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Eggplant-Chickpea Overstuffed Peppers!

Posted Aug 09 2012 1:38pm

Keep those comments of adoration for  Blue Diamond Almond Breeze  coming! They’re awesome. You have until TOMORROW at midnight EST to  enter the giveaway  so definitely get on that! Also, if you want to partake in the “Get Your Good Going” challenge, head over to the Almond Breeze  Facebook page  and spread the “good” to a friend!

It starts with a rush of positive energy through your body. Then, your heart simultaneously races and feels like it’s overflowing with love and joy. Have you ever felt this way? I get really excited about things quite easily. There’s so much hope and possibility out there, and I love to see other people achieve their dreams that they’ve worked so hard for.

I felt that way last night, when Kerri Walsh-Jennings and Misty May Treanor won the gold.

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They represent so many qualities that I admire: perseverance, passion, confidence, love, friendship, and teamwork. They really are something so special and electrifying. They made Olympic history last night, becoming the first three-time gold medalists in their event. In 43 sets, the pair only lost one set. I watched their post-win interview and Misty said, “I’ll never leave her side.” Dream team, people!

Were you as stoked as I was?

Workout

I’m feeling a bit congested and under-the-weather today but nothing too serious. I still had the gumption and energy to get up and tackle my chest superset workout . It felt great, as always, to get it done. I upped my weights today too!

Snack

A couple of hours post-breakfast, I was in the mood for a snack. I’d picked up some Health Valley bran crackers and local, organic tofu salad at Whole Foods this week and figured pairing them together would make for a delectable snack. I was right. <*Pats self on back*>

These crackers are awesome! There are just three ingredients to them, and each one has 5 grams of fiber. They draw a fine line between crispy-meets-chewy and don’t fall apart when you bite into them. The Snow White plate is an added bonus. ;-)

Eggplant-Chickpea Overstuffed Peppers

Today’s recipe is inspired by someone who never ceases to inspire me: Jenny from Tofu Swag ! She posted a picture of a stuffed pepper on her Instagram  this week and a light bulb went off in my head. Why hadn’t I created a stuffed pepper recipe? It’s pure poppycock, if you ask me! I had a bunch of veggies in my fridge from my dad and I’s visit to Phantom Farms  and this seemed like the perfect way to incorporate them all.

Eggplant-Chickpea Overstuffed Peppers

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients (Serves 1)

Instructions

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Please note that not all of the mixture will fit into the pepper. Just stuff as much in there as you can, then eat the rest of the filling while you’re waiting for the pepper to finish cooking. No? Just me?

I envision this being a successful “transition meal” for anyone who is hesitant to trying vegan food. I dare you to make it for skeptics. ;-)  

Okay, I”m off to the clinic for the evening. Have a beautiful day (it’s almost FRIDAY!)

Stay lovely,
Heather

Question of the Day: What is your favorite vegan “transition meal?”

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