Unstuffed Peppers

I love Halupki (stuffed cabbage rolls) and stuffed peppers!

My father passed down to his children the deliciousness of these meals from his Slovak mother.

I’m sad to say that there are fast-paced days when I need to shorten the processing time a bit.

(It takes time to roll up all of those cabbage leaves or to stuff those peppers!)

In order to do so, I shred the cabbage and boil it or I chop the peppers up into bite size pieces first.

The cabbage and peppers become very tender this way.

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I love this recipe as it can easily be modified to MAKE IT YOUR OWN.

Sometimes I make it with cabbage and sometimes with a variety of sweet peppers.

Sometimes I make it a hearty soup by adding more canned tomato juice.

Sometimes I make a casserole.

This is one of those recipes that I rarely make the exact same way twice!

Here’s the recipe. Now make it your own.
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Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa Pilaf



This is the first (with many more to come) dish made with Quinoa for me!


No, not kwin-oh-ah.

That’s how I pronounced it for quite awhile before hearing the correct pronunciation:


I am on a Sugar Challenge and while reducing/eliminating sugar from my diet, I am increasing protein.

Quinoa is an excellent source of protein and nutrients. It is gluten-free.

Yes, it still has a small amount of sugar and carbohydrates. Moderation is the key.

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