Making the Perfect Stuffed Bell Peppers

The perfect stuffed bell peppers are filled with the perfect mixture of the perfect ingredients—such as ground beef, tomato sauce and rice— and then topped with just the right amount of cheese and baked to perfection. A classic dish. Bell peppers are a comfort food at its finest…even though if you’re like me, you absolutelyContinue reading “Making the Perfect Stuffed Bell Peppers”

The Cajun Holy Trinity

Usually when I think about  bell \peppers, the first thing that  comes to mind is stuffed bell peppers. However, the most common use of bell peppers is the almost daily use of “The holy trinity,”…used just about in every recipe…such as Cajun foods and Creole foods like etouffee, gumbo, dirty rice, red beans and ricer,Continue reading “The Cajun Holy Trinity”

Bell Peppers…The Which

Now that you know what bell peppers are and why you should include bell peppers in your quest for a healthier diet…and a few great recipes to use them in…let’s make sure that we’re selecting the best bell peppers and storing them correctly. ********************* Selecting Bell Peppers   Like most other fruits and veggies, bellContinue reading “Bell Peppers…The Which”

Bell Peppers…The What

When you think about peppers, the first thing that you probably think about is just how hot they can make your food…   But there is one type of pepper that contains hardly any capsaicinoids, the chemical typically found in peppers that are to blame for making other peppers so hot.   This pepper is theContinue reading “Bell Peppers…The What”

If All Else Fails

So what to do if your attempts at container gardening are an epic fail…or while you wait to see if the plants that you do plant actually turn out successful…or if you simply don’t want to go to the trouble of planting your own….or if you don’t have the space to even attempt to growContinue reading “If All Else Fails”

Finding the Perfect Pot to Pea In

One of my goals for this spring and summer are to grow my own veggies, flowers, and herbs…hopefully without killing them. So obviously if I am going to do that, I will first have to find the perfect pot to pea in, right?! When shopping for containers to grow your plants in, there are severalContinue reading “Finding the Perfect Pot to Pea In”

Container Gardening…The What

Container gardening is gardening in containers…go figure, right?! And this year after moving into a new house where there aren’t so many trees and I have enough light to actually…hopefully…grow flowers, vegetables, and herbs, I need to come up with a game plan. There are no set rules as far as container gardening goes, fromContinue reading “Container Gardening…The What”

Making the Perfect Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a great recipe to have in your arsenal because you can make it ahead of time…actually ratatouille tastes even better if you do make it ahead of time.and then reheat it.   Ratatouille is great because it can help you rescue those extra vegetables that you have sitting in the “food rotter” ofContinue reading “Making the Perfect Ratatouille”

Making the Perfect Baked Eggplant

One of the easiest ways to enjoy eggplant is to bake it… Baked eggplant is the perfect health snack or appetizer…not to mention, the perfect base for Eggplant Parmesan or Eggplant Lasagna…(coming up next, stay tuned)… The perfect baked eggplant slices are creamy soft on the inside and crispy on the outside…have been coated in aContinue reading “Making the Perfect Baked Eggplant”

Eggplant…The How

Eggplant has slightly bitter flavor and spongy texture that many people say that they don’t care for, but how many of these people have had eggplant dishes that have been prepared so that the eggplant becomes tender when cooked and develops a rich, complex flavor…so that the eggplant absorbs cooking fats and sauces to enhance itsContinue reading “Eggplant…The How”