Stuffed Crooked Necks and Bells!

Good day, good day!

So recently I decided I was going to try being vegetarian. GASP, I know, how could I just give up eating chickens, cows and Mary the little lamb?! It’s very easy actually, for me, my husband is still eating meat which I would never force him to give it up. So far I am on day 6 of this adventure and it is going great. I made a new recipe that turned out super yummy ! STUFFED YELLOW SQUASH AND BELL PEPPERS. 

This dish had more of a Mexican appeal and I kinda made it up as I went along. I got both bell pepper and squash because why not! I would defiantly recommend getting more than just two of each because you will have a lot of filling left. If you make it for a family of 4 it will be the perfect amount! I also wanted to get zucchini, but the store had the smallest ones I have ever seen so that’s why I just went with the squash. img_7221

What you will need:

  •  I would say 4 squash zucchini and 2 bell peppers (mix and match how you like to what you like)
  • 3/4 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Bag Frozen Corn
  • 1-2 Avocado
  • 1/2  Bunch Cilantro
  • 1 Can Black Beans ( I like the spicy black beans)
  • Salsa (your favorite kind)
  • Sour Cream
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • Cheese
  • 1/2 Block Cream Cheese
  • Brown Rice
  • S&P
  • Cumin
  • Chili Powder
  • Garlic

I first started off by cooking the rice because that seems to take the longest. I only cooked 1 cup of rice. Then I began to de-gut the squash and bell peppers. img_7222.jpgAfter, I pulled out a Pyrex dish and lightly spread the oil around the pan and I also took my cooking brush and lightly spread it on the inside of the vegetables. Then, placed them in the pan and start chopping all the other veggies! I used about 3/4 of a red onion, 1 whole tomato, 1 jalapeno, and about 1/2 bunch of cilantro but don’t add it til the end. I even cut up some extra bell peppers I had in the fridge.img_7225.jpgimg_7223.jpg

I just cooked the veggies first and added all the seasoning. Season as you go to, I used a lot. AND DON’T FORGET THE GARLIC!

Then, the rice should be done so throw that in the pan with the beans and corn (after they are rinsed and microwave the corn half the amount of time). Give a good stir and add the cream cheese! I think I added about 4 oz, but add what you like!img_7230Once the mix is heated then add the cilantro, and start stuffing your peppers and squash! Once they are full I threw it in the oven for about 7 minutes at 400 degrees and then added the cheese on top! img_7231img_7235Then I threw them back in the oven for another 15 minutes and let the cheese get crispy! ooooo man these were so good!! img_7236.jpgimg_7241.jpgThen, I topped them with sour cream, salsa, and you won’t believe me, but I was so hungry I forgot my avocado! But next time I won’t forget! img_7243

There you go a delicious meatless dinner! I was thinking next time I would use a spanish rice, my problem with box rice the high sodium content it has, but it sure would make this meal that much better. AND DON’T FORGET THE AVOCADO!

Well I hope you all have a great day!

Spread LOVE AND PEACE!

Peace out Girl Scouts.

E. Little

Mango Salsa Shrimp Tacos!

Holy cow, let me start of by saying I have missed you all! I have been so busy with school and work I have had no time to write. So since I have been gone I thought I would share with you what my husband and I made for dinner last week that was so unbelievably tasty. MANGO SALSA ON SHRIMP TACOS!

I was trying to think of something quick and easy to make since I had worked that morning and had an exam (shocker I know) that next day to study for. Tacos are pretty easy so I went to the grocery store and winged it!

What you will need for the Mango Salsa, (or could be considered Pico because it is chunky)

  1. 2 mangos
  2. 3/4 red onion
  3. 1 red bell pepper
  4. about 2-3 jalapeno
  5. a bunch of cilantro
  6. Salt
  7. Lime

Now, take the list and dice everything into small pieces and give a good mix! My husband took over all the chopping and the mixing so I’m sorry for the lack of pictures! He said he only used a little salt, not much, and let me say it turned out perfect! Also just squeeze a half of lime in the mix! We got really lucky the mango was actually really sweet! img_6922We let it sit in the fridge while we cooked the shrimp. I just cooked the shrimp with Cajun seasoning to give it some spice.

We used corn tortillas and added avocado to the tacos, we also had a side of refried beans! But here’s a tip, always buy the vegetarian kind, because the other ones have LARD in them! yes LARD, you are welcome, now you are going to read the label when you go the store next. Oh yeah, I also put feta on my tacos, just because it sounded good! img_6931img_6930img_6932Alright there you are, just in time for taco Tuesday! And a side note I took my favorite back of blue corn chips when I was done eating my tacos and started chowing on the bowl of mango salsa I had leftover. SO DANG GOOD!! 

I am sorry again for my lack of posts, but school is important! Heres a SOD too for you to jam to today!

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Happy Day Everyone!

Stay Hippie!

E. Little

 

Tequila Tuesday.

Hola Amigos!

This is the greeting that my husband and I get every time we go to one of our local Mexican food restaurants, Plaza Bonita. This place is super close to where we live and has some of the best house margaritas around! When you walk in you get greeted by the staff with “Hola Amigos” every time and they always have a smile on their face. Then when they come to see what you want to drink they bring their house salsa and some chips to munch on.img_5275Yesterday, we sat at the bar, because since we had it all to ourselves. Since we had yesterday off we decided to celebrate our lives with a toast and some tequila! Bottoms up! For a drink we both ordered their house margaritas because they make a really good one and it comes in this big glass! img_5277img_5276Now there are 2 really good reasons why coming to this place when you are hungry is awesome!

1.  The food comes out very fast, even when they are busy.

2. There will defiantly be enough food for lunch tomorrow!img_5286

I got the Chicken Fajitas and my husband got the Tacos Carbon de Pollo. They also offer the tacos in Carne Asda which we have had before and the Pollo is just as good! These tacos never disappoint on taco Tuesday!  So this is the first time we ever ordered the fajitas and holy cow they were so good!! Talk about some of the most flavorful chicken and veggies cooked in this sweet, tangy sauce, but be careful because it is served on a sizzling hot skillet!

We love coming here because it’s just a get-a-way down the street especially when we are in the mood for something extra yummy. Wait, Yummy, oh I almost forgot we totally killed out whole cutting sugar out of out diet when we ordered this..img_5287FACNY CHURROS! I couldn’t resist because I have had a sweet tooth all week! and it was totally worth it.

Well there you have it! Try Plaza Bonita! They have multiple locations, here’s the website to find one close to you.

http://myplazabonita.com/index.html

Don’t forget to get a house margarita! Cheers!

Peace out Girl Scouts.