Stuffed Peppers

Polenta + Corn Stuffed Peppers

Ingredient list:

Tomato sauce: (alternatively you could use store bought red enchilada sauce)

5 celebrity or plum tomatoes quartered

1 red onion chopped roughly 

2 garlic cloves

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp black pepper


1 C of tomato or enchilada sauce 

2 pasilla peppers halved and seeds removed

1/4 C instant polenta

1 1/4 C water

1 tsp sea salt

1/2 C cheddar jack cheese

1 C frozen corn

1 tsp black pepper


Heat oven to 450

Combine tomatoes, onions, garlic and olive oil 

Spread vegetables on a baking sheet

Roast veggies for about 10-15 minutes until tomatoes start to release juices 

Remove from oven, put all veggies in a food processor and combine until smooth

Reduce heat to 400

Put 1/2 mixture (or enchilada sauce) in a square glass baking dish

Place pepper halves on sauce

In a small saucepan bring water  and salt to a boil

Stir in polenta, continue stirring until thickened

Add cheese, corn and pepper

Stir until cheese is melted 

Spoon mixture into peppers

Top with remaining sauce 

(I topped mine with red pepper flake but this is optional)

Bake for 15-20 minutes until heated through and peppers start to soften 

Top with salsa, gaucamole or sour cream (all optional)


Serves 2

Homemade green enchilada sauce

Homemade green enchilada sauce

What you need:

1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
1 Green bell pepper
1/2 Yellow onion (chopped)
2 Garlic cloves (or pre diced garlic)
2 Vine ripened tomatoes
1 Cup vegetable stock
1/2 Bunch of fresh cilantro (chopped)
1 Jalepeno (chopped)
2 TSP sea salt (or to taste)
1 TSP ground black pepper
1 TSP Chili powder
1 TSP turmeric powder

What you’ll do:

In a medium skillet add the olive oil, onion, bell pepper, jalepeno and all seasoning and cook over medium until soft or about 4-5 minutes

Add chopped tomatoes, stock and cilantro

Continue simmering over medium, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes until tomatoes have broken down

Pour mixture into a blender and puree (be careful with hot liquid when blending!!)


You could use this recipe as a chip dip also (I would add a bit of lime juice in that case)

Summer Pasta Salad

Summer Pasta Salad

What you need:
Pasta shells (or bowties) 2 cups
1/2 bunch of asparagus trimmed
1 yellow pepper chopped into small pieces
1/2 package of cherry or grape tomatoes
1/2 package of fresh dill or 1 TBLS of dried dill
10 fresh mint leaves (optional)
1/2 lemon (juice)
1 TSP sea salt
1 TSP black pepper

What you do:
Boil water and cook pasta according to directions on box
Drain pasta and rinse will cool water
Sautee the pepper and asparagus over medium heat with 1 TBLS olive oil until tender (try not to overcook)
In a large bowl combine pasta and veggies in 1 TBLS olive oil

Add cherry tomatoes, dill, salt, pepper, dill, mint and lemon
Toss everything well
Chill in fridge until cold


Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

What you’ll need:
2 half pound fillets of salmon
Olive Oil
Chilli Pepper Seasoning
Yellow Squash X1
Pineapple Salsa(Recipe Below)

What you do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Place the salmon fillets on tinfoil (one per piece of salmon)
Pour olive oil on each fillet so it is covered
Sprinkle salt and pepper on each fillet (both sides)
Wrap and seal tin foil around salmon
Place tinfoil packages on a cookie sheet
Place cookie sheet in oven
Cook at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes or until cooked

While Salmon is baking get a large frying pan
Place 1 TBLS of olive in pan and heat on Med-High heat
Cut yellow squash into thin pieces
Place yellow squash in the olive oil
Season with salt, pepper and chilli powder
Once squash starts to turn translucent remove it from heat.

Place squash on plate
Remove salmon from oven once it’s cooked
Place Salmon on the squash
Squeeze lemon on top of salmon and squash
Season with salt to taste
Place pineapple salsa on top of salmon

To make pineapple salsa you can replace the tomatoes in your favorite salsa recipe with pineapple or see below an easy pineapple salsa I use.

Pineapple Salsa:
1 can pineapple
1 red onion
1 Red pepper
1 jalepeno pepper
1/4 bunch cilantro
1 lime
1 TSP salt
Chop finely and mix together or place all ingredients in a food processor until chopped finely.