Fun Fact Friday

Cooking / Eating In

Oh that fine day has come – FRIDAY!  Today in NYC we’re facing a heat wave of 100+ degree weather.  How’s the weather where you are?

Today’s fun fact:

I got the above bell peppers from my CSA, and I am NOT a fan of bell peppers.

Any suggestions for recipes or eating tips that will change my mind?

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    July 22, 2011 at 10:42 am


    Sometimes I like to just eat it raw with some korean red pepper paste mix that I make with garlic, sesame oil and a touch of soy sauce and vinegar. 🙂 Maybe that will change your mind?

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    July 22, 2011 at 11:18 am

    I love peppers also, I like them on anything. Maybe try it cooked first so the taste and texture of it isn’t so obvious to you. Me in NYC… me no happy because of heat! lol

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    July 22, 2011 at 11:19 am

    How about julienned and added to some shredded cabbage and carrots for a fresh summer slaw? I use apple cider vinegar and a little sugar to dress it all and it is so delish!

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    Ali @ His Birdie's Nest
    July 22, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I used to like green peppers but I’ve found recently they really upset my stomach, unless I cook the everloving cwrap out of them. One of my favorite, super simple pepper meal, is to cut them in strips with onions and yellow peppers. Cook all that in a pan with sausage and your favorite Italian dressing. Easy peasy lemon squeezy 🙂

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    July 22, 2011 at 11:51 am

    That’s a toughy….wish I could help you out. I’m not a huge green bell pepper fan either 🙁 I’ll only eat them raw.

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    July 22, 2011 at 11:53 am

    It’s 101 here in Texas.

    As for the peppers, I always use them in combination with onions. Try a stir fry or grill them to make tacos (then again, with the crazy heat, grilling might not be favorable).

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    Mrs. Puma
    July 22, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    It’s hot and humid here in South FL too, I feel your pain. I love bell peppers, but green are my least favorite. I like to do stuffed peppers, chop them into salads or quiches or use them in stir fry. But best of all, we saute them in our own fajita marinade recipe with onions, then top the fajitas with the juicy and delicious peppers.

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    July 22, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    What about stuffing them? We made this stuffed pepper recipe from Smitten Kitchen and it was really good. I bet you can used the green peppers.

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    July 22, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Also not a fan of bell peppers, but stuffing them with cooked rice, sausage and other veggies and baking them makes them a bit more palatable to me… Sending some cool weather vibes your way! It’ll stay in the high 60s all day in SF. At least it’s not foggy this morning 😉

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    July 22, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    stuffed! or cut into squares with shrimp on top like dim sum!

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    July 22, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of peppers but I usually chop them up and put them in tomato sauce, enchiladas, taco meat, fajitas etc. Good luck!! 😀

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    July 22, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    It’s insanely I hate my life hot here in Texas. Seriously. I think we are on our 37th day of over 100 degrees or something insane like that. Ugh.

    Peppers, huh? I can take em or leave em. Stuffed peppers are pretty great but not exactly summer food. Maybe chop em up and throw them in a big ol salad?

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    July 22, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I love bell peppers. We use the green ones a lot in Indian cooking. Not sure how much you like indian food, but a couple of homemade recipes you could try (am happy to send more details if any interest):

    1) Cut into 1″ pieces, sautee with onions and some Curry Powder till soft, and have with Roti or Basmati Rice. I love this combo with potatoes as well (i.e., bell pepper, potatoes and onions). You can also optionally toast a few cumin seeds and top the dish with those.
    2) Stuffed – we usually make a spicy rice mixture or a spicy mashed potato mixture, stuff the pepper and bake (garnish with cilantro). Because the green peppers are sturdier than the red or yellow, they hold up really well the stuffing and baking

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    July 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of green bell peppers, but red ones are really good. I like to finely chop 1/2 of a red pepper, saute it in a little olive oil, dry, then add to 4 oz of cream cheese. I then mix some pesto sauce with the other 4 oz of cream cheese, and layer the two for a yummy red and green dip (that I still make year round even though it’s Christmas colors). It’s really good for veggies or crackers, and really easy to make.

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    July 22, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Cut them up – dice really small – and add to salads, meat, etc. I diced an orange very small and added it to my taco salad for some crunch and nutrients!

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    Bonnie Joy
    July 22, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I love bell peppers! Currently they are $5.16 each down here 🙁 When we eat them we generally have them diced on homemade pizza, or I like them in a grilled cheese sandwich.

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    July 22, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Whoa – I’m so surprised by how many people are saying they aren’t fond of peppers! I LOVE them and use at least 1-2 per week in various recipes. I love them in salads, diced up in my turkey chili or in sloppy joes…in fajitas….charred on the grill/under the broiler and then stuffed…in stir fry…in omelettes…or even just sliced and dipped into hummus as a snack!

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    July 22, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Ugh, I don’t like bell peppers either. Make your husband eat them – works for me!

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    July 23, 2011 at 12:13 am

    I love them raw, even without any dressing or anything. Although one of my favorite things is to chop them up and put them in my enchiladas. (I usually do onion, garlic, bell pepper, kidney beans, ground meat, and enchilada sauce etc) ^_^

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    July 23, 2011 at 12:33 am

    When all else fails with a vegetable – stir fry with flanksteak and oyster sauce.

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    July 23, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Miety sandwich! It’s my favorite way to eat bell peppers.

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    July 24, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Love green peppers for add to sandwichs and salads!! gloria

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