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[Recipe] Italian Pesto Stuffed Bell Peppers

I love stuffed peppers! Loaded with veggies, lean meat, and brown rice this meal was super filling and tasty. I also added fresh homemade pesto (recipe coming soon!) to the sliced pepper at the end for an extra kick. Next time I'll try mixing the pesto in with the filling.
Can't seem to get enough pesto these days! I'm just a little obsessed. 

[Recipe] Italian Pesto Stuffed Bell Peppers
Serves 4

  • 5 bell peppers* (color of your choice)
  • 1 cup of cooked rice (or substitute any whole grain, like quinoa or couscous)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 can of crushed tomatoes*
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic garlic
  • 1 can of chickpeas*
  • 1 lb ground turkey* (substitute any other meat or tofu crumble)
  • 2 packets of Italian dressing seasoning (or use your own special seasoning)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar* (or other type of cheese)
*Try to purchase these ingredients local/organic/free-range, if possible.

  1. Cook rice per directions; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375-degrees.
  3. Pepper Prep:  Boil a pot of water large enough to fit 4 bell peppers (or 2 at a time). Cut circles in the tops of 4 bell peppers, scrape out the insides and rinse. Add the peppers to the boiling water for about 4 minutes, drain and set peppers into a baking pan.
  4. Filling Prep: Chop remaining bell pepper, onion and garlic. Brown ground meat in a pan; drain and set aside. Saute chopped veggies for about 5-10 minutes or until softened. Open and drain the can of chickpeas. Open the can of tomatoes.Now for the fun part...mix all of the filling ingredients together until blended: sauteed veggies, meat, chickpeas, tomatoes and seasoning. 
  5. Stuff the filling into the bell peppers until full. Top with shredded cheese and place in oven. Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until cheese is slightly bubbly.
  6. Serve after cooling for just a few minutes.I usually just eat stuffed peppers by themselves, but I'm sure they would pair nicely with any type of side dish. 

These stuffed peppers are certainly packed with veggies and flavor! Now I'm thinking about making a 100% vegetarian version...this could get interesting.



Benefits of Face Brushing

You've heard me talk about Body Brushing and all the wonderful health and beauty benefits that come along with it, but what about Face Brushing? You can brush your face and neck and get the same type of benefits as body brushing delivers!

Facial brushing removes dead skin and stimulates circulation, which firms and improves skin tone. Your skin will become softer and smoother! It's like a mini facial massage every time you brush, a fabulous way to spoil yourself during your daily facial cleaning routine.

In order to do the face brushing sequence you need a small natural-fiber bristle brush. The important thing to look for when selecting the appropriate face brush are natural plant fiber bristles. Do not use the type with plastic bristles because it will not have the same effect. I'm excited to announce that T-Tapp now sells face brushes!

In addition to the Body Brushing Sequence, Teresa Tapp created a special Face Brushing Sequence that has been proven to be effective. …

Benefits of Body Brushing

Body brushing is incredible for the skin and healing of the body. Europeans have been body brushing for centuries...maybe that's why they look so fantastic! This blog post will go into some education about

What is Body Brushing?
Body Brushing is also known as skin brushing and dry brushing. It's done using a natural bristle brush, like the T-Tapp Body Brush pictured above ($11.00,

Teresa Tapp, creator of the T-Tapp Workout and author of Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes, has developed a specific body brushing pattern that's proven to be effective for all ages and a variety of health and beauty concerns. Teresa's pattern involves brushing the entire body from the feet all the way up to the neckline. Once finished go back and brush the areas that need a little extra attention, such as the butt, thighs and abdomen. 

It's best to body brush first thing in the morning, when the increased blood flow will help wake you up and the body is in a natural detox stag…

Amazing Eats at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

Last night I had the most fabulous meal with my sista at Pappadeaux in Atlanta. She's been keeping this place a secret from me! We get there around 8pm and find out that she knows the hostess from way back. (Our buzzer literally went off after about 5 minutes when there was over a 40 minute wait for a table. VIP!)

The first thing that we ordered was the most delicious dip I have EVER put in my mouth, hands down! Lump Crab & Spinach Dip with crispy garlic cheese bread...OMG. I could eat that by itself and call it a night.

I saw a woman with this drink and had to order one for myself. It's called a Swamp Thing made from a mix of raspberry and melon liqueurs blended with frozen Hurricane & Margarita. Fantastic! Brain freeze though.

I hate to admit that even though I'm a Florida girl, I've never had oysters before. She was shocked and insisted that we order some. Her favorites were the Oysters Baton Rouge - oysters on the half shell baked with a Parmesan Romano che…