Friday, March 27, 2009

Stuffed Bell Pepper

Found these colored beauties in the weekend market and decided to stuff it.

3-4 salad bell peppers
1/4 kilo ground beef or pork
1 cup bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
3-4 tbsp. barbecue sauce
1 medium onion, sliced
2-3 cloves garlic, sliced and minced
mozzarella or cheddar cheese (optional)

1. In a bowl, mix meat with garlic and onion. Add in bread crumbs and sprinkle salt and pepper according to taste.
2. Cut bell peppers on top, saving it for cover later. Clean inside and remove seeds.
3. Stuff meat in the peppers, careful not to overstuff it. Put barbecue sauce on top of meat, pressing a bit to squeeze it inside. Add a slice of cheese if using, before covering it with the top part of the pepper.
4. Arrange in a baking dish, and cook it in a pre-heated oven (350) for an hour.
5. Serve hot.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Brocolli with Sun-dried Tomato Pasta

I was surprised when my Tita told me what she just bought from the supermarket - sun-dried tomatoes! I've been looking for it all over.. and immediately got one myself. I saw mini fussillis still in the jar, and a bunch of brocolli should do good.

2 cups pasta of your choice
1 bunch of brocolli, sliced
4 tbsp. olive oil
4-5 pcs. dun-dried tomates, sliced
5 cloves garlic, sliced and minced
1 small onion, sliced
salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat pan and add olive oil. Sautee garlic and onion.
2. In a separate deep pan, boil water and cook pasta according to directions. Add brocolli 2 minutes before draining pasta.
3. Add tomatoes to the pan and toss pasta and brocolli. Add salt and pepper according to taste.
4. Serve immediately.

My Diet Watch III

Almost a month from my 'rice-less diet, and I'm still breathing.. :)

Last check on the weighing scale, 127.4. Whoah, that was not bad at all. Considering I still eat the same volume, just no rice. Maybe I will really do a 'stricter' diet, will lose maybe 5 more. But that is not happening so soon... :)

I feel okay with what I'm consuming, maybe if distress signal calls for it, then escalate it to a higher degree. hehe!