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Free and Friendly Foods Taco Inspired Stuffed Peppers

Taco Inspired Stuffed Peppers

I feel like I’ve been on an international kick lately in the kitchen… At first, I thought these peppers were semi-Spanish, then I realized they were taco inspired. I was feeling like they needed something more to attain a full Spanish status… Anywho, I saw something really pretty online, and knew I wanted to do something with multi-coloured peppers, and this is what I came up with.

You’ll love this though. Originally, I was going to add sprouted red rice to this. The rice didn’t cook. It boiled, and when we put the lid on to let it simmer, apparently it did noting. So the rice was hard and had to be left out. In the end, I think it worked out better. Remind me to tell you about how the stove exploded… I’ve been cooking on a portable induction hot-plate like item for weeks… Back to the recipe.

More than anything, I was SOOOO thrilled and somewhat feeling proud that I had the kids eating OUT OF peppers!!! I asked them to try their first bite with the pepper itself, and as always, they were willing to go along with my crazy idea for a bite or two. Well, Kid Three and Kid Four loved the pepper bowl. Kid Two, not so much, as he’s very sensitive to spicy things. Either way, it was a total win, win, win, and they all went back for seconds, and they were super happy when I pulled out their favorite potato chips so they could eat it dip style if they wanted.

As if that’s not enough, I also had the joy of introducing the kids to ramps. I hadn’t heard of them before this season. I’ve been seeing them on GoodEggs.com, a place we like to get items from. After seeing them for a while with the leaves, then as bulbs only with the warning that this was the end of the season, I decided to make the jump. When they arrived, I couldn’t stop smelling them. Uh-MAZE-ing. Kid two was like, eh. Kid Three. He so totally got me on this one. He was into the smell just as much as I was. What made me really happy though was that after everything was cooked and Kid Two tried a cooked ramp piece on its own, he was in love with them too! What more could I possibly have asked for? On to the recipe and photos!!!

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Soy Free, Vegan Friendly, GAPs Compatible
For GAPs, use navy beans instead of black beans.

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Organic avocado and rice

St. Patrick’s Day Part 1 of 3 – Festive Green Rice

This is the first of three special St. Patrick Day ideas. As someone who is part Irish, I have always enjoyed the creative festivities during March. This is an idea that works well as a lunch. It serves two nicely.

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Purple Onion Lamb

I was starving tonight, but I wanted something different. So, here’s what I did:

I started with 1/2 of a organic medium purple/red onion. I sautéed it in organic olive oil on low-medium heat while I prepared food for everyone else. After about 1/2 an hour, it was so perfect. The onions were good enough to eat by themselves. Next, I cooked grass fed ground lamb on the stove top, medium high heat, and seasoned it with sea salt, Organic Braggs Herbs and Spices, and Organic Black Pepper. Yup, it was that simple.

I smashed an organic avocado, and mixed it all together. Totally not kidding, I wish I had some right now. I encourage you to give this one a try!

Sorry for the lack of pictures. I told you I was hungry 🙂

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