Grain-Free Stuffed Bell Peppers

If you’re trying to eat more grain-free, no/low-carb foods, these are for you!  And even if you aren’t looking for low-carb options, these are so good you’re going to want to make them anyway.

This is the first recipe I’ve created outside of cookbook work in forever!  It feels really good to have a new recipe to share with you here on the blog.

But can we just pause for a moment and realize that I’ve obviously spent a lot more time working on the creating of recipes than the photographing of them?  I’ve never been great at photos, but I’m way out of practice.  Many apologies for the fuzzy ingredient photo!

Being out of practice with the camera isn’t the only issue I’ve had after a summer of recipe testing.  Testing ten and twelve recipes a week – sometimes four dessert recipes in a day – I was feeling like I’d consumed All. The. Food.

I ended up signing up for a fitness program that involves exercise and new eating habits.  I’m going to wait to tell you much about it until I get through the first six weeks so I can give an honest opinion, but so far it’s been good.  I was even able to put on a pair of jeans that were too tight to wear all last winter.

Part of the program involves some low-carb days and that was the inspiration for this recipe.

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50s Prime Time Meatloaf

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The other day while I was thinking about Disney World, I started looking through recipes on AllEars.Net.  Deb has an excellent collection of recipes for foods that are served in various WDW restaurants.  I made note of several that I want to try, including this meatloaf which is served at the 50s Prime Time Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  The meatloaf was easy to make, flavorful and moist.  As a bonus, it made so much I turned it into two loaves and froze one for another time.

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Creamy Tortellini with Red Bell Peppers and Peas

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I know I’ve declared my love for pasta many times, but let me say it once more – I really love pasta!  I bought the totellini with the intention of re-creating a pasta dish at Fazoli’s.  I’ve never eaten that dish, but the picture in the ad looked good and involved artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes.  Yum.  For some reason, I could not find artichoke hearts in Walmart the other day and I forgot to buy sun-dried tomatoes.  I did have red peppers and peas though, so I created this instead.  A very good combination of flavors in a creamy, cheesy dish.

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