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Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

By Fredrica Syren:

My dear friend Corri made these for me a couple of years ago and at that time I did not think I would like stuffed peppers but glad to say I was wrong. The nutty flavor of quinoa goes great with the sweet pepper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 6 Whole sweet peppers (green, yellow, orange or red)
  • 1 1/4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup black beans (cooked or canned)
  • 1 cup salsa (I used medium spice)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella like vegan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Serve with:

  • Fresh minced
  • Avocado slices or guacamole

Preheat oven to F400/C200

Cut peppers in half and remove seeds and white membranes

In a bowl, mix quinoa, beans, salsa, spices and cheese

Stuff filling into peppers

Place peppers in an oven dish and bake in oven for 20 minutes

Serve peppers with cilantro and avocado on top along with a side salad for a nice hardy meal.

 

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Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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