Thanks to our very own Dr. Joe Schwarcz, we now know about nutritarians and the Disease Proof blog. Personally, I enjoy a balance between great tasting and nutrient dense foods. Guilt engulfs me when I long to eat the white foods of days gone by–white flour, rice, bread, sugar, you know what I mean. Jittery Cook aims to find that balance between nutritious and tasty. Can’t call it the sweet spot. How about the N(utrition)-T(aste) spot?
Stuffed Sweet Pepper
- 2 large red bell peppers
- 2 large yellow bell peppers
- 1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1 T olive oil
- 1 c course or medium bulgur (or 1 1/2 c cooked quinoa)
- 1/4 c dried currants
- 2 T pine nuts
- 2 t ground cumin
- 6 oz fresh baby spinach
- 3 T chopped fresh mint
- 3 T chopped fresh dill
- 1 c feta cheese, crumbled and divided (optional)
Roast the peppers on a shallow baking pan covered with parchment, at 420 degrees, cut side down for 15 minutes, then cut side up for 15 minutes. After roasting, lightly spray the insides of the peppers with olive oil and sprinkle on a bit of salt and pepper.
Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped red pepper. Sauté until tender, about 3 minutes. Add currants and pine nuts. Sauté 2 more minutes.
Add cumin, stir 20 seconds. Mix in spinach, stir for about 2 minutes or until the spinach begins to wilt. Remove from heat. Mix in strained bulgur, mint and dill. Stir in half the feta. Season with freshly ground pepper. No salt is required if using feta.
Divide bulgur mixture among pepper halves. Top with remaining cheese. Serve warm or at room temperature. Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.
- Thanks so much, Robin Rosenberg! You’ve passed on a fabulous and gorgeous looking stuffed pepper recipe. To indulge the art collector in all of you, take a look at Robin Rosenberg’s Fine Art. I hear her business is booming!
- For a real Italian twist, check out Madonna del Piatto’s pepper recipe.
- Thanks to Dr. Alyce Fischer, my favorite dentist with a wonderfully informative FB page, for pointing out foods that strengthen our teeth. Let’s hope they strengthen our nails, too, because all this jittery cooking and dishwashing does not lead to lovely nails.
- Open up each of these 7 blogs to follow this summer. They are spectacular.
- Mediterranean Quinoa Stuffed Peppers (juicybites.net)
- Stuffed Sweet Peppers (shaanthz.wordpress.com)
- The Italian Way with Red Peppers (jovinacooksitalian.com)
- Stuffed Bell Pepper Dinner (lovefitandlifestyle.wordpress.com)
- Roasted Red Pepper Sauce (theepochtimes.com)
- Vegan Stuffed Peppers (theheartyherbivore.wordpress.com)
- Stuffed Bell Peppers (trainleanthinkclean.wordpress.com)