Bell Peppers Are Back…and Stuffed
Wanna see something exciting??
A 4 pack of good looking bell peppers for just $3.99!!!
That means spring is coming 😀
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!
Bring on the grains!
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 😉 )
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.
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
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 😀 <3