Taco Pizza and Weight-Loss Contest Update. And Yes, Those are Oxymorons.

Hi everyone!  I am in a vicious circle with the blog, I think.  On one hand, I want to have great photos, because I have the knowledge and equipment to make great photos happen.  On  the other hand, I want to post frequently.  Unfortunately both of those things can’t happen right now.  Sigh.  So I have decided it is better to post more often at this point.  Maybe someday I will also have nice photos, but for now, please enjoy the mediocre to terrible iPhone photography.

It’s funny that I had planned on posting this recipe for Taco Pizza when I made it last week, because another blog that I really love recently posted her version of Taco Pizza this week!  (Click here to visit her awesome cooking blog )Divine inspiration?  Perhaps.  ;)  While we are on the subject of the Divine, I’m basically certain that in heaven we will all be eating pizza and tacos.  And taco pizza.

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Yum.  If this picture wasn’t ridiculously blurry, your mouth would be watering.  Anyway, this is a recipe that is really straightforward and of course super simple to change up to suit your tastes.

Here’s how Husband and I made it: Continue reading

Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

This recipe looks really fancy, but it is super easy.  So the next time you want to impress someone with your cooking prowess, make these.  Just plan ahead, because they do need to cook for a good while.

Besides looking fancy, these use quinoa instead of just plain rice, so you can convince everyone that you are extremely health conscious or into exotic food, whichever works.  (Quinoa really isn’t that exotic…)  If you don’t know what quinoa is (pronounced KEEN-wah just so you don’t sound stupid when you’re bragging) it’s an ancient grain/seed from South America that has no gluten and a good dose of protein.  Plus, it is yummy and I can buy it by the pound at my local Sprouts very cheaply.  And a pound goes a really long way. Note: I only wanted to make two peppers, so I made a smaller amount, but this would be very simple to double. Continue reading