Friday, June 4, 2010

Strong and peppery

Again it’s Friday and I don’t have anything super compelling to share. So I’ll tell you a silly little story.

Yesterday I was home with a migraine. I was lying on the couch, just feeling kind of icky overall. At one point I reached over to scratch my arm and was freaked out because I felt something hard. I panicked, thinking I had a tumor or a strange cyst. Then it hit me.

It was a muscle.

I mean, who knew I had those in my arms?

True story.

I’m really loving my produce basket. Wednesday night I made stuffed peppers. They were YUMMY. And thanks to my friend Dinah, last night I tried some grilled romaine lettuce. Definitely a new staple. But for now, here’s my stuffed peppers recipe.

6 large green peppers
1 lb ground turkey (I used super lean ground beef. I’m not a fan of ground turkey.)
2 tbsp chopped onion
1 cup cooked rice
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp garlic salt
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Cut thin slice from stem of each pepper; remove guts and rinse.
  • Cook peppers 5 minutes in enough boiling water to cover, drain.
  • Cook and stir onion and turkey in skillet until beef is light brown; drain.
  • Stir in rice, salt, garlic salt and 1 cup tomato sauce; heat through.
  • Stuff each pepper with beef mixture; stand upright in greased 8x8x12 baking dish.
  • Pour remaining sauce over peppers.
  • Cover and bake 45 minutes.
  • Uncover, bake 15 minutes longer.

Nutritional info
Servings per Recipe: 6

Amount per serving :
  • Calories: 171.1
  • Total Fat: 5.6 g 
  • Cholesterol: 53.3 mg 
  • Sodium: 815.7 mg 
  • Total Carbs: 14.4 g 
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g 
  • Protein: 16.4 g
  • WW Points: 4 per serving


Anonymous said...

this sounds so yummy! and you better share more about grilled romaine (?!). idea: sometimes IF i'm feeling ambitious, i'll think about a way to substitute fresh and/or whole food in place of a packaged recipe item. For example, chopped tomato and minced garlic would cut down on preservatives and sodium and taste fresher
...but soemtimes there's something about that salty convenience that trumps :)
thanks for sharing the recipe. i'm going to try it out when my first fruit and veg basket arrives next time!

Anonymous said...

I also totally wanna know about this grilled romaine business ...

The peppers sounds delish. More of your favorite recipes, E!!!! : )