Friday, July 2, 2010

Home for 12 Hours

Yesterday Greg did something I don't remember him ever doing before in the eight and a half years we've been together (we've been married a little over 4 of those years).  He flew home in the morning just to hang out at home for the day, and then left in the evening!  He was itching to see Clyde and I, and wanted to nap in his own bed, and do some things at home. 
I was happy to see him when I got home, and got to work on dinner.  I decided to make Italian style stuffed peppers with Quinoa.  I used two large peppers, an orange and yellow and cut them in half.  I placed them in a casserole dish with about an inch or two of water and microwaved them for about 5 minutes before flipping them and cooking them another 3 or so to soften them.

Meanwhile, the filling was going.  I did 1 cup of Quinoa cooked in 1 cup of water and 1 cup of Veggie broth. 

I also made a mixture of onion, garlic, veggie crumbles, a can of diced tomatos with their juice, some spinach, and some chopped artichoke hearts, seasoned with dried basil and oregano.

Once done, I drained the water from the peppers and put a little EVOO in the bottom so they wouldn't stick.  I mixed the Quinoa with the veggie mixture and heaped each pepper half with the mixture.  I then baked the peppers at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes, adding a slice of provolone to each pepper and cooking for another 5 minutes or so. 
The finished product...
My plate... 1/2 plus 1/4 of a pepper. 
We also had salad with lettuce, spinach, carrot, feta, sundried tomatos, and balsamic/EVOO:
Baxter had some carrot peels:
Then after 3 short hours home with Greg, I drove him to the airport...
He looks excited to go back to work, right?
Well, at least we got to have a homecooked healthy dinner together.


Monique@She's Going The Distance said...

aw that's sweet he came home to see you!! Stuffed peppers sounds awesome btw :)

Anonymous said...

OMG those peppers look amazing. That is one of the few dishes my mom made when I was younger so I thought I was burnt out on the stuffed peppers but seeing this post has changed my mine! :)

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