Energy Stuffed Peppers

Cooking

Some days I have energy and some days I do not. Today, I had energy! I got a ton accomplished at work and continued the trend at home by changing the sheets, unloading the dishwasher, packing tomorrow’s breakfast, lunch, and gym bag, creating a consignment store clothing pile, cleaning out all the crumbs and such from the bottom of my work bag, and making stuffed peppers for dinner – all before 7:30! I wish I could be this productive every night. The best part is that I’ve blogged AND I’m going out for a glass of wine with friends in a bit. Who am I?

When I make stuffed peppers, I never really know what’s gonna go in them. I usually have some Mexican stuff around (ok, I use Mexican to refer to anything that tastes good with salsa and/or chips, which is probably not pc) and I just hope they turn out.

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I had some old black beans in the fridge that I was hoping to incorporate, but they didn’t smell so great, so I didn’t have too much to work with. I ended up creating a mixture of basmati (the kind with little veggies mixed in), corn, and paprika. I mixed in two huge scoops of spicy hummus to hold it together and give it more flavor. And, of course, I stuffed the pepper with some chunks of white cheddar.

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The center was like creamy risotto and the cheddar was heavenly. I’m still not in love with the flavor of bell peppers, so I might add a bit more spice next time.

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Heading out the door into the pouring rain. See ya tomorrow.

  • mischasone.
    September 21, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Good reminder. Have been wanting to make stuffed peppers but keep forgetting. Putting them on the shopping list now.

  • Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter)
    September 22, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Those look delicious! Hey, did you ever find out what it was that you’re allergic to, that was giving you headaches months ago??

  • Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine
    September 22, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Oh my gosh those look amazing! I love how cheesy they are!