Good Food Good Life…Recipe of the Week…Kickin’ off the Holiday Season

This weeks Recipe will surely bring a smile to the Little Goblins at your table…

With Halloween being this week we kick off our Holiday season of Good Food Good Life…Recipe of the Week feature. This year we kick it off with a recipe from a young lady that is one of my Twitter followers, the drop dead gorgeous Paula Maier. Paula definitely knows a little something about Good Food and having a Good Life. This recipe is an old family standard with a Halloween twist that will surely bring a smile to all your Little Goblins. You can find great health and fitness advice and information on Paula Maier’s website Paulas Healthy Living. 

Halloween Stuffed Pepper

4 red or green sweet peppers
1/4 cup quinoa
1/2 pound ground turkey or chicken
1 garlic clove chopped
Pinch of red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/2 cup mixed frozen vegetables
1/2 cup sharp cheddar
Turn oven on to 350.
Wash and clean peppers.  Cut the top off 1/8 of the way down.  Remove the seeds.  Place on a baking sheet.
Cook quinoa as directed. I substitute chicken broth for water to add more flavor.
Spray a 9 inch pan with cooking spray, or 1 tsp. ghee (clarified butter).  Brown the meat. Add frozen vegetables.  Adding salt, red pepper flakes, thyme and garlic.
Mix in cheese thoroughly.
Place meat mixture into the peppers. Cook for 18 minutes.
Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
Add a fresh salad or fruit with the meal.
Paula Maier

About Paula…

This is from Paula’s About me page from her website.

I started Paula’s Healthy Living to share my passion for staying fit, eating healthy and scheduling rest and relaxation time.  As a 52 year old mother of 3, I understand that it can be difficult to make healthy meals, exercise and carve out time for yourself, while constantly doing this juggling act called, life!

Healthy eating and exercising on a regular basis gives me self-confidence and personal satisfaction.  I encourage my readers to eat whole foods that come directly from the source.  Foods that are processed are not as nutritious as whole foods because that processing removes the nutritious elements in the food. When I cook my families’ food, I’m in control of the sugar,salt, and the type of oils used. Foods from vending machines,soda pop, and many drink concoctions add inches to your waistline, but are often void of nutrition while being loaded with salt and sugar.  They do not help you achieve your body-shape or long-term health goals.

It is sometimes difficult to resist temptations of fast foods, chocolate desserts, soda pop, and skipping workouts, but by making a commitment to your ‘best health’, you can be successful! I enjoy an occasional treat, believing that moderation in food choices helps keep you on track without binging.   You can learn more about healthy eating by reading my articles onPaulasHealthyLiving.com.

If you don’t change your view toward healthy foods as energy fuel for your body, you will not realize the positive-energy impact that whole fruits, vegetables, lean protein and whole grains can bring. Take control.  Educate yourself your family.

I don’t believe any ONE PERSON has all the answers.  Be open minded but critical.  Be logical,  but have wild-abandon.  Know that baby steps begin before a sprint…and love yourself for trying!!!

Allow food to work for you, instead of against you starting today!

In Closing….

Me on the Radio

I don’t normally take a page word for word from someone’s site but there was no way to improve on what Paula said!!!  Big thanks to Paula for helping us kick off the Holiday Recipe Season. be sure to visit Paula’s website other great articles on health and food ideas. Also be sure to follow us through the Holiday Season for more great family recipes from people around the country. Paula is from Cincinnati Ohio. Ya never know who may be our next contributor for our Good Food Good Life…Recipe of the Week.

Until Next Time

Happy gardening

Organics Admin
Follow Me!!

Organics Admin

COO at Aladay LLC
Organic Farmer, Property Preservation Specialist and Custom Glass & Wood Worker. Blogger extraordinaire...
Organics Admin
Follow Me!!

Latest posts by Organics Admin (see all)