Fresh Peppers = Skillet stuffed peppers for dinner…

Oct 18, 2009

It's that time of the fall season where I find myself overrun with peppers. Peppers of all sorts. Which is wonderful, but then I'm in a rush to use them and preserve them. I've been picking them for days and, like the "squash incident" of summer '09, they are starting to take over my refrigerator! Tomorrow evening I'll be making a batch of pepper relish to can...mmmmmm.


This evening I decided to take a few of the nice large bells and make stuffed peppers for dinner. For me anyway, the husband won't touch 'em! His loss! I made the filling from Quinoa, black beans, tomatoes, peppers and seasoning. Topped with some Fiscalini cheddar I found in the fridge. As I'm gluten free right now, I topped them off with some polenta instead of bread crumbs. Pre-heat the oven to 350, then bake for 30-40 minutes, depending on the heat of your oven and till the peppers are tender. YUM.


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Oct 18, 2009
9:29 pm

Wow, that looks great!  I keep forgetting to chop my peppers to freeze.  I hope it’s not too late.  My grown daughter is allergic to wheat, soy, and peanuts.  I wonder if she’d like quinoa.  I need to learn how to cook some different kinds of grain so I can teach her about it.  She’s not much of a cook.

Leslie Finical Halleck
Oct 18, 2009
9:42 pm

You know, I freeze a bunch of peppers every year, but I find I really don’t eat many of them. I guess I end up not liking the texture/flavor as much. So this year I’m just going to cook, pickle, can as much of them as I can instead.

Quinoa is great! Better than Couscous, similar texture to rice, but I think a better flavor than both. It’s super easy to cook. Just soak it for 15 minutes, then stain. It’s 1 cup quinoa to 1 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil and then simmer, just like rice, but for only about 12-15 minutes. That’s it! I also buy the Quinoa spaghetti noodles as I think they are the best tasting gluten free noodle option out there for traditional Italian type dishes (rice noodles are great too, but better in Asian cuisine.) Polenta (corn) is yummy too and can be made several different ways.

Oct 19, 2009
10:40 am

I KNOW you didn’t eat all those. I could have brought some cilantro rice as a side and Sean could have served us!

ann allen
Oct 19, 2009
12:44 pm

Do you eat those habaneros?

Leslie Finical Halleck
Oct 19, 2009
4:12 pm

Dang straight I do!!! I have a ton of them…by this time of year I usually have a couple of Habanero bushes! You just have to handle them carefully….and wear gloves!

Leslie Finical Halleck
Oct 20, 2009
9:22 am

Nik…maybe I did eat them all…all at once! Nah…that’s 4 meals for me. Whoohoo! I love leftovers. I make big batches of things then I just keep eating it until it’s gone. Sean can’t eat the same thing twice in a row…he’s a leftover snob. Such a persnickety little one he is.

Oct 22, 2009
3:29 pm

Leslie Finical Halleck
Oct 22, 2009
3:37 pm

Hi Kim!!!! Glad you found me! LOL…Guess who was just here at my garden center? Theresa and Nina! No joke.

I’ll try to get some new chicken posts up soon. I’ll be making fresh pesto and pepper relish this week, so I’ll try to get that posted as well.

You know you’re gonna get chickens…LOL

Oct 22, 2009
3:54 pm

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