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quinoa stuffed goodness

Breakfast. Oats. Duh!

I noticed the Yogi Goji Berry cereal has chia seeds in it!!  Love their cereals!!  Added some almonds + strawb jelly + almond butter too!

Loving my new bowl :)


What is it about bloggers and their oats?  I have always always loved oatmeal!! 


I like almond butter but I prefer pnut butter, especially in oats.  It gets way creamier and gooey.



Have you guys had the Oikos strawberry flavor??  I haven’t been able to find it in most stores, but it is BY far my favorite flavor of SF Greek yogurt.


Chris and I split one of the Rush pre-made, frozen bowls.  It’s really only a serving for 1 but we both wanted to try it =)  I had this one in the store.  It was Bowl #1 from my post the other day.  I let it sit out to thaw a bit but had to throw it in the microwave for about 30sec to soften it up.


The granola comes in a little bag separated by a little cardboard liner.  It’s nice that they they include the granola but package it separately.


Definitely enough crunchy organic hemp granola in the little bag. mmm good


Went to the gym with my bro in law today and got in some good cardio.  It’s pretty impossible + way too cold to run outside right now.  Lots of snow/ice around..and fuh-reeeezing!  25min on an elliptical type machine + 15min on the bike + an intense ab workout!

I haven’t had quinoa or stuffed peppers in awhile, so dinner was a no brainer ;)


I also made some super spicy homemade dressing with my leftover chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, from last weeks mexi sloppy joes.


Bean + Quinoa Stuffed Peppers – serves 4

  • 4 peppers
  • 4oz pepperjack cheese
  • 1 can black refried beans [I mixed 1/2 can black refried + 1/2 can pinto refried]
  • 1.5c quinoa [rinse well before cooking]
  • 1tsp cumin
  • 1.5c veggie broth
  • 1.5c water
  • 8oz salsa
  1. Turn oven on 400*, half and de-seed peppers, rub with a little olive oil and roast for about 15-20min.
  2. With a pot on medium heat about 1T olive oil.  When hot, add quinoa and stir for about 1-2min.
  3. Add in veggie brother + water.  Once boiling, reduce head to med-low for about 15min, until all liquid is absorbed.
  4. In a bowl add quinoa, beans, salsa, cumin, s+p to taste and stir until combined.
  5. Reduce oven to 350* and stuff peppers with filling.
  6. Top with shredded cheese and bake for about 10min.  Broil for 3-5min until the cheese is bubbly.

I really liked these!!  Didn’t miss having meat in them at all.

Smokey Spicy Chipotle Dressing

  • 4 Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1T fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1T soy sauce
  • 2T veggie broth
  • 1.5T mayonnaise [I use safflower mayo]
  • 2-3T olive oil
  • 1t brown sugar
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend away. 

I also cubed some bread and broiled it with a little olive oil + salt/garlic.  Homemade croutons are SO much better than boxed!!!!

Night all :)


Tomorrow I will have some gift lists + the results to my water shower challenge!!!

Reader Comments (10)

Yum Yum Yum!! I really need to try to make one of these epic oatmeal bowls sometime soon. Maybe you should expand otabars to include crazy oatmeal concoctions?? Oh, and I blogged you =) See ya in the morn!

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Yes you doooo!! Ohhh sweet!! Did you like the sweet climbing photo of you? You've got some pretty sweet skillz! Thanks for bloggin so fun!!!! LOVE the photatoes ;)

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Oh gosh that all looks so tasty!

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeth(MackAttack

WOW! Great recipe. Quinoa stuffed anything is a staple for me: I make it for all holidays and dinners when I know raw food is a little too out there for folks. Thanks for this! Minus the cheese, I plan to try it.

December 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGena

Mmmmmmmmmmm! I made the quinoa stuffed peppers last night and they were delicious!

March 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkathleen

[...] Quinoa & Bean Stuffed Peppers [...]

I made these last night and they were GREAT! I took the leftovers and had many interested parties following their noses to the breakroom at work!
;-) I shared your website with a few - you will definitely have a few more followers after today! Thanks, as always, for the great recipes!

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenLBowen

[...] Ashley’s Bean + Quinoa Stuffed Peppers [...]

Your bean and quinoa peppers are SO tasty! My husband and I were surprised by how filling they are. We topped ours with sheep's cheese, which added an interesting flavor.

February 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay

This is so funny! When you posted this comment I was in the middle of writing a new stuffed pepper blog post. You will HAVE to try the latest one!

February 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

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