Shar Pei Approved

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on September 2, 2010

Good morning!

Last night, I was flying solo for dinner and I was about 2 seconds away from pouring a bowl of cereal until I looked in the crisper and saw all the CSA veggies and leftovers screaming at me to eat them up.

They gave me a total guilt trip. I hate when that happens.

But, I didn’t care.


I poured a bowl of cereal and thought about how much I didn’t want to cook.

I surveyed the scene.

I opened the crisper and closed it. Opened it again. Still there.

I sighed.

I ate more cereal.

This pepper spoke to me.


It whispered in my ear and said…all you have to do is stuff me and throw me in the oven

So I cut off the hat and scooped out the insides.


Don’t worry if a few seeds remain inside the pepper. They put hairs on your toes and will keep you warm over the winter.

Next, I removed the leftovers from the fridge. We have lots this week!

I used leftover Salt Kissed & Buttery Brown Rice, Homemade Chunky Tomato Sauce, and Cashew Basil Cheese Sauce.


I mixed it together and hoped it tasted better than it looked.


Pack it in…


and pack it tight…before baking it for 30 minutes at 375F.


When the pepper is slightly charred and resembles a Shar Pei, all is well in the world.


Look at that wrinkle factor! She’s a beauty.

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Shar Pei Stuffed Pepper for One



Directions: Preheat oven to 375F. Cut hat off green pepper and scoop out insides. In a medium sized bowl mix together the rice, sauce, and cheese sauce. pack the pepper tightly filling the interior and letting a bit come out of the top. Season. Place pepper on baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes, checking frequently after 25 mins.


It was delicious, cheesy….and easy peasy lemon squeezy.


…and Shar Pei approved. ;)


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Sara September 2, 2010 at 11:11 am

Do you guys get poblano peppers up there? Stuffed peppers are exponentially more delicious in a poblano because when you roast it like this it gets this delicious complex smokey flavor that a bell pepper could only dream of having!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 2, 2010 at 12:37 pm

YES i got some in my CSA yesterday!!!! ahhhh


Allison September 2, 2010 at 11:24 am

Yesterday my roommate had a pepper that was getting a little old and i told her to stuff it:) Small world lol but since shes not a vegan she was going to use regular cheese:(

I have been craving cereal like crazy but i dont have any since i dont let myself by processed products:( I think I’ll “borrow” some from the roomie:):)


Ѽ HefiA September 2, 2010 at 11:29 am

Haha! Angela, you are quite a storyteller! My little preschoolers would be fascinated by the story of the green pepper that came to life. :) Your kids must love your bedtime stories!! I know I would!

We make stuffed pepper soup in Romania, and it’s REALLY good! But this recipe looks pretty Dee-licious as well! I should try it out soon.

Shar Pei is so stinkin’ cute! I never thought I wanted a dog…until now :)

Ѽ HefiA


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 2, 2010 at 12:38 pm

No kids yet, but if you are referring to Sketchie and Eric, yes they love my stories (some of the time) ;)


Valerie @ City|Life|Eats September 2, 2010 at 11:31 am

I am SO glad to know I am not the only one who thinks veggies and leftovers speak to me. I have serious guilt issues about those. Love your use of leftovers :)


Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat September 2, 2010 at 11:36 am

I love stuffed peppers! Never thought about them like Shar Peis though!


Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) September 2, 2010 at 11:44 am

I love stuffed peppers. So easy and so tasty. I think if I was already eating the cereal there is no way I would have went back to cook something fresh. I would have just called it a day!


Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' September 2, 2010 at 11:48 am

I love stuffed peppers, too! And yours looks so easy with all those leftovers on hand!

That Shar Pei is so darn cute!! ;)


Meg September 2, 2010 at 11:50 am

Ahhh! That shar pei is too cute for words!

I love stuffed peppers, they’re so versatile. I was really intimidated by them at first becaue they looked so complicated. Boy was I wrong!


chelsey September 2, 2010 at 12:05 pm

mmm I love stuffed peppers! They are my favorite!


Erin September 2, 2010 at 12:20 pm

That combination of stuffing ingredients sounds delicious! If I was feeling lazy, I’d just eat the whole pepper raw :)


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 2, 2010 at 12:23 pm

I love stuffed peppers. All those leftovers look like the perfect filling!


Diana @ frontyardfoodie September 2, 2010 at 12:31 pm

It’s funny how often this sort of thing happens to me. I’m not a huge fan of stuffed peppers because for some reason bell peppers turn me off but when they’re really well cooked I like them better and this one looks really good!


[email protected] ReshapeYourLife September 2, 2010 at 12:37 pm

I love that you can make simple leftovers into something so delicious! I never think about mixing my leftovers, I’ll have to think more out of the box!


jamie @ jamelafamela September 2, 2010 at 12:40 pm

I hate when my produce guilts me into things… :)


Christy McCreath September 2, 2010 at 12:41 pm

What a great idea! I love this recipe.

I often find myself pouring a bowl of cereal for dinner when I’m flying solo and when I don’t feel like cooking. How funny :)


Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter September 2, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Hehe I’ve never thought of a roasted bell pepper as a sharpei but it totally works. How adorable :)


Sarah September 2, 2010 at 1:24 pm

That looks AWESOME!


Jenny September 2, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Stuffed peppers are my absolute favorite. ohhh my ..yum.


Maura September 2, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Haha, such a cute post! Especially the pic at the end ;) Adorbs!


Katelyn September 2, 2010 at 2:46 pm

I have been *dying* to try some stuffed veggies! That is a genius (and gorgeous, I might add) way to use leftovers and veggies – I love the simplicity of everything you make, it’s so freshing :)


Katelyn September 2, 2010 at 2:54 pm

oops, I meant RE-freshing! :)


Laura (spokesnoats) September 2, 2010 at 3:38 pm

LOVE the closing picture!


Lisa September 2, 2010 at 4:27 pm

That pepper looks delicious! Brown rice and peppers couldn’t be a better combo! Cannot wait to try this out! =)


Heather September 2, 2010 at 5:08 pm

OMG I just want to squeeze that puppy!


Lisa September 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm

oooh stuffed peppers are one of my fav meals!!!


Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow September 2, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Oh how perfect are Shar Pei’s? I adore those wrinkles. And I adore the pepper! Looks delish. So simple…no excuse for me to throw together dinner now either!


Gina September 2, 2010 at 8:11 pm



Allison @ Girl in her Kitchen September 2, 2010 at 8:57 pm

Oh. My. Gosh. That pepper looks fantastic. I haven’t made stuffed peppers in forever! Thanks for reminding me how tasty they are!


Kristen September 2, 2010 at 9:11 pm

I love stuffed peppers. Yum.


Sana September 2, 2010 at 9:17 pm

I was reading this post in class, and the people behind me awwed when I got to the cutie pic at the end :)!


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