Salmon Stuffed Sweet Peppers

We’ve all seen my tasty stuffed tomatoes, however, after purchasing a few yellow and orange peppers at Whole Foods earlier this week, I opted for a  stuffed pepper recipe that includes my favorite canned salmon from Trader Joe’s.  This is a quick n’ easy recipe that tastes just minutes to prepare and pop into the oven for a savory side dish or meal anytime of the day.

Ingredients

  • 1large yellow or orange bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup Greek plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsp. hazelnuts, ground
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Pinch of chili powder
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 can Trader Joe’s salmon, drained
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup rice cheese, grated

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut off top of each pepper, scoop out insides and discard.
  • Combine all ingredients (except rice cheese) into a mixing bowl; mix well.
  • Stuff mixture into hollowed peppers.  Sprinkle with rice cheese.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.
  • Enjoy!
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How To Create Homemade Breadcrumbs…

There is nothing like homemade bread crumbs to improve the taste of your dish, Fresh homemade bread crumbs are so easy to make, too! This also saves money since commercial bread crumbs are expensive.


Since I like to make homemade bread, I always seem to have end pieces around that I target and save for making homemade bread crumbs.

  • Any type of bread can be used…gluten free, rice, sourdough, whole wheat, etc. You can even combine various types of bread, which will give your dishes a fabulous taste.
  • I usually wait until I have enough bread slices to fill my food processor before making the crumbs. Just store your odds and ends of bread in a large resealable plastic bag in the freezer until ready to make your homemade bread crumbs.
  • If your bread is not dry enough to crumble in the food processor, place bread slices on an  baking sheet. Spread each piece throughout the baking sheet without overlapping; allow a bit of room between pieces to dry properly. Bake in a 300 degree F. oven for approximately 10 to 15 minutes; about halfway through, turn them over so they dry evenly. Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Tear dried bread into smaller pieces and place in your food processor; process until desired consistency, forming a coarse texture.
  • If you don’t have a supply of homemade bread crumbs in your freezer, and you need a small amount for your recipe: Use 1 or 2 slices of bread and dry in the oven. Place dry bread slices in a Ziploc bag, and use a rolling pin to roll over the top of the plastic bag until desired texture.
  • Even Mark Bitten, who writes for Dining section of The New York Times, creates his very own bread crumbs and states, “No matter what bread you start with, they are going to be better than store-bought.” You can see Mark’s tip for creating his own bread crumbs in his recipe post on Broccoli Rabe.

Take a look at my new blog post for Enjoy Life Foods

here.

I’d love to hear your thoughts!  Enjoy Life Foods offers a vast array of delicious ‘allergy-free’ foods.

And, for my Weekly Wrap-Up….Here’s What’s In The News This Week

New Wellness Program at Save-A-Lot

Dole Expands Social Media for Salad Campaign

Gluten-Free and Coconut Products Among the Most Popular at The Fancy Food Show

And the best news of the day?

Happy Birthday to The Healthy Apple as tomorrow, January the 23rd marks my 1 year anniversary … the first day I began blogging….so…

Happy Birthday to The Healthy Apple!

Enjoy your weekend.

Simple Substitutions

We’ve all been there…you’re in the middle of making dinner or baking a pie and, Oopsie Daisy… we’re stuck without a much needed ingredient.  Have no fear, here’s a few simple substitutions you can use (instead) hehe, of the ingredient called for in the recipe…

When in Doubt…Opt for Greek plain yogurt when you need:

Soup Base: 2 Tbsp. Rice Flour and 1 cup Greek plain yogurt

Cream Cheese: Strain plain Greek yogurt in cheesecloth; cover and place into the fridge for 24 hours.

Sour Cream: Plain Greek yogurt and 1 tsp. baking soda added to your dry ingredients

Mayonnaise: 1 cup Greek plain yogurt, sea salt, pepper, 1 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard

Other Substitutions

1 clove Garlic: 1/6 tsp. garlic powder

1 Tbsp. Fresh Herbs: 2 Tbsp. dried herbs

1 tsp. All Spice: 1/4 tsp. cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. ground cloves

1 cup honey: 1 cup agave nectar or 1-1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup warm water

1 tsp. Lemon juice: 1/2 tsp. White vinegar

1 cup Dry Bread Crumbs: 1 cup crushed crackers, cereal, corn chips, rice chips

OR

1 cup Dry Bread Crumbs: 2 slices of bread, toasted in the oven, then crumbled or sliced into cubes

1 oz. Baking chocolate: 1 oz. raw cacao nibs

OR

1 oz. Baking chocolate: 3 Tbsp. cocoa and 2 tsp. butter or ghee

1 cup Buttermilk: 1 cup milk (or 1 cup Greek plain yogurt) mixed with 1 Tbp. white vinegar; let sit for 20 minutes.

1 cup Self-Raising Flour: 1 cup all purpose flour mixed with 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 tsp. Arrowroot: 1 Tbsp. Flour and 1-1/2 tsp. cornstarch

1 Tbsp. Flour for thickening: 1-1/2 tsp. cornstarch or arrowroot

1 tsp. Baking powder: 1/3 tsp. baking soda and 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

Whole Eggs: Two egg whites for each whole egg and 1 Tbsp. oil

In The News This Week…

Salt-Loving May Seeks to Trim it from NYC Diets

Guiding Stars Site Adds a Nutrition Blog

Celestial Seasonings Explores Facebook “PossibiliTEAS”

Online Programs Can Boost Fruit and Vegetable Intake

Soda Fountains Contained Fecal Bacteria, Study Found

All Fibers May Not Be Created Equal

Target, Giada DeLaurentiis Launch Line of Cooking, Food Products