and I love to put it on when I do yoga. It sounds like a slow trickly of water and really gets me in the “yoga mood.” Maybe that’s weird, who knows….? However I like it, so that’s that!
So anyways, The Man had man football practice stuff to do after work…. so I got some time to chill out and get started on some dinner before he got home. On the menu tonight:
- Stuffed peppers
- Italian salad
First I started with the peppers, cutting the tops off & removing the seeds and submerging them in some boiling water for about 8 minutes, covered. This softens up the peppers before baking!
- 1 clove garlic, minced (use 1 tblsp jarred if that’s how you roll!)
- 1/2 chopped onion
- 1/2 tblsp chopped ginger
- 1/2 package ground turkey (or chicken)
- 3 oz. tomato paste (1/2 small can)
- 1/8 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup water
- Parm cheese
Saute garlic, onion and ginger in 1 tblsp olive oil. TRICK: keep your fresh ginger in the freezer, I rarely use mine and it stays good forever up in there!
Add ground turkey and let it cook through over medium heat.
Then add the water, tomato paste & soy sauce to the mix (I also add a splash of red wine 😉 ) and let flavors combine over med-low heat for about 10 minutes – if it’s kinda thick add a bit more water.
Now ye ol’ peppers are ready for stuffing! Spoon the turkey mixture into each pepper, top with Parm cheese (however much you want!). I also put a lil’ Parm in the bottom of the pepper before filling too 😉 Place in a 350F oven for about 10 minutes until cheese melts a bit — you can also put some mozzarella on top or whatever cheese ya like!
The salad mix tonight included
- Roasted red peppers
- Black pepper
- Oregano (try this!)
- Ken’s Olive Oil & Vinegar
Here’s how the meal turned out!
So really bloggies, these peppers rock my world, the addition of the soy sauce gives them a delicious tang and the ginger compliments the flavors so nicely! In fact, I don’t think I would ever try another recipe bc I like this one THAT MUCH! Dinner was superfab and I was quite pleased, and The Man was happy and full after his football playin’ shannigans. So all was good 🙂
Veggie quota for today – check! Yea for renewal of the freshness inspired by homegirl Jenna!! 🙂
For dessert we whipped up a lil’ concoction with the tin roof sundae ice cream and a lil’ bit of this guy
Dessert is servedddddddd! Happy happy happy girl!!
I will say though, this stuff will never replace or come close to my beloved dark choc pb, don’t worry 😉
Alright bloggertons, I gotta get some sleep tonight so I don’t gaspppp oversleep AGAIN tomorrow!!! Time for some google reader and some twitter action then off to beddy bye.
I hope each of you have a wonderful night and just think, tomorrow is TGIAF!!!! (thank God it’s almosttttt friday) whoop whoop!