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Cute Little Quinoa-Stuffed, Fiesta-Inspired Bell Pepper for One (Tequila Optional)

A Cute Little Quinoa-Stuffed & Fiesta-Inspired Bell Pepper for One !! Hiiiiii Guys!

So, I’m super pumped about sharing this recipe with y’all because I’ve been wanting to try it five-ever. Look how cuuute it is! ALSO, its healthy and easy, so I think y’all will love it as much as I do.

Besides it’s pod-like cuteness, one thing I really love about my recipe adaption  ( original recipe for 6 servings by Damn Delicious… ya know, if you’re cool & actually have friends ) is the fact that it is for One! So, if you’re kinda a loser / single / loner sometimes ( like me ), I got ya covered. Or, if you simply wanna make yourself a little lunch / dinner with minimal clean up, I got ya too.

One Pepper is about 350 Cals & contains about 13 g’s of Protein.

A Cute Little Quinoa-Stuffed & Fiesta-Inspired Bell Pepper for One !! Before I spill the secrets on this recipe, I want to share some Quinoa Benefits ( found on Mind. Body. Green. )

Quinoa is relatively simple to make, super healthy ( obviously, its a superfood ), & can last you awhile in the fridge ( << always a plus for me ). I love foods that I can whip up big portions of, store in the fridge, & use throughout the week. Quinoa’s versatility lends itself well to a TON of different recipes.

A Cute Little Quinoa-Stuffed & Fiesta-Inspired Bell Pepper for One + 7 Major Benefits of Quinoa *Sidenote: I discovered the health / weight-loss benefits of Magnesium via The Skinny Confidential’s ( aka: my blogger muse / crush ) post here. A must-read.*

Alright, so, I’ll stop rambling and get down to business.

Here’s what you’ll need for my recipe adaption for one:

  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup black beans, drained & rinsed
  • A couple little baby tomatoes, chopped into fourths
  • About a tablespoon of diced onion
  • About a tablespoon of diced jalapeño ( remove seeds, duh )
  • Tablespoon of shredded cheddar cheese ( or more, if ya want )
  • Tablespoon of fresh, chopped cilantro
  • Dash of Lime Juice
  • Dash of Cumin
  • Dash of Garlic Powder
  • Dash of Chili Powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 Bell Pepper ( whatever color you like best ) hollowed out & little top cut off to make a lid

Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Pepper :: Some of the Ingredients  Instructions:

» Preheat oven to 350° & line a small baking dish with parchment paper.

» In a small bowl, combine the Quinoa, Corn, Black Beans, Tomatoes, Onion, Jalapeño, Cheese, Cilantro, Lime Juice, Cumin, Garlic & Chile Powder, salt & pepper, and mix all together.

» Spoon the filling into the Bell Pepper cavity ( it should be heaping and falling over the sides) & place your little lid on top.

» Place the pepper in / on baking dish cavity side up and put your little lonely pepper in the oven ( I’ll admit: it looks sad in there all alone ) to bake for 30 minutes or until the filling is baked through & pepper is tender.

» Have a little fiesta for one & serve immediately ( Tequila optional, though encouraged ) !!

Also optional :: Add This Homemade Salsa to make your fiesta a little more lively.

A Cute Little Quinoa-Stuffed & Fiesta-Inspired Bell Pepper for One !! I mean, seriously, how cute n’ fun is this little pep? Obviously you can adapt this recipe to be for multiple people. Just use those super important math skills that you learned in 2nd grade & double or triple ( or whatever ) the recipe to fit your needs.

A Cute Little Quinoa-Stuffed & Fiesta-Inspired Bell Pepper for One !! I absolutely love this flavor combo ( kinda chipotle-esque ), so you’ll probably be seeing it a lot on ROAWO ( found here already !! ). This produce-based recipe is filled with the vitamins & minerals ( and protein! ) that your body needs without the meat or gluten, so it is vegetarian- & gluten-friendly as well.

Remember to use organic produce & grains for the best & healthiest lunch ( or dinner )!

K, bye.

[ PS ]

PS: Some amazing interviews to come to ROAWO soooo soon, so stay tuned to meet some realllll inspiring girls! 

 



Hollywood, CA: A Relaxing Getaway in the Hills

Ramblings of a Wild One: Los Angeles, CA

T-Shirt// All Things Fabulous
Sunglasses// House of Harlow
Shoes// Vera Wang
Nail Polish// Marshmallow by Etsy

Yesterday, My girl Abby and I decided to take a little break from the 4-day-long party that has been this trip. You gotta relax a little on vacation, right?

By the way, if you missed previous posts from this trip, check them all out here: Venice Beach (Part I & Part II), Hollywood (Part I & Part II), and my favorite restaurant… seriously, the best.

Kale, Cucumber, Pineapple and Lemon Fresh Pressed Juice

Kale, Cucumber, Pineapple and Lemon Fresh Pressed Juice

We tried out this little cafe near our house called Solar De Cahuenga. Not only did I see the love of my life [comedian: Chris D’elia], but I enjoyed a crepe and some freshly-pressed juice.

Good Start Crepe: Eggs, Roma tomatoes, spinach & onions, with hot sauce [instead of sour cream] with a side of fruit.

Good Start Crepe: Eggs, Roma tomatoes, spinach & onions, with hot sauce [instead of sour cream] with a side of fruit.

Another one of my favorite Los Angeles activities: hiking the Runyon Canyon Trails. The weather here is so perfect; it makes me want to spend the entire day outside.. so different from Texas [wow].

The weather has crazy-intense control over my daily happiness… part of the reason I’m moving to Los Angeles ASAP. I absolutely LOVE this place and the way it makes me feel on a daily basis.

Runyon Canyon, Los Angeles Runyan Canyon, Los Angeles We decided to stay in and grill out on our badass balcony [more about our house here]. We grilled Lemon-Herb Chicken [found here] in tin foil, whipped up some quinoa [Trader Joe’s] and brussels sprouts, and drank some vino. And enjoyed the weather and the view.. of course.

Summertime Grilling

Pinot in the Hills

Pinot in the Hills

Assorted Cheese from Trader Joe's

Assorted Cheese from Trader Joe’s

Lemon-Herb Chicken, Brussels Sprouts, Quinoa, Assorted Cheese

Lemon-Herb Chicken, Brussels Sprouts, Quinoa, Assorted Cheese

Only a couple more days in Los Angeles.. and I’m pretending thats not a thing so I won’t be sad.. till tomorrow.

xx P