Bell Peppers Are Back…and Stuffed

Wanna see something exciting??

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A 4 pack of good looking bell peppers for just $3.99!!!

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That means spring is coming :D

When I saw these bell peppers at the store, I knew I had to get them even though they weren’t on the list. I even had a recipe in mind right then and there in the produce section!

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Bring on the grains!

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These stuffed bell peppers are filling on their own, but not toooo filling. Although the peppers are stuffed, they won’t leave you feeling stuffed. Perfect to enjoy alongside a bowl of homemade vegetable soup (a post for tomorrow ;) )

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Bulgur Stuffed Bell Peppers

1 c. bulgur (or quinoa, or brown rice) *

1 c. vegetable broth, 1 c. water

2 garlic cloves, minced

small handful of fresh basil

salt and pepper

1/2 c. pistachios

1 c. BPA free canned black beans

1/4 c. mozzarella cheese

3 bell peppers, any color, tops sliced off and de-seeded

Combine the water, broth, garlic, basil, and bulgur in a sauce pan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and then turn down the heat, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed. Meanwhile, fill the bell peppers with water, set in a bowl, and microwave for 5 minutes. After all of the liquid is absorbed from the bulgur mixture, stir in pistachios, beans, and cheese. Finally, stuff the peppers with the bulgur mixture and devour.

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Yuuummmmm! :)

Are you getting your hopes up and getting excited about spring already? Or are you still in the winter mindset? Seeing as next week is FEBRUARY, I’m getting pretty excited. Besides…Shane and I have a little vacay coming up in March :)

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Back to the BIC today! I don’t really mind either – it feels like last Thursday was eons ago for some reason.

Hope you guys have a terrific Tuesday!!

PS – I’m so excited how many of you want to take the mini goal 21 Day Flossing Challenge with me!! I started last night with my first one, so it goes through the 14th – Valentine’s Day :D <3

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Comments

  1. I keep telling myself we’re over the half way point… spring it on it’s way! Thank goodness… the doldrums are starting to set in!

  2. Prettiest meal ever. The color of the pepper is awesome. Also, I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again: Please move to NYC and be my personal chef. Thank you :)

  3. Love all those colors. I’m just starting to willingly cook and consume bell peppers. I can do yellow and red ok, but not green…

  4. I haven’t had bulgar in forever, I forgot about it. Looks great!

  5. It’s been so warm here I keep thinking it’s spring! I’m looking forward to it :)

  6. That stuffed pepper looks SO yummy! I, too, can NOT wait for Spring!! Especially since winter here in Nebraska makes outdoor running sporatic and unpredictable at best =)

  7. I was whining about the winter produce the other day. I am dying for some vibrant veggies! Your meal looks lovely and delicious.

  8. Oh I miss stuffed peppers! I totally forgot about that sort of meal actually :) Thanks for the reminder!

    PS. Does RAN have a Facebook page??

  9. I don’t know about the rest of the country, but in Arizona you can buy packages of 3 bell peppers at the 99 cent store. It’s such a good deal!

  10. I love stuffed peppers. I am definitely excited about Spring. Especially since it’s snowing again here!

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