Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Stuffed

I never post pictures of my food but I have a snow day today so I'm home tinkering around in the kitchen. I braved the weather (and a huge nasty slushy puddle) to get to the gym. I did a hard, sweaty 30 minutes on the elliptical (squeaky shoes and all) and called it a day.
While I was on the elliptical, I took a moment from reading my US Weekly to do a mental inventory of our kitchen. I'm been craving couscous lately (not sure what's up with that but..) and was considering if I should just eat it plain or attempt to pretend I'm not a complete carb whore. I cam up with a stuffed pepper! We only had one pepper left, so it worked out well.

For the filling I used about 1/4 cup couscous, 1/2 cup black beans, a diced onion, half a diced tomatoe, a cup of spinach (raw), an ounce of mexican cheese, chili powder, garlic, salt, pepper and some hot sauce. I cut the top off the pepper and cleaned it out. Then I stuffed the filling in, covered it with foil and cooked it at 375 for about 45 minutes. For the last 5 minutes, I put some extra cheese in top and broiled it. Here's the result...



















And the inside....





It was DELISH! And HUGE! And Iate almost all of it!

Maybe I'll post more pictures of my food, its kind of fun (when I'm not eating toast and cereal!)

3 comments:

Michelle said...

That looks delicious!! I make a more tomato soup based stuffed bell pepper. I'll have to try this out some time.

Sarah Pearce said...

Today was the wrong day to see this. I'm so hungry and bored and don't know if I'll have time to go to the gymn. Will you come make me lunch? You can call me your little carb whore if you want.

Becky said...

HAHAHAHA! I'll make you lunch any day. But I can't promise it won;t be PB& J.....the only reason I posted this was b/c it was a rare thing. If I posted what I ate for lunch today, you'd probably take that back. It was really uninspiring. Just like the homemade plum sauce I attempted to make last night...