible success with the pizzert, I decided to make another version this morning!  This time, I made a gluten free carob version!

Gluten-Free Carob (or Chocolate) Pizzert (serves 1)

Based on
Katie's Breakfast Pizzert

Ingredients:
1/4 cup brown rice flour
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1 tablespoon unsweetened carob powder (or cocoa powder)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Sprinkling of stevia (or to taste)
A handful of unsweetened carob chips (or chocolate chips)
1/2 cup (plus a little more) almond milk
2 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
Dash of vanilla extract
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Directions:
Combine the dry ingredients (flours, carob powder, baking powder, stevia, and carob chips) together in a small bowl:
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Stir in the remaining ingredients.
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Pour the batter into a greased pie pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for 12 minutes are until the toothpick test works.
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As you may know by now, I'm terrible at plating my food, so sorry for the awful picture (does the fact that it tasted AMAZING make up for the picture? ;)
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The daily question:  Have you made a pizzert yet?
If the answer is no, change it to a yes asap! :)
 


Comments

I have tried Katie's Pizzert, actually! It is amazing :) I love your combo-it looks so good! I wish I had some coconut flour! Congrats with the snow day :) :)

Oh, and thanks for the sweet comment :)

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Alexandra
02/02/2011 12:54

Alex,

You might be able to sub a different flour for the coconut flour - extra brown rice flour would probably work!

And thanks for YOUR sweet comment :)

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02/02/2011 15:56

I can't believe I STILL haven't made a pizzert! Yours looks amazing, I NEED to make one ASAP!

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02/02/2011 16:49

Just checking...

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02/02/2011 16:50

Yep, comments are working now. :)

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My general M.O. for peppers is eating them plain :P I loooove bell peppers. But your stuffed ones look fabulous as well!!!

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02/02/2011 18:09

I have made a pizzert Check my version out on my recipes section! Loved this!

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Alexadra
02/03/2011 01:18

Kayla,

I'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed with Katie's pizzert - they're AMAZING! :)

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Alexandra
02/03/2011 01:19

Heather,

Thanks so much for checking! So glad they're working now!

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Alexandra
02/03/2011 01:22

Nicole,

I agree, plain bell peppers are delicious! Whenever I cut one up to cook, I end up stealing about half of it raw :)

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Alexandra
02/03/2011 01:25

Angie,

Your pizzert looks DELICIOUS!!! I never would have thought of pineapple and strawberry, but it looks amazing! (and so colorful :)

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02/03/2011 03:42

I'm glad the comments are working!

Your pizzert looks amazing! How neat that you made a gluten free one. The picture looks delicious to me, especially with all that nut butter!

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02/03/2011 03:48

Those peppers look great-mouthwatering! I still haven't made a pizzert!

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02/03/2011 13:54

Mmmm stuffed peppers!! They look delish! As does the pizzert :) I made one of Katie's pizzert's several months ago but I really need to make another one!

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Alexandra
02/03/2011 14:41

Rachel,

The nut butter made it EXTRA delicious :)

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Alexandra
02/03/2011 14:43

Kristina,

You need to fix that pizzert dilemma! ;)

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Alexandra
02/03/2011 14:52

Ann Claire,

Thanks for the sweet comment!
I always forget about recipes after I make them - no matter how much I love them! :)

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also, i can easily plow through a bag like that of vegetables... I can legitimately eat pounds of vegetables at a time. I'm not sure how my stomach doesn't hate me but I guess it's used to the fiber ;)

vegheads of the world unite! :) <3

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Alexandra
02/03/2011 15:54

Nicole,

You're officially my veghead buddy!
Go vegheads! :)

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YES! I love pizzerts, yours looks SO SO good!

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Alexandra
02/04/2011 01:29

Thanks Alyssa! Aren't pizzerts the best?

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02/04/2011 05:39

Hi there! I'm so glad I found your blog! I love pizzerts and carob chips! yum! Oh yeah, I'm a teenager super into healthy living and eating too:)Come check out my blog sometime! ;)Can't wait to read more! http://littlehealthjunkie.wordpress.com

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Alexandra
02/04/2011 12:08

Olivia,

I'm glad you found my blog too! I just looked at yours - love it! :)

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Yes, Pizzerts are AMAZING! I've made many a pizzert (in fact, I have another one that I'm planning on posting soon :)), and I am so grateful that Katie came up with them.

Yours looks SO good!! I especially love the carob chips!! ;)

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Alexandra
02/04/2011 15:04

Kathleen,

Mmmmm...... I'm excited for that pizzert recipe! :)

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02/13/2011 03:28

I love oatmeal anything!

Whitney

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08/08/2011 02:40

Wow! This is a great recipe!

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08/27/2011 05:03

I've never thought of mexican stuffed peppers! They seriously look amazing! :)

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