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Gluten Free Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

This dish freezes well for future meals. Quinoa provides whole-grain goodness and a serving of protein.


1 medium onion, finely chopped (1 cup)

2 Tbs. olive oil

2 ribs celery, finely chopped (1/2 cup)

1 Tbs. ground cumin

2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)

1 10-oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

2 15-oz. cans diced tomatoes, drained, liquid reserved

1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained

3/4 cup quinoa

3 large carrots, grated (11/2 cups)

11/2 cups grated reduced-fat pepper Jack cheese, divided

4 large red bell peppers, halved lengthwise, ribs removed


1. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and celery, and cook 5 minutes, or until soft. Add cumin and garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Stir in spinach and drained tomatoes. Cook 5 minutes, or until most of liquid has evaporated.

2. Stir in black beans, quinoa, carrots, and 2 cups water. Cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 minutes, or until quinoa is tender. Stir in 1 cup cheese. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Pour liquid from tomatoes in bottom of baking dish.

4. Fill each bell pepper half with heaping 3/4-cup quinoa mixture, and place in baking dish. Cover with foil, and bake 1 hour. Uncover, and sprinkle each pepper with 1 Tbs. remaining cheese. Bake 15 minutes more, or until tops of stuffed peppers are browned. Let stand 5 minutes. Transfer stuffed peppers to serving plates, and drizzle each with pan juices before serving.

Serves 8.

Raw Sunburgers recipe

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Raw Sunburgers

2 C sunflower seeds, soaked 6-8 hours
1/2 Cup carrots
1/2 Cup celery
3 green onions, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1/4 Cup fresh basil
1/4 Cup fresh parsley

Process all ingredients with S blade in a food processor. Make patties and dehydrate on a teflex sheet at 105 degrees for 12-24 hours until dry. Be sure to turn patties over when dehydrating after 6 hours.

Mystic Corner

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

I recently purchased a singing bowl at Mystic Corner. They are a great mom and pop shop, specializing in hand made items. They have incense, oils, crystals, and other gift items. You can visit them at 225 West 23rd St at 7th ave in NYC.

Park Rangers Bust Up Yoga in the Park

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Well maybe it wasn’t that dramatic. Taken from HuffPo:

A day after yoga took over Times Square, yogis flocked to Central Park’s Great Lawn, setting the world record for the largest registered yoga class. The event was hosted by Flavorpill NYC’s Sascha Lewis, and the rain made sure it also turned into the shortest yoga class.

Yoga instructors Elena Brower, Dharma Mittra, Sadie Nardini and Alison West were on hand to demonstrate to the 10,000 plus participants before the rain started and park authorities called a halt to the gathering.

Charlie in Klair Kia 516 Magazine

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Thanks to Melissa Joi for the post about my St. Lucia Get Away in Klair Kia 516 Magazine!