loving stuffed peppers

this is my shelf in the living room its where i keep all of my prized posessions. most of them are things my sister bought me (bless her)

i got the pride flag at the huge march in seattle the day after gay marriage was legalized in the us.

not pictured: another su poster and a huge amazing print of stevonnie. my sister is constantly buying me stuff shes the best but im running out of Space

also.. just a fun fact… this is directly in front of the window to my apartment so everyone can see How Gay I Am

~Protein packed Stuffed Peppers~

Ingredients:

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup alfalfa sprouts
  • ½ cup black beans, cooked
  • ½ of an avocado
  • The juice of ½ a lime
  • ¼ TSPs of garlic powder, fresh ground pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Slice the pepper in half and remove the stem and seeds
  • Combine the spices, lime juice, avocado, and cilantro in a small bowl and mash with a fork to create fresh guacamole
  • Now stuff your pepper!! Layer however you like, I layered mine with beans on the bottom, then quinoa, then guac, then the sprouts to top it all off. Enjoy!! :)

These babies are a perfect workout recovery meal if you have sore muscles, or even if you just want something filling and delicious to get you through the day! 

anonymous asked:

hey I haven't eaten anything in 3 days and yesterday has been the last day so I ate dinner and I have actually lost weight. today I'm planning on not eating then tomorrow I'll eat again so basicly I was thinking about eating a day and a day not. do you think this is a good idea? and how much weight will I lose? I'm 170cm 60kg

No this is a terrible thing to be doing. You’re destroying your metabolism, please stop this cycle and just eat clean and exercise. Losing weight isn’t worth destroying your body. Please talk to a doctor about how you can properly lose weight. They will be able to tell you how much you can/should lose and how to do so without destroying your body. 

Please don’t take this advice lightly. Your metabolism isn’t the only thing at stake here.  

Here are a few (but not limited too) things that may and will happen if you continue down this path:

- Mood swings and/or depression

- Thinking will become harder over time because youre starving your brain

- (if youre a female) could lose your period and destroy your chances of fertility

- Chronic Constipation, your digestive track works slowly resulting in not being able to poop as often and being bloated more often and for longer periods of time

- sleeping will become harder 

- MALNUTRITION !!!!

- Slow metabolism (will make it harder to lose weight later)

-  Under active thyroid hormone (causes hair loss/shuts down sex hormones/stress hormones rise)

- Low blood sugar

Some healthy ways to lose weight:

- instead of snacking on chips snack on fruit! any kind any amount

- feeling hungry? GREAT eat all the vegs you want. Google how to stir fry or just get a $3 bag of frozen vegs and go insane with the amount of possibilities (i love making stuffed peppers w/ quinoa yumm)

- replace sugary/diet drinks with water (if you dont like the plainess of water add a lemon!)

- Eat whole foods!! seriously this helps so much, eating less processed and more whole foods helps your body in so many ways

- Exercise but don’t over exercise!! your body needs to rest so it can heal and you can achieve more the next time you exercise

- Calories are not the all and end all of losing weight. 400 cals of fruits/vegs will benefit weight loss where as 400 cals of Doritos will not help at all lol.


Conclusion: 

I’m sorry if this isn’t what you were looking for but it is the truth. IT IS OKAY TO EAT, AND YOU SHOULD. Just make healthy choices and you will lose weight.

Please talk to a doctor about healthy ways to lose weight and/or tone your body and tbh you’re already at a good weight. If you want to tone up great! but please try to get off of this path of self destruction. You’re life is worth more then this. Losing weight this way isn’t worth all the side effects and long term damage it can cause. I only typed all this out because I care. I care about you and your health. I hope you can make the right decision and start off on the right path soon. Take care <3 

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Thursday, November 9.

I normally go swimming on Thursday mornings but I burned myself a bit (face and hands) at work yesterday and even if the wounds aren’t too bad, I didn’t want to risk an infection. So, no swimming for me until at least Monday.

I had chocolate oatmeal for breakfast and a huge stuffed pepper with rice for lunch. Was so full afterwards, but I love stuffed peppers too much to leave something over. Dinner was a pretzel roll with cheese and grilled turkey ham and half a slice of bread with mortadella. As a snack I had a mandarin with a few roasted peanuts.

I didn’t do much today, except grocery shopping and attending a few appointments. Got some not-so-good news and wasn’t feeling up to exercising afterwards. At least I managed to post the accountability posts for the last few days. I’ve been feeling sick and tired for a few days and didn’t have the energy to blog at all. But hopefully I’m back on track now ☺️

Stuffed Pepper Risotto

So, I love stuffed peppers which were introduced to me in college. However, my first job after graduating sent me to live in Korea where I rented an apartment in a dorm-like building that had a shared kitchen. I had very little cookware, and the kitchen only had an electric stove top big enough for 2 pots, 2 rice cookers, and a microwave. The only other thing in the kitchen was the sink and fridge. I was really craving the stuffed peppers my friend would serve at her house, so I decided I would make a modified and simpler recipe. This ended up being one of my favorite recipes and is super simple. It’s basically a deconstructed stuffed pepper slash risotto (or porridge if you are snooty about your risotto). This recipe can be done in one pot and is great for when you have a lot of leftover plain cooked rice. As for the protein in this recipe, I’ve always used beef, but you can use whatever protein you prefer. You can even leave it out altogether. Your choice of protein will slightly change the flavor, but not significantly. And when I made it in Korea, ground beef was hard to find so I would normally use the beef that was chopped up to be used in stews (small cubes the size of a game dice). This dish was basically comfort food to me in Korea. While there was all those great dishes to be had there in Korea, sometimes I wanted to curl up in bed with a bowl of this and binge-watch Netflix.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

2 Medium Green Bell Peppers
1 Medium Onion
1/2 lb Beef (Any protein works, even tofu or you could just leave it out altogether.)
1 Jar of Your Favorite Pasta Sauce
2 Bowls of Cooked Rice
1 Tbsp Oil (or 2 Tbsp If you need to use a pan and a pot)

Instructions:

1. In a large pot, add the oil and heat to medium high. If you do not have a large pot, you can saute everything in a pan and then transfer it over to a pot (this is what I had to do in Korea because the pots in the kitchen were very small). If you use the pan to pot version, just remember to oil both the pan and the pot.

2. Wash peppers and peel outer skin off of the onion. Chop both into a chunky dice. If your beef is in a large piece, also take the time to cut it into a small dice. Ground beef should work perfectly fine, as well.

3. Cook the beef first. Meat is cooked first because when cooking, water is released. If you’re cooking the meat with veggies at the same time, you’ll likely end up boiling the veggies in the released water depending on how crowded the pot or pan is. After most of the moisture has evaporated add the onions and pepper. You’ll want them to be slightly translucent and a little browned (Too much more and they get mushy later on). The peppers should have a bit of browning on them as well.

4. Once the meat and veggies are done sauteing, add the pasta sauce and rice. Constantly stir as the rice can burn and stick to the bottom. The rice should expand even more and absorb some of the sauce. If it becomes too thick, add a little water to dilute. You basically want to cook it until the onions are translucent and the rice has expanded some. Taste of course from time to time to check if it needs extra salt or pepper. I find that since you’re using a pasta sauce, it doesn’t really need to add all that much seasoning.

5. Ladle and serve! Add some shredded cheese on top if you want or eat as is. Leftovers should be cooled completely before being stored in an air-tight container in the fridge. Honestly, I don’t know how long this keeps because I usually end up eating it all within 2 nights. But I’m sure it should last 4-6 days that way in the fridge.

And you’re done! You can also add garlic to this recipe, either 1 minced garlic clove at the very beginning before you cook the meat or a dash or two of garlic powder in with the sauce and rice. It’s really to your taste preference, so you can always add more seasoning. Just remember that the pasta sauce will already have seasoning. If you live in a dorm, this will be a tricky recipe unless your dorm has a shared kitchen or lets you use hot plates.

Again, this meal can easily be vegetarian or vegan by simply removing the protein or replacing it with tofu. I believe you can also do this recipe with uncooked rice grains as well, but it will take longer. In that case, you will probably have to use the pan and pot method with the sauce + 1 cup of water and ½ cup uncooked rice on medium heat with the pot covered. You should probably let it cook for about 10 minutes. This method will work if you want the rice to be more al dente (aka not too soft).

I know this ended up being a wall of text, and I’m sorry about that as it can get daunting (I get kind of wordy sometimes). I wanted to make sure I threw in enough tips for everyone that may need it. And don’t be afraid to play around with recipes! That is where cooking gets fun, being able to change a recipe to your own and through that, you also learn through trial and error, which, honestly, is the best way to learn in a kitchen. Anywho, happy cooking, all!