In honor of Oprah’s big vegan episode today, I would like to share some of my…
FAVORITE THINGS!!!!! (Imagine your best Oprah impression here)
My favorite things aren’t nearly as elaborate as an iPad or a brand new Volkswagen, but they are delicious. So there…
Quinoa is an all-star grain, an excellent protein source, and would totally win in a fight versus rice or cous cous. Quinoa pasta comes in a smaller box (8 oz), is gluten free, and is just overall amazing. It’s also a great way to get the benefits of quinoa for those with texture issues. Look for it in the gluten free section.
I have a love hate relationship with Trader Joes, but this is one of the products I always buy at TJ’s. They are frozen and heat up in like 30 seconds. Versatile, low in fat, and just scrumptious; they rule...
Grilled Green Peppers and Onions
I actually vividly remember the first time I had grilled peppers and onions. I was about 11 or 12 and I had them on a Papa Gino’s pizza at my Aunt Lena’s house. gross alert – It was so good, my brother and I burped all the way home to remember it. Green peppers and onions still hold a special place in my heart and in my chubby tummy.
Check out a combination of my favorite things (and a couple of pictures) in a yumtastic and easy dinner idea, after the jump…
Pasta with Peppers and Onion (creative huh)
8 oz box of Quinoa Elbow Macaroni
1 Tb. Olive Oil
1 Medium size green pepper
1 medium size yellow or white onion
6-12 Trader Joe’s Meatless Meatballs
1 small can of tomato sauce (optional)
Cook quinoa pasta in a pot of salted boiling water, according to package directions, for 6-9 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile slice green pepper and onions into medium size chunks. Heat T. of olive oil in a medium or large skillet or wok. Add peppers and onions and mix. Let cook for about 5-6 minutes until onions are translucent. Add frozen “meatballs’ and let cook for another 5 minutes or until meatballs are warmed throughout. (Option-- add a small can of tomato sauce and mix in to peppers and onions for more of a spaghetti sauce.) Add cooked pasta into skillet and toss. So easy!
Serve… eat… devour!