10 Ways with Peppers

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      Filled to the brim pepper: Stuff a mixture of canned black eyed peas,

      fresh corn kernels and diced shallots into a hollowed out red, orange or

      yellow pepper halves. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake covered 350 until

      tender about 40 mins. Garnish with cheddar cheese and fresh cilantro


      DIY Takeout: In a large nonstick skillet misted with cooking spray saute

      diced onion with some minced garlic and chopped green peppers until

      veggies soften. Ad thin strips of beef, pork or chicken and stir fry

      until meat is cooked through. Toss with low sod teriyaki sauce and serve

      over brown rice,


      Peppery Puree: In a blender or food processor pulse 1 or 2 jarred

      roasted red peppers with a can of chick peas (drained and rinsed) and a

      splash of lemon juice, With the motor running drizzle enough olive oil

      until the spread is nice and smooth. Season with ground cumin, salt and

      pepper. Serve with pita chips for dipping


      Confetti Pasta Bowl: In a large bowl combine diced bell peppers (use

      different colors) sliced green onion, freshly chopped parsley and cooked

      and cooled tricolor tortellini. Drizzle with creamy ranch dressing and

      toss to coat. For heartier fare add some leftover shredded chicken to

      the mix


      No Cook Kebabs: Roll up strips of jarred roasted red bell peppers and

      thread alternately onto cocktail skewers with pitted green olives and

      bite size cubes of swiss cheese. Serve them up as appetizer at your next



      Crunchy Slaw: Cut bell peppers (any color you like) and red onions into

      paper thin slices. In a large bowl combine a scoop of grainy dijon

      mustard, splash of apple cider vinegar and a pinch of sugar. Add peppers

      and onions. Stir to coat. Season with salt and pepper.

      Chill for at

      least an hr. Serve alongside grilled chicken or fish


      Pepper Packed Omelet: Saute finely chopped green bell pepper in a bit of

      live oil until tender. Meanwhile lightly beat 2 or 3 eggs with a pinch

      of cayenne pepper and add it to the skillet. Cook until no visible egg

      remains. Sprinkle with pepper jack cheese over one side of the omelet

      and fold in half to enclose. For more heat top with a dash of hot pepper



      Snack Wraps: Spread wide strips or red and yellow bell peppers with soft

      goat cheese or cream cheese. Roll thin slices f deli style turkey breast

      around each pepper strip and serve with spice mustard for dipping


      Soup Sammy Combo: Mix together canned tuna (drained and flaked) diced

      red or orange red bell pepper, crumbled cooked bacon and a scoop of

      reduced fat mayo. Pile tuna salad on toasted whole wheat bread and dish

      up alongside a cup of store bought roasted red pepper soup


      Grilled Peachy Peppers: Cut several peaches and green peppers into

      quarters. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill

      until lightly charred about 3 mins per side. Serve on a pretty platter

      sprinkled with fresh herbs (try parsley, basil or mint) and drizzle with

      balsamic vinegar

      Life is like a jigsaw puzzle.But you don’t have the picture on the front

      of the box to know what it’s supposed to look like.Sometimes you’re not

      even sure if you have all the pieces.

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