Tag Archives: Red pepper

that’s a first. [tricolor quinoa and black bean salad]

February 20th, 2013 by | comments


Not having work on Monday really threw me off this week–I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday. I did, however, enjoy the long weekend and spent part of it at home with my grandma. We had a wonderful time together hanging out, shopping and eating (this quinoa salad included)…oh, and dealing with my flat tire for most of Saturday afternoon. I got to experience my first ride in a tow truck, though. Woohoo!

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versatile. [cuban black beans and rice]

June 6th, 2012 by | comments

As I’ve said multiple times, I love the versatility of beans. They can be eaten plain, in a tortilla, in a dip, in a casserole…the list goes on. This recipe for Cuban black beans and rice made for a hearty and healthy meal served alongside grilled chicken. Check out another bean recipe I made here.

I spent this past weekend in Palm Springs with a group of friends, so I figured I’d share a few photos. With a temperature of 100-plus degrees, we didn’t get out of the pool very often. :)

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snacks on snacks. [red pepper, fontina & mango quesadilla]

May 23rd, 2012 by | comments

I’m on roll with these Weight Watchers recipes. Though this quesadilla wasn’t to the caliber of the breakfast stacks, it was still a delicious and light snack. The original recipe calls for swiss cheese, but since I didn’t have any on hand, I worked with what I had. Next time, I’d add a spicy spread to juxtapose the sweetness of the mango and red pepper. The spread would of course add calories, but if you’re not on the diet, I guess it’s OK, right? :)

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warm me up. [chicken & potato corn chowder]

November 8th, 2011 by | comments

It’s finally starting to feel like fall here in California, so I’m taking full advantage–donning boots, hats and scarves, and cooking/eating hearty meals. This chicken and potato corn chowder is the ideal comforting dinner on a chilly night.

For you soup fanatics out there, check out my potato and carrot soup, or my butternut squash soup. Or, head over to Sweet Pea’s Kitchen and check out Christina’s soup roundup.

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more cheese please. [goat cheese baked in red pepper]

August 2nd, 2010 by | comments

While my mom was in South Carolina, she decided to cook a Caribbean-themed dinner for some guests. She found a goat cheese and red pepper appetizer that is absolutely delicious. Once I dove into the dip, it was almost impossible to stop. From what my parents said, their guests couldn’t get enough of it either.

* Note: I doubled the recipe for the goat cheese filling.

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