Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
6 red or yellow bell peppers
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup Uncle Ben's Original converted rice
1 can (11 ounces) Green Giant Mexican-style corn
1 can (7 ounces) sliced olives
1 cup Sargento Mexican-style shredded cheese
1 package Lawry's taco seasoning
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's condensed tomato soup
1 can (10 ounces) Rotel diced tomatoes
1/4 cup Sargento Mexican-style shredded cheese
Cut tops off peppers. Remove stems, seeds and cores from peppers. Dice pepper tops.In a large bowl, combine beef, corn, olives, 1 cup cheese, the rice, taco seasoning and diced pepper tops. Stuff peppers with equal portions of meat mixture. Place stuffed bell peppers in a slow cooker. In another bowl, combine soup and tomatoes. Pour over stuffed peppers in slow cooker. Top peppers with 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours or low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours.
6 Fresh plum tomatoes
2 cloves Garlic, smashed and minced as finely as possible
3 Green onions, sliced
2 teaspoons Dried Basil or 2 Tablespoons Fresh Basil
3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Basil Infused Olive Oil
Generous amount freshly ground Pepper and Sea Salt
Cut up the tomatoes into a fine dice. Remove the gloppy inside from them and discard. (This is called "seeding.") Put the tomatoes in a bowl with the onions, garlic, salt, dried basil and pepper. Stir to combine. Drizzle with a couple of tablespoons of the olive oil you used on the bread. Allow to sit for about an hour before serving. Add a pinch of ground hot peppers for a kick!
Monday, April 21, 2008
(Once again I forgot to take a pict so this one is from the Food Network)
1 pound whole-wheat linguine
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 pound French green beans, trimmed and halved lengthwise
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1 lemon, zested
I added red pepper flakes
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta reserving 1 cup of the cooking water. Transfer the hot pasta to a large bowl and add the ricotta cheese. Toss to combine.
Meanwhile, in a large, heavy skillet, warm the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the green beans, garlic, salt, and pepper and saute for 4 minutes. Add 1 cup of the pasta cooking liquid and continue cooking until tender, about 4 more minutes. Add the pasta with ricotta to the pan with the green beans and toss to combine. Add the tomatoes and gently toss. Transfer to a serving plate and top with lemon zest. Serve
Thursday, April 17, 2008
1 cup onion (diced)
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons garlic (minced add more if you like)
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (change to your taste)
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon salt (kosher to taste)
1 teaspoon pepper (fresh ground)
4 ounces tomato (diced, del monte)
1 teaspoon basil
1 1/2 cups wine (white pinto girgio)
2 lbs mussels
Take a large bowl and fill with cold water add mussels and 2 tbsps of flour let mussels sit in cold water for 10 - 15 minutes. Rinse in cold water. Scrub & debeard them if necessary. In a large skillet add your olive oil, onions, bay leaf, garlic and red pepper flakes allow to saute for 6 to 10 minutes, add salt & pepper, tomatoes and basil - cook for 3 minutes add wine and mussels and cook till mussels are opened, pour into a large bowl and serve with a large slice of hard crusty italian bread -- enjoy!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I always have a bowl of fruit which sits on my counter by the back door. I like to be able to grab something on the go so having this there I can alwyas bring something with me.
I like to keep chopped fresh fruit also. Normally I will buy it and then chop it myself - but I was lazy this week. So I bought the pre-chopped stuff.
I always keep Organic Milk on hand. I love the fact it has a long expiration date. I also always have All Whites , pickles, and veggies.
In my cupboards you will find canned veggies, oatmeal, Kashi cereal, Whole grain granola bars, brown rice, crackers (my guilty pleasure) and peanut butter.