Category: Blondes can cook too!

Stuffed bell peps

A few of my family and friends that have tried my stuffed bell peppers have asked for my recipe so I figured I’d post on here ; ) This is my once a week favorite! I normally pre make these on Monday and have them on Wednesday nights, it’s the only day I work till 6 so it’s easy to come home and pop these in the oven! We all know I’m not good at numbers so when I cook it’s like screw the teaspoon of this, tablespoon of that, I just throw what I want in there so bare with me on this recipe (since I’m clearly not a 5 star chef) and add whatever you want to make it your own!


3 green bell peppers (make sure the bottoms are good so they will stand up)
1/2 cup of cooked quinoa (I cook it with a low sodium chicken or beef bullion cube, trust me people it will change your taste for quinoa)
1/2 a can of sliced mushrooms
1 can of low sodium Mexican style black beans.
1lb 93% lean ground turkey
1/2 cup of the holy trinity (chopped onion, celery, and bell pepper)
1 teaspoon garlic
2% Mexican style shredded cheese
Season to taste with garlic powder, garlic salt, sodium free tony’s chachere’s, onion powder and ground black pepper.

Steam your bell peppers till they get semi soft, while you mix all the rest of the above ingredients besides the cooked quinoa which should be in it’s own separate bowl and once all cooked, combined. Stuff half the bell pepper, add a little Mexican style shredded cheese, and fill up the rest to the top. Cook now or save for later on during the week! Bake in the oven on 375 for 25 minutes, take them out, top with cheese, and put back in until cooked through or cheese has melted!

Chelsey Rae

Balsamic Green Beans

So I know I never said this blog was about cooking butttttt, I make the rules here anyway right ; ) Anyone who knows me knows fruits and veggies aren’t my favorite, if this chick is eating them, they better be super yummy! Right now I’m doing weight watchers, which for those of you who are wondering about it, it’s literally the first thing I have tried that I’ve seen consistent results. So anyway back to this, when I’m trying to be a good girl during the week it’s a lot of veggies and meat, no salt and if it takes longer then 30 minutes to make, I don’t have time for it! This green bean recipe is amazingggg and easy, soooo your welcome sistas!


Balsamic Green Beans

• 1 T. Butter
• 1 yellow & red onion, sliced
• However much minced garlic you want.
• 1/2 C. Sodium free beef broth
• 4 C. Trimmed green beans
• 2 T. Balsamic vinegar
• Salt & Pepper to taste (or in my case, Mrs. Dash table blend, for those who are like what the hell is that? Mrs. Dash is a sodium free line of spices.)
• shaved almonds

Melt 1 tsp. butter in pan, add onions and sauté for 6 minutes. Add garlic; cook for 30 seconds. Add beef broth and cook until onions and tender and the broth is almost dissolved. Stir in green beans and balsamic. Cover and cook until the green beans are crisp/tender. Add your seasoningg & shaved almonds!

Chelsey Rae