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Shauna James Ahern's Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers are so often full of mushy rice and/or overcooked meat. Yet there's no reason why they need to have such uninspired ingredients, or even any meat at all. Shauna James Ahern's recipe for the dish in Gluten-Free Girl Every Day is, in fact, practically vegan. (Ahern uses a bit of butter in her prep.) The bulk of her stuffing is steamed quinoa enlivened with sweet caramelized onions, yellow raisins, and wholesome kale. More

Shauna James Ahern's Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers have a reputation for being stogy and full of overcooked meat and/or mushy rice. Yet there's no reason why they need to be filled with such uninspired ingredients, or even any meat at all. Shauna James Ahern's recipe for the dish in Gluten-Free Girl Every Day is, in fact, practically vegan. The bulk of her stuffing is steamed quinoa enlivened with sweet caramelized onions, yellow raisins, and wholesome kale. She adds a bit of garlic and cumin for earthiness, but otherwise leaves well enough alone. A hot oven adds char and deeper flavor to the peppers, making this cute entree worlds away from the heavy original. More

20 Best Foods at the State Fair of Louisiana

This is it. The last stop in our quest to chronicle this year's top fair foods. We headed to Shreveport, Louisiana, for the 102nd State Fair of Louisiana. Until November 13th (note: the fair is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays), some 450,000 people will come out to enjoy the zoo, the circus, the midway and of course a whole lot of food. What's hot at the fair? The hot stuff. That is, the spicy regional items; from crawfish and crabmeat boudin to habanero peanut brittle. More

Serious Heat: How Do You Stuff Your Peppers?

[Photographs: Bill Milne] Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Peppers View the complete recipe here ยป My weakness for stuffed chiles started as a child living in Arizona with chile rellenos, the fried counterpart to stuffed chiles. When my family and I moved to the South, every Mexican restaurant disappointed me. And, let's face it, my expectations for them were far too high. Most often, the chile relleno would be a canned green chile under a mound of ground beef, both covered in a glop of cheese. I stayed away from stuffed chiles and chiles rellenos just on principal alone. But then there was Kincaid's Burgers in Fort Worth, Texas, that reignited my passion for stuffed chiles in the form of... More

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