Now that Summer is just around the corner, I've started eating lots more salads. This salad with white beans, roasted red peppers, and arugula is at the top of my to-make list. It looks fresh and delicious. — We Heart Food
The colors in this Mango Chicken with Red Peppers really makes me want to hustle into the kitchen to whip it up. The recipe makes me want to get there twice as fast. — Hooked on Heat
I absolutely adore using roasted red peppers to add a gourmet touch to sandwiches, salads, and all sorts of entrees. I already gave you a primer on how to roast red peppers, but lately I've been using this easy tip for peeling them that I wanted to share.
You can roast peppers several different ways: I prefer to coat mine lightly with olive oil and blacken them in the broiler for five to 10 minutes. No matter what your method, this trick gets the blackened skins off easily. To find out how, read more
If you're looking for a fun way to celebrate the Oscars, then try this zesty side. The color of the red peppers, evokes the red carpet. And much like the menu the stars will be eating, this recipe is simple but refined. If the sound of roasted veggies turned into a soup is intriguing to you, then get the recipe, just read more
OK so hopefully by now you know how this works, but just in case, here goes. You are at home and hungry for food. You have to cook up something scrumptious for you and your boyfriend/girlfriend/ spouse/child/friend, but the ingredients you have on hand are limited.
You have ground turkey, feta cheese, and a jar of roasted red peppers. Using these products, along with whatever you currently have on hand in your cupboard and refrigerator, what would you make?
To see what I would make, read more
Making a delicious seasoned sauce doesn't have to take all day. In fact, this dish features a red pepper sauce that comes together in minutes. With the help of a blender, roasted red peppers are mixed with basil leaves, salt, and pepper. The final result is a sauce that is fresh and flavorful. Use it to season turkey rolls filled with cream cheese. Piled on top of orzo, the sauce and turkey rolls make a succulent finish to a long week. For the recipe, read more
Kick off your Super Bowl weekend tonight with pizza for dinner. Homemade pizzas are super fun because you can control the topping ingredients. Caramelized red onion and ribbons of roast beef are delicious when paired with crumbled blue cheese and sweet red pepper. If you dislike blue cheese, substitute a creamy goat cheese. To make a vegetarian version remove the beef and add thinly sliced mushrooms or black olives. Whatever you do, you'll need the recipe so please read more
Last week, while in Spain, I helped my buddies plan a concert and after party. The main event was the concert, but after the show we chowed down on a delicious cheesy stuffed pork appetizer and a hearty rabbit arroz — a dish that is similar to a paella. I spoke with Javi, the sous chef who created the pork rolls, and he gave me both of the recipes! These dishes would work wonderfully at a Spanish themed dinner. To see how they are made, read more
I've just recently tried a new product from Kashi (the company who makes those chewy granola bars I love). They are broadening their scope and have just introduced some frozen entrées to their Kashi brand, look for them in the freezer at your local health food or grocery store.
I was very excited to try one because I already have the utmost respect for anything with the Kashi name. When I looked at the back of the Pesto Pasta Primavera package, the ingredients were just what I would use if I were to make it myself: whole wheat pasta, basil, Parmesan cheese, peas, yellow carrots (yup), sweet red peppers and garlic. There wasn't anything on that list I didn't recognize, and that made me feel good.
The serving size was very filling, but because there were so many veggies, it was only 330 calories for the entire meal. Speaking of the veggies - they were actually very fresh tasting and even had a little crisp to them, so I know they weren't overcooked.
For a pasta dish, I was surprised to find out it has 12 grams of protein. It also has 7g of fiber. Out of the 11g of fat, only 2g are saturated, and there are NO trans fats. The sodium level was a little high - 790mg - but not over the top high considering you can have 2,300mg a day.
Another great thing? Since it has as many veggies as noodles, I felt energized after eating it, not exhausted like you can get with most pasta dishes.
Want to see what it really looks like? Then read more