60 Second Black Bean Dip and Stuffed Peppers

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on August 21, 2009

Yesterday could be summed up with two words:


and here, and here, and here!

I finally opened my Glo Bakery business accounts (opened a CAD and US account), and applied for a business credit card.

I also filled out all 20 pages of my Beanstream application and ordered a 25 kg bag of gluten-free OATS! My bulk bakery order from the co-op was cancelled, but it will be arriving today. I can’t wait to show you all the pictures of everything I bought.

I also made a new Glo Bakery product.

Coming soon…




This one had almonds, cranberries, raisins, pumpkin seeds, spices, coconut oil, and cacao nibs.

When I told Eric the name, Glo-nola, he goes, ‘I don’t get it.’

I was like…GLO…nola! Get it? GLO! Instead of GRA!


It was almost as bad as having to explain a joke to someone. I gave up and walked away with my tail between my legs.

I thought to myself, ‘My friends on OSG will SO get this!’ haha. You guys get me…right?!


After work, it was time for a quick dinner.


Yes, folks. I am still stuffing every vegetable I can get my hands on!

Last night I walked into the kitchen and found these ingredients:

  • Black beans
  • Leftover Organic Tomato Sauce
  • Organic baby carrots
  • Peppers

I decided to make a very quick and easy black bean dip and go from there. :)


60 Second Black Bean Dip and Stuffed Peppers

by Ohsheglows.com


  • 2 peppers
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup tomato/pasta sauce or salsa
  • 6 baby carrots, diced
  • 1 t Paprika
  • Crushed black pepper (I use LOTS!)

Directions: Chop carrots, coarsely. Rinse beans. Dump beans, carrot, pasta sauce, paprika, and pepper into processor. Process for 10 seconds. I like to leave some chunky beans in mine. Cut open 2 peppers and stuff with bean mixture. Place in oven for 15-20 minutes at 350F on a baking sheet. Drizzle with your favourite vinaigrette and enjoy! Wrap up leftover bean mixture for the next day’s lunch.

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One of these stuffed peppers packs about 14 grams of protein. This dinner kept me full for a long time (and I didn’t think it would at all).


I served mine with pita wedges:


Mmmmmmm. I loved this.


I can’t wait to eat the leftover bean dip for lunch.


Check out more delicious looking Green Monster recipes updated at GMM.

See you later for a a very scary fruit lurking in my kitchen.


Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Chinese proverb

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Emily Eats August 21, 2009 at 7:04 am

Totally get the glonola! And it sounds pretty fine too ~ yummy choice of flavors.
Have a great day :)


lauren August 21, 2009 at 7:08 am

I totally get the glonola joke :) and it looks delicious by the way!
Im loving all of the stuffed veggies your making lately, its inspiring me to get creative and try them too!
enjoy your day :)


Erin August 21, 2009 at 7:14 am

Heck yes!! Glo-nola, I love it! I’ve been craving granola for weeks. I can’t wait until you can ship to the US in bulk :)

The black bean dip looks awesome!


Spotty Prep August 21, 2009 at 7:15 am

Congrats on all your Glo progress!!

I made stuffed peppers last night, too! So delicious :)


kegoodie August 21, 2009 at 7:25 am

Totally got the Glo-nola pre-explanation.

I’ve got to say you are beginning to entice me to purchase and I’m not easily enticed. Your products look so home-made and fresh and wholesome!


leslie August 21, 2009 at 7:46 am

everything in this post looks amazing! i can’t wait for you to start shipping to the us. although i think if i were you i’d be a little bit afraid haha. i think glo-nola is going to be a big hit though! :)


Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now August 21, 2009 at 8:23 am

lol yes, I get it! I think it’s a cute name!


Amanda @ Panda Lunch August 21, 2009 at 8:27 am

I think Glo-nola is a totally cute name and I got right away. It looks super yummy too. Can’t wait for US shipping!


Jil August 21, 2009 at 8:30 am

I love the idea of Glo-nola! So cute, and it looks sooo yummy! Your stuffed peppers look great, too!


Maureen August 21, 2009 at 8:31 am

great name and there is nothing better than home made granola much healthier than the packaged version at the store. The blacks bean dip looks great as well. Do you ever cook your own beans or mostly use canned? I have started to soak and cook my own it is so much cheaper than the canned. A tip I picked up from a website is to cook a big batch and keep some in the freezer than you always have some ready at a moments notice. Last night I made a veggie pizza using PC brand flat bread. On top of the veggies I put some crumbled black bean patties I had made last week. So good and filling as well, I brought the left overs for lunch today.
Keep being creative you truly are inspiring.


April August 21, 2009 at 8:34 am

Such a cute work for you Glo-nola. Men, I don’t get them sometimes ;)


April August 21, 2009 at 8:35 am

I meant word…:D


Julia August 21, 2009 at 8:36 am

I just posted a recipe for stuffed zucchini boats! Haha, isn’t it more fun when you can stuff things? This all sounds delicious, can’t wait to try it..


Katrina (gluten free gidget) August 21, 2009 at 8:38 am

Don’t worry! I totally “get” you and I love the name!


One Year No Diets! August 21, 2009 at 8:58 am

I just bought peppers this week to stuff and didn’t know what to put in them – great idea!


Leah August 21, 2009 at 9:01 am

I stuffed peppers for dinner last night too! :-D

I love the Glo-nola. I still want to try to incorporate your goods in a wedding favor but that’s still on the back burner for now. I love the Glo-nola idea!


Susan August 21, 2009 at 9:05 am

Haha Glo-nola is awesome! As is black bean dip. :)


Pam at Highway to Health August 21, 2009 at 9:09 am

Ha! I get the Glo-nola! No explaination necessary


Whitney August 21, 2009 at 9:12 am

Totes get the Glo-nola. I think it’s adorable!


Cait (Cait's Plate) August 21, 2009 at 9:18 am

YUM!! I can’t wait for Glo-Nola! Not only do I get it but I totally love it! :)

It looks so delicious.

I also really really REALLY want to try that black bean dip. I love that it’s “60-seconds” Quick, easy and delicious! :)

I’m so jealous of all the Summit girls getting to try your Glo Bars! It’s been nothing but GLOWING reviews, so congrats! :)


JessicaR August 21, 2009 at 9:20 am

Oooh… any chance the scary fruit is a durian? I love those things :)


Lizzie August 21, 2009 at 9:23 am

Glo-nola? Perfect!! :) Congrats on the official/unofficial opening of Glo Bakery. We tried to make stuffed avocados this week (shrimp salad recipe with cucumber, tomato, shrimp, avocado, spring onion, and a lime juice/OJ dressing) but the avocados kind of fell to pieces when I was scooping out the good stuff! Your stuffed peppers look yummy!


brandi August 21, 2009 at 9:28 am

the glo-nola looks SO good!


Victoria August 21, 2009 at 9:34 am

Eagerly waiting for US shipping, I can’t wait to try the Glo-nola!! BTW, the name is perfect!


Lizzy August 21, 2009 at 9:37 am

no worries..i’m usually the slow one in my family when it comes to jokes and i got the Glo-nola right away! hehe i think its cute!


Claire August 21, 2009 at 10:11 am

I love it (and get it.hehe…)!!I can’t wait to try it:-)cc


Urban Girl August 21, 2009 at 10:11 am

I just recently started reading your blog, and it’s great! Thank you for writing.

So, I’ve literally just started reading and I got Glo-nola right away. Awesome name.

Also, I had stuffed peppers last night as well. It’s funny that so many of us did! I’m always looking for new fillings though, and your black bean dip sounds simple and delicious. Can’t wait to try it!


Jess August 21, 2009 at 10:27 am

Like the others, I got it right away. I think it’s the perfect name – and yummy sounding, too!

I was thinking about stuffed peppers this am – I’m going to try the black bean option for me, meat for my carnivore hubby.


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 21, 2009 at 10:37 am

Maureen- Thanks for giving me the little kick in the butt to start buying dried beans again!!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) August 21, 2009 at 10:38 am

Congratulations on your big business transactions! Woo-hoo!!! I am gluten free and cannot wait to see your GF offerings…incluing Glo-Nola. Duh, totally self-explanatory:) But yes, I have interchanges like that with my husband where it’s like, am I speaking a foreign language? The bean dip looks tasty, although I cannot do beans. Beans beans great for the heart, beans beans…well, ya know :)


Nina August 21, 2009 at 10:41 am

Totally got it right away. Don’t worry, my husband wouldn’t have gotten it either ;)


Anne Marie @ her new weigh August 21, 2009 at 11:02 am

The bean dip looks amazing!!


Sheri August 21, 2009 at 11:25 am

Mmmm…those peppers look awesome! I totally got the Glo-nola as well! :LOL:


OSGMOM August 21, 2009 at 11:40 am

I got the name — Glonola and love it — very creative!


Kerri August 21, 2009 at 11:40 am

I totally get it Ange – LOVE it too :)

I wanted to let you know that you inspired me to go vegan for (at least now!) one whole week!

I’m on day 5 and so far I’ve only made 2 mistakes…using a baking powder that had traces of cheese in it and throwing a little Ranch dressing on top of a salad. Both of these slip ups were TOTALLY on mistake…I haven’t caved and eaten anything on purpose :)

The only thing I miss is yogurt…I used to eat almost 3 a day! Thanks for all the great recipes on here!I might give those stuffed peppers a shot this weekend!

-Kerri from Enzymatic Therapy


Sana August 21, 2009 at 11:41 am

We get it! We get it! I love stuffed anything!


Katie August 21, 2009 at 12:06 pm

Those stuffed peppers look great! Thanks for the recipe. I’m always looking for quick and tasty dinners!


kay (eating machine) August 21, 2009 at 12:09 pm

mmmm I love granola, and yours is so pretty!


Arica August 21, 2009 at 12:31 pm

I totally got the Glo-nola!
Love it!


Courtney August 21, 2009 at 12:34 pm

I am so excited for glo-nola!!!


Bec August 21, 2009 at 12:47 pm

I get it, so cute!


Maureen August 21, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Note to Averie,
If you start with dry beans and soak them over night, then when you cook them keep skimming off the gas bubbles from the pot you will notice a huge reduction in the amount of gas you get from eating beans and legumes. Actually pretty much everything from oats to quinoa, rice, beans and lentils benefit from soaking. It not only reduces the gas but also the cooking time.


Jessica August 21, 2009 at 1:06 pm

lol well i get it.
wow the site looks way diff. yellow isnt my color but i really like it.


AGS August 21, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Glonola makes sense to me.

What’s with the background. ..?


Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness August 21, 2009 at 1:39 pm

I love the new look! Very autumn-y :-)

GLOnola looks great!


Amanda August 21, 2009 at 1:40 pm

glo-nola, that is adorable!!! And it looks good.


Jolene August 21, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Congratulations on the signing of all the official papers!!! I totally get the “Glonola” name … duh!! Haha!!


mountain girl August 21, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Glo-nola is a totally sweet name for your new concoction! The black bean stuff looks awesome too!

P.S. I am SERIOUSLY into carob chips since reading your posts on them! And I have had vegan chia pudding for breakfast 3 days in a row! Yummy and energizing!!!


Chloe August 21, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Yum! That looks amazing and so easy, plus it would be great all warm and gooey for the fall and winter weather.


britt August 21, 2009 at 4:51 pm

i totally get glo-nola. very cute! boys…


Marilyn August 21, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Angela, I totally got the “glo-nola” joke! (Ok, so it took me a second but I still thought it was totally cute and original). I’m in the US and can’t wait to order some Globars!


Debbra August 21, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Glo-nola, totally cute! Men just don’t think creatively. I also can hardly wait for you to ship to U.S. I will be placing an order for something, just can’t decide what.


MarathonVal August 21, 2009 at 6:41 pm

LOVE the new blog! The color is so bright and cheery! :)


Tay August 21, 2009 at 7:34 pm

LOL I totally get GLO-nola! How could he not?!? And I love love love the new blog. I love orange and beach and palm tress. So it totally makes me feel like summer and swimming!


Hangry Pants August 22, 2009 at 9:03 am

I love stuffing peppers with anything and everyhing. Will have to try this soon!


Hannah August 22, 2009 at 3:12 pm

I just made this and it was delicious! You are so creative!

Do you think, if the mix is coarse enough (mine was almost like a pate, not a dip because I ate it raw-not enough time to cook), could you form them into patties and cook them like a vegan burger?


Rebecca C. July 9, 2010 at 6:23 pm

I just made the peppers tonight, and they were great! Than thanks so much for all of your great healthy recipes! :-)


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