Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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I had three poblano peppers and two orange bell peppers left in my produce drawer after I made my Eggplant and Bell pepper dip the other day… I also had one  grilled lonely chicken breast and according to my husband that was not enough for him to eat for dinner,  I was trying to skip cooking dinner :):)…


This recipe is what I call stretch your dollar meal when feeling lazy to run to the store or when you forget to take out meat or chicken or fish or any other protein from the freezer early in the day or a night before to make dinner! You use your leftover and be creative!

Its simple, full of flavor and put together in less than 10 minutes… and its enough for fill you up and not having you leave the dinner table hungry…


I created this dish based on my mom’s stuffed peppers, they are amazingly delicious, hearty and full of flavors but I have been watching what I eat for a while so I replaced the rice with almond flour for binding and the chicken breast to replace the beef…


Preheat oven to 350′

1 grilled chicken breast cut to small bite sizes

3 poblano peppers, washed and seeds removed

2 orange bell peppers, washed and seeds removed

4 tbsp. almond flour

1/2 tbsp. garlic powder

1/2 tbsp. sea salt

1/2 tbsp. black pepper

1/2 tsp. cumin

1/2 tsp. paprika

1/2 tsp pasilla chili powder

1 tsp. ground coriander

1/2 cup fiesta mix shredded cheese

1 can tomato sauce 8 oz.

3/4 cup canned black beans drained and rinsed well

1 cup of water


Cut the tops off the peppers remove the seeds, wash and dry and save the tops to the side.

Chop the chicken in to small bit sizes and add them to a large mixing bowl.

Chop the leftover pepper tops and add them to the chicken.

Add black beans, sea salt, almond flour, black pepper, paprika, pasilla chili powder, tomato sauce, cumin, coriander and garlic powder.

Mix well until all combined.

With a dinner spoon, fill all the peppers an inch below the top and stand in a baking dish..

I stand the peppers to make sure the mixture stay’s inside the peppers, its kind hard with the shape of the pablano but I tried my best to keep straight…

Top each pepper with a little of the cheese and by avoiding the top of the peppers add the water to the bottom of the baking dish.

Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 40-45 minutes, the last five minutes remove the foil and continue baking.

This dish is really delicious and hearty on its own, no side dishes need it unless a green salad is desired! But I think to really enjoy the delicious and amazing flavors in this dish is best eating on its own.









Eggplant and Bell pepper dip

Eggplant and Bell pepper dip

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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I had to clean up my produce drawer and use up some of the vegetable that were in there…I had two eggplants and colorful bell peppers. I also had poblano and anaheim pepper that I had to use before they expire…


This dip is one of the easiest side dish you could make in no time, and I love eggplants anything! I will eat eggplants any way I can get it, its so delicious, meaty and healthy.. And that was no brainer for me to create this dish on the spot…


I served this delicious and chunky dish as a side dish to my grilled chicken breast that I cooked with my own mix of spices that I cannot cook poultry without it….I listed it in this post Turkey Breast.


Preheat oven to 400′

2 medium eggplants, peeled and cut to cubes

1 large red bell pepper cut in to big size pieces

1 large yellow bell pepper cut in to big size pieces

1 large poblano pepper cut in to big size pieces

5 fresh garlic cloves

3 tbsp. cilantro leaves

3 tbsp. olive oil

1/2 tbsp. sea salt

1/2 tbsp. black pepper

1/4 tsp. curry powder

1/4 tsp. ground cumin

2 tbsp. tahini paste

2 tbsp. lemon juice

3 tbsp. water

Nonstick cooking spray


Spray two baking sheets lined with aluminum foil with cooking spray, add the cut up peppers on to one sheet and the eggplants on to the other sheet pan.

Drizzle olive oil on top of the vegetables on each sheet pans, mix well.

Add salt and pepper equally to each pan and mix well.

Add 3 garlic cloves to the peppers pan and reserve two to the side.

Roast for 44-46 minutes.

Let both pans cool for 20 minutes.

Combine all the roasted vegetables in a bowl of a food processer, add the reserved garlic cloves, cilantro, curry powder, cumin, tahini paste, lemon juice and water.

Pulse for about a minute or until all chopped and combined but not saucy or mushy, you need the texture to be chunky in order to scope it with a crispy pita bread.

Add salt and pepper if needed…