Behind The Scenes

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 23, 2011

Yesterday involved two hard drive crashes and one huge blog crash.

Happy Friday?

For the past several months, I’ve been having issues with my blog going down or being slow to load during peak hours, so I finally decided to move OSG to a Dedicated Server and as anticipated there were some major hiccups!

The good news is that the blog is now on its own private server! It’s roomy, sleek, speedy, and it should have much less (if any) downtime as compared to the previous set up. Yes, I’m knocking on wood…

The other good news is that Eric was able to recover the content from the two crashed hard drives. We’ll never know why two of our hard drives decided to crash 24 hours apart, but I’m thankful that I have a tech savvy husband or I’d probably still be using a typewriter and rotary phone.

Although, some days its tempting…

(Dad, can I borrow yours?)

Housekeeping complete, let’s get down to the stuff you didn’t see on the blog over the past couple weeks!

As you may know, I only post my favourite recipes on the blog, but there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes. Check out the pictures below for a little behind the scenes action over the past couple weeks.

This fruit pizza was my pride and joy.

All that gorgeous chopped fruit, the sweet sauce…the photographs…


and one bad crust made from Teff flour.

[I should have made this cinnamon sugar fruit pizza crust!]

I scraped the fruit and sauce off and we enjoyed it sans crust.


I made grilled peaches on the BBQ and I concluded that I like peaches way better fresh. They were just plain ‘ol mushy and sad looking. What did I do wrong?

I made a wildly addictive Parsley Walnut pesto for dinner one night, adapting this recipe.


It basically involved me spoon feeding myself over the processor bowl until Eric had to pry it from my lifeless hands.

If you’re classy and whatnot, you can have it over pasta with a classy sprig of parsley.


I prefer spoon feeding, personally.

I whipped up a creamy Avocado Lime Dressing. It was great over pasta. I used my 15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta sauce as inspiration, and added some lime & lime zest, apple cider vinegar, decreased the garlic & oil, etc.


One lucky day I was actually able to snap a picture before I inhaled my lunch.


I’ve been enjoying a huge stir-fry with some type of protein (chickpeas, beans, quinoa, etc) and my favourite instant creamy dressing for lunch lately.

Instant Creamy Dressing: Mix 2 tbsp hummus with apple cider vinegar (just enough to thin out). Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Instant. Addictive. Try it!


Confession: I’m so addicted to this dressing, I sipped it from a mason jar once.

Maybe more than once.

That’s a bit embarrassing.

A couple weeks ago, I made cheezy stuffed peppers with brown rice.

Great in theory.


Bad in outcome.

The filling was super tasty on its own, but once cooked in the peppers it got all watery!  What’s the secret to non-watery stuffed peppers?

I must find out.


Happy Caturday!

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Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans July 23, 2011 at 7:42 am

That fruit pizza looks amazing!!


Morgan @ Life After Bagels July 23, 2011 at 7:44 am

are you baking the peppers in a bit of water? maybe it’s too much. when I bake my peppers I put less than an inch of water in the baking dish … but then again I don’t do much for the filling, usually just brown rice and beans with some dry spices then out of the oven I add avocado


Julie - StressStories July 23, 2011 at 7:46 am

I never had watery stuffed peppers and I don’t know if this is the solution, but I always include some kind of breadcrumbs or its like. It might be that this absorbs the water… I also cut my peppers in half and stuff each part of the pepper separately, lying them on a piece of baking parchment. This way any excess liquid can evaporate while baking.

Hope this might help. And good to hear that the blog is now in tip-top shape :-) I have a techie for a husband as well and I’m telling you I wouldn’t survive two days without his help (somehow I mess things up quite a lot :-) )


Julie - StressStories July 23, 2011 at 7:47 am

Oh and I never bake with any water! Just cut them in half, put the filling in, place on parchment and pop in the oven.


kaila @ healthy helper! July 23, 2011 at 7:49 am

Even if these recipes didnt necessarily turn out how you would have liked….they sure look delicious! Especially that pesto! Wow! All your pics make any food look amazing!


Lauren-Rose Burke July 23, 2011 at 7:51 am

Wonderful Angela! That pesto looks incredible!! Must make it for dinner tomorrow night!!! :) xxx


Meredith July 23, 2011 at 7:54 am

That fruit pizza looks soo good, too bad the crust didn’t turn out! I’m sure the toppings were super yummy by themselves :).

Thanks for sharing some ‘behind the scenes’ photos!


Anne July 23, 2011 at 7:59 am

Gizmo and Beethoven, say Happy Caturday back at you. LOL


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 23, 2011 at 12:56 pm



Kelsie July 23, 2011 at 8:05 am

I’m not sure if you’re already doing this, but try filling the peppers after cooking them. I’ve always done it that way and have never had a problem with watery-ness (:


Baking N Books July 23, 2011 at 8:05 am

Hi Angela, I don’t know how you survived your crash – I would never want to be near a computer again after that!

As for the peppers – if you boil them in water for about 4-6 minutes first (just enough to cover the bottom 1/3 of peppers) – then bake them – they come out “stiffer”.

I never heard of adding ACV to hummus! I always plop hummus on my salads but it doesn’t “spread”…


Lauren @ What Lauren Likes July 23, 2011 at 8:10 am

love these recipes! they ALL look so so addicting! glad the housecleaning is done! ;)


Bee Goes Bananas July 23, 2011 at 8:11 am

I need to try all of those recipes stat! They all look too delicious to eat!


Radha July 23, 2011 at 8:21 am

I will be right over. I know you need someone to help eat those great dishes.
My hubby is a techie guy too. What a blessing. We are creating my blog together…..or should I say he will be teaching me how to do it all. I am a good student though and I show the teacher my appreciation with great food treats :)
Thank you for your blog Ange. It is a must read for me.
I hope you are doing well. You are a light in this world…..don’t forget that.


Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 23, 2011 at 8:21 am

I love the sound of the instant creamy dressing – you can’t go wrong with hummus! :)


Danielle July 23, 2011 at 8:22 am

What a cute picture of sketchie! What was the temperature you baked them at? Maybe it needed to be a bit higher. Also, i find if you use watery vegetables in the stuffing that happens. If that is the case, cook them to get rid of the water before stuffing the peppers.
I still need to make that Avocado pasta sauce…I’ve been eyeing it forever!


Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 23, 2011 at 8:29 am

Good luck on your new server– hope there is no more crashing in your future. I don’t know if I can handle any more OhSheGlows withdrawals ;)


Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well. July 23, 2011 at 8:45 am

I’d love to hear what the recipe is for the pizza topping!! I love fruit pizzas in the summer :)

The photos are phenomenal, so even if it didn’t taste good, it all looked great!


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 23, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I highly recommend the fruit pizza sauce that I linked to…its an avocado based one and super yummy with fruit pizza!


Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit July 23, 2011 at 8:46 am

Oh my gosh I wish I had the time you do to experiment with recipes and have fun in your kitchen! All of these adventures look so fantastic, even if they didn’t turn out. It’s to bad you don’t have a dog, I’m sure he’s love some of your blogging mistakes, I know ours do!


Jenny July 23, 2011 at 8:51 am

Have to agree – hummus that has been thinned out a little bit with some sort of liquid is such an addictive dressing! I’ve also made your creamy avocado pasta sauce with lime before… and I added in cilantro to give it a Mexican flair. :)

So glad to hear you managed to recover your files from a crashed hard drive! Three cheers for Eric, I’d say, for doing it for not one but two hard drives. It’s so scary when that happens… and worse when it’s irreversible. :\ I have a tech savvy brother, and thanks to him I’ve become ten times more competent when it comes to computer stuff than I otherwise would have been. (Those techies are definitely unbelievably valuable treasures in today’s technology-dependent world, aren’t they?! I guess the more business-y term would be “assets”…)

Being able to access your site easier at peak times = just pure awesomeness. Thank you for going through all that trouble! :D


Brittany July 23, 2011 at 8:54 am

Cook the peppers and the filling separately :)– slice the peppers in half before you cook them
Uses an extra pan & is not quite as stuffed pepper-esque as you might have been imagining it, but it definitely works well!


Ivette July 23, 2011 at 8:58 am

My moms recipe for stuffed peppers takes raw rice in it, and she cooks them for a while in the oven with the tops on to and covered with foil so the liquid from the peppers and the tops and foil cook the rice.


kris (everyday oats) July 23, 2011 at 9:05 am

Your food is always so vibrant and beautiful!


Eat Hike Sleep Repeat July 23, 2011 at 9:08 am

I hear you on slurping dressing from the bowl. I can’t keep from dipping my fingers into your Lightened up Lemon Tahini dressing.
2 hard drives crashes in 24 hrs? That’s the techie gnomes being very mean. Glad you have recovered.


Lindsey @ Why Just Eat July 23, 2011 at 9:10 am

Don’t you hate it when the pictures are fabulous and the food isn’t! I sure do. Your cat is amazing, by the way.


Halley (Blunder Construction)b July 23, 2011 at 9:14 am

Maybe cook the peppers some separately, so you don’t have to have the stuffing in the as long absorbing water.


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 23, 2011 at 9:21 am

ouch – that is a bad friday! you’d think it was a full moon or something.

for the peaches – it sounds like you may have sliced them too thin and/or cooked them too long. you have to get the grill really hot and just sear them for a min.

LOVE the idea of mixing the hummus with cider for a vinaigrette – i have some basil pesto hummus that sounds perfect for!


Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 23, 2011 at 9:34 am

Too bad about that pizza, the pictures are making me drool right now! Do you add any sort of breadcrumb or binder to the stuffed pepper mix?


[email protected] KatieDid July 23, 2011 at 9:37 am

I use apple cider vinegar to condition my hair, but I might just have to take the bottle out of the shower to try out this instant hummus dressing you speak of. Would that be gross haha? Ok maybe I’ll buy a new bottle.


lindsay July 23, 2011 at 9:38 am

I think it really depends on the peaches you’re using. If they’re not very ripe yet then they stay better on the grill. Also in my family we don’t eat grilled peaches without ice cream so that could be what was missing ;)


[email protected] July 23, 2011 at 9:50 am

These all look so tasty — and your photography is inspiring!


Lindsey Stu July 23, 2011 at 10:23 am

my husband always says “saturday is caturday!” so i looove your tagline!

i simply don’t like grilled fruit because fruit is supposed to be cold and fresh unless there is cobbler topping involved. perhaps that is what your brain is thinking too?


Lindsay July 23, 2011 at 10:34 am

It’s totally freaking me out that someone else named Lindsay has already mentioned this (and just a couple comments ago), but I will second it – the not-ripe stone fruits I’ve found to work better grilled. The ones that you would wait a few days before eating. Also, thicker slices and ice cream would certainly help! :)


Nikita July 23, 2011 at 10:37 am

Have you ever made stuffed peppers in a slow cooker? That is the best way to cook them in my opinion- the slow and even heat cooks them to perfection every time! And they only cook about 4 hours as opposed to a soup or chili that would take 8. You can check out my favorite stuffed pepper recipe here:


Mina July 23, 2011 at 10:42 am

All of this food looks so yummy! I wish I had a solution for your watery bell peppers problem, but I do have a suggestion for the grilled peaches. I’ve done them before, and to keep them from turning into a hot, mushy mess you need to buy them suuuuper UN-ripe. They should be pretty hard, with little to no give, but still smell like a peach when you bring your nose near the unbroken skin.

If you get a chance to try grilling peaches again, please post about it! I would love to see if it works out :)


littlemissami July 23, 2011 at 10:55 am

I don’t know how you cooked the filling, but my boyfriend’s mother gave me some hints on this. She sears them in a saute pan (on all four sides) with olive oil, then before stuffing them sprinkles salt in the insides to absorb the water. Also for the rice filling, cook it in a sauce pan with onions, slowly adding water spices etc. more like a risotto letting it absorb little by little and stop before it’s all the way cooked so it finishes in the oven. You can also seal the tops with oil so it crisps to a nice golden brown. I could eat stuffed peppers everyday. Hope you find the right balance.


lisa July 23, 2011 at 10:59 am

when i make stuffed peppers i boil the peppers in water on the stove. just enough to soften them up a bit. then i make the filling. i put the filling in the cooked peppers then add layers of some sort of sauce. and put the sauce on top. then i eat them. never put them in the oven or anything like that.. mine are never watery! always good!


Natalie S. July 23, 2011 at 11:09 am

Your food photos always look sooo delicious! I’ve grilled peaches before — I think the trick is to grill them when they’re juuust short of ripe and still a tiny bit tart. I sliced mine up and grilled them on the George Foreman and they were deeelish.


Lo July 23, 2011 at 11:11 am

I’m not sure if someone has already mentioned this or if you did this already, but when I make stuffed peppers I blanch them first, so they only need to cook a little longer in the oven to get all the flavours mixed. I’ve never had watery stuffed peppers that way.


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 23, 2011 at 12:54 pm



Julie @ Shining From Within July 23, 2011 at 11:22 am

Ahhhhh you gotta share that pesto recipe, I have parsley coming out of the wazoo. And the red pepper filling mmmmm looks so good! Maybe roasted the peppers before, fill, then re bake again?


Liz @ Something To Chew On July 23, 2011 at 11:43 am

That fruit pizza looks awesome! And so does the pepper…even if it didn’t taste great, presentation is pretty dang important :) have a lovely weekend!


Sarah July 23, 2011 at 11:50 am

I have been meaning to tell you for a while that one of my favorite things you do on your blog (other than your personality, obviously) is show that not every recipe is a total success. I love that, because up until the past couple of years, I felt like trial and error was just plain wrong, and recipe flops were the sign of a bad cook. It’s only been in the past year or so that I’ve been more willing to experiment in the kitchen, and since then, I’ve found so many new recipes that I love and I’ve tweaked some old ones to make them things that I now love. And even more shocking to me was the fact that once I started experimenting, THAT was when I started to love to cook.

You have a lot of amazing recipes here, so thanks for sharing the great ones. And thanks for showing us the times that they weren’t so great either.


Ashley July 23, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Hehe love that you ended the post with a photo of Sketchie and saying happy caturday.


Nikki July 23, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Hey Angela, I’ve found if you coat your peppers in evoo and roast them for 15 minutes at 400F before stuffing them it keeps the pepper flavorful and not watery


Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy July 23, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Good luck on the new server! That is exciting! And the fruit topping lookings amazing!


Faith July 23, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I would love for the exact Parsley Walnut pesto recipe to be posted!


Vincenza July 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Peppers – if you precook them in the oven or microwave until just tender and drain off the water then put the filling in and bake, you won’t have that problem.
Good luck!
I love all your recipes, thanks so much for sharing with us.


The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh July 23, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Well if those were *bad* recipes then looks sure were deceiving because they looked awesome as usual!


Ashley July 23, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Such a fun post! When I make stuffed peppers, I always roast them in the oven first..and then fill + bake them. Not sure if that helps or not? The fruit pizza photo is awesome!


Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine July 23, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I keep trying to like grilled peaches because they’re are so darn abundant right now on the blogosphere, in cookbooks, and at barbeques.

But can we pleeeeease have an honest to blog, heart-to-heart moment really quick?
Okay….*deep breath*

Every time I’ve tried grilled peaches, I find myself thinking that they taste like baby food cooked “well-done.” Kinda like sour charred mush.

Sorry for the visual :)


melody polakow: Vegan for 3.33 a day July 23, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Do you salt and pre-bake your peppers before adding the stuffing?

You can also dehydrate them with great results… my fav fillings are nut based fillings with cilantro and southwestern spices


Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 23, 2011 at 3:43 pm

“For the past several months, I’ve been having issues with my blog going down or being slow to load during peak hours….”
Just this week I have had a few people tell me my load times were slower and my blog was down. It sucks b/c I am paying for a dedicated IP on my servers (I use Bluehost) but would love to hear who you went with, what you got, if you used Dreamhost, BH, someone else…would love the deets.

ANY TIME you make blog/site changes…it’s always an issue. Nothing is ever just smooth. That sucks…but the end result is worth it…congrats!!

Watery stuffed peppers..I am such an unbaker, I just stuff the peppers and eat them raw :)

The creamy avo dressing..nice! And adding a little ACV to hummus, such a good trick! I add ACV to mayo (vegenaise) + sugar and it’s so good :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 24, 2011 at 6:52 am

Im with dreamhost, but I havent had the best luck with them ( at least when on a VPS) hopefully it improves :)


Mary July 23, 2011 at 3:55 pm

That avocado lime dressing looks so amazing. What a unique idea, I will definitely try it out!


Zestful Lou July 23, 2011 at 4:46 pm

The new blog looks great. I love the previous posts at the bottom of the page. I have so many beautiful pictures of recipes that were meant to be blogged about…but then they are just disapointing. Don’t you hate that!? That’s cooking though…always a risk, but that makes it all the more fun!


Kady July 23, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Congrats on the new server!

If you don’t pre-cook the peppers for a bit on their own… per haps you can punch a couple holes in the botoom bumps of the pepprs, then bake on a rack so the liquid drains.

This post was right up my alley. Everyday is caturday here… and the hummus dressing is so genius and so freakin simple!


Danielle Janecek July 23, 2011 at 5:25 pm

I always pre bake my peppers before stuffing them and then put them back in the oven.


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 23, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Oh yuck, sorry about the hard drive crashes. Computer issues are so stressful!

I’m addicted to using hummus as a dressing! I thin mine out with lemon juice, but I bet it tastes pretty similar to your version.


Katherine July 23, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Fruit pizza…that sounds amazing!


Emma @ Getting There & Going Places July 23, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Haha it makes me feel better to know that even in your kitchen things go wrong sometimes! ;)
On the watery filled peppers problem, maybe it would help if you put the filling in the fridge for a day!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 23, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Oh no on the hard drive problems! But OH YES on the private server, and all the yummy food! About the peppers, did you blanch them first? I usually do (only because the first stuffed pepper recipe I ever made said I should) and I’ve never really noticed that they’ve been watery. Might be worth a try I guess? And I totally agree on that thinned-out hummus dressing. I adore it too! Can’t say I’ve sipped it out of a jar yet, but I’m thisclose. ;) Have a great night Ange!


SueAnn July 23, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Love the new blog setup!


laura July 23, 2011 at 11:12 pm

That fruit pizza looks amazing. With or without the crust. :)
I love sketchie!


Hayley @ Oat Couture July 24, 2011 at 12:58 am

Ooh that fruit pizza looks yum! Good luck with your new server! Hopefully you have had all the bad computer luck you’ll be getting for a while now! :) And thank god for ‘tech savvy’ husbands! :)


Stephanie July 24, 2011 at 2:11 am

Haha Caturday is my fave day of the week :)
I totally agree that peaches are better fresh. They have their enzymes intact that way too!


eclectic July 24, 2011 at 4:39 am

I’ve found that with grilled peaches it is best saved for peaches that are underripe and very firm. Ripe peaches I never bother to cook in anything, unless I have a ridiculous abundance.

Peaches are one of those fruits that do not ripen any further once they are off the tree, so grilling is the best way to deal with unripe one. The caramelisation sweetens them and they do not turn mushy as ripe peaches do when grilled.


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 24, 2011 at 6:24 am

thank you!


Beach Bum Beauty July 24, 2011 at 6:42 am

I am glad to know I’m not the only one who has bad tech luck but really happy it’s all been resolved. High five!


Dana July 24, 2011 at 7:25 am

Everything still just looks so amazing! You indeed have a gift :)


Barry July 24, 2011 at 7:41 am

Congrats on the new host. My server in Utah recently relocated. It was nearly seamless but there were a few interesting interruptions. Glad you were able to recover your data. I would like to borrow Eric. I love hiking in the mountains but this tech stuff is going to kill me.

As always, great food ideas and fabulous photography.


WIERDGREENMAN July 24, 2011 at 9:06 am

Yeah, I’ve noticed syrupy water collecting in my roasted peppers. Maybe you could roast the peppers first, and drain?


Christine (The Raw Project) July 24, 2011 at 11:00 am

That’s great Eric was able to recover data, I’m very familier with that doing it a lot at work. They always crash at the work time possible. The pizza looks wonderful, well everything does on this post and I’m ready for another breakfast. :-)


Cara Craves... July 24, 2011 at 11:16 am

Drove by the Belwood triathlon this morning…are you doing it this year?
I think you did it last year; am I right?


jess white July 24, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Angela! I’m not sure if you did, but to get rid of the water taste of the peppers, cook them in the oven with the tiniest drizzle of oil for about 20-30 minutes before you stuff them so they’re shrivel, then cook them in the oven for a bit longer when stuffed. They’ll have that delicious roasted flavour, rather then the over powering taste of when they’re raw. Hope that was helpful!


[email protected] July 24, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Hmmm I’m not sure if this would work! But what if you poke tiny holes at the bottom of the peppers so that the water drains out? In theory, it sounds like a good idea :)


Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me July 24, 2011 at 7:11 pm

My hard drive is on it’s way out, along with my laptop. It’s 7 years old which is ancient for computers but I just love it and don’t want it to die!


ella July 24, 2011 at 7:35 pm

Hi! I dont think I’ve ever commented before, but I have a tip for the peppers. The way my aunt makes them is she precooks the peppers, then also semi-cooks the rice in EQUAL parts water until they are about half way cooked, that way when they roast in the oven they finish cooking and absorb water from the other ingredients. Hope i
I helped! :)


Heather @ Ooops I Blogged The Toilet July 24, 2011 at 8:06 pm

That picture of your cat is beautiful!! And FYI every time I read your blog, I just want to try every single food item you post. Why oh why can’t you be my neighbor?? Like Mr. Rogers but without the sweater vest?


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 25, 2011 at 7:29 am

haha I do have a crazy Christmas sweater I could wear just for you!


Heather @ Ooops I Blogged The Toilet July 25, 2011 at 10:56 am

That’s even better! Hopefully it includes tons of glitter, puffy paint, and reindeer!!


JenATX July 24, 2011 at 9:42 pm

what a coincidence, KERF just made some stuffed peppers that she didn’t really enjoy either! I hope you figure out the secret to great stuffed peppers soon :)


Stephasaurus July 24, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Haven’t commented here before, but…I just have to say, I tried the hummus/apple cider vinegar dressing today and HOLY NEW ADDICTION! So simple and so delicious!! It’ll be on my lunch salads every day this week. :)


DORIS July 25, 2011 at 2:38 am

Hahaha Sketchie looks so cute. And that coming from what I would call “not exactly a cat person” must count double! :)
I have a chunk of tofu in my fridge and I don’t know what I should do with it. Throw it out or does anyone know a good recipe? I am still so ambivalent when it comes to tofu, I seem to never get it right when it comes to marinating … o.O HELP please!


Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove July 25, 2011 at 8:13 am

I have computer issues all the time – we actually just bought a desktop because our laptop died. Talk about a bummer!


Katherine July 25, 2011 at 8:13 am

For me, the secret to non-watery stuffed peppers is my crock pot!


Ashley July 25, 2011 at 2:10 pm

When I makes stuffed peppers, meatless or otherwise, I usually par-boil the peppers quickly just to heat them and soften them just ever-so-slightly. That way when I bake them it’s just long enough to melt cheese OR just heat the filling because everything is already cooked!


Lynn @ Sit. Stay. Cook. July 27, 2011 at 8:23 am

I was going to say this exactly. Par-boiling the peppers makes for a really delicious stuffed pepper.


Kelly July 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Hi Angela. What do you eat when you want to totally pig out? I am a Vegan (a new Vegan) and I eat fruits and veggies. It hits about 8:00pm and I always end up starving, wanting to order a pizza. I end up eating pizza and a snicker bar. I am great all day though. I am just curious what you do when you want to really splurge.


(what runs) Lori July 28, 2011 at 9:46 am

Someone may have already commented, but I put oats in my stuffed peppers to have them soak up the extra juices… maybe that would work…?


Malorie July 28, 2011 at 3:30 pm

I had left over roasted veggies in my fridge today and decided it would be the perfect time to try a lunch bowl like that (Adding black beans, of course). I was a little skeptical about the dressing because I didn’t think hummus and apple cider vinegar would go well together. Wow, did I inhale that bowl. Thanks for another great, quick lunch idea :)

Oh yeah, and I might have been seen licking the whisk clean after mixing together the dressing …


Jill July 30, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Hey! I just wanted to tell you not to give up on grilled peaches. My family just drizzles them with olive oil (so they don’t stick) then grills for a few minutes. We all think they are delicious and bursting with flavor!


Violetta Maria Dima August 4, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Hey Kelly (new vegan)
I had a hard time with not snacking at night in the beginning to. I found that what worked for me in the beginning was to replace my old favorites aka pizza & a snickers bar with new vegan versions of them. Angela’s got some of the best vegan recipe’s I have ever seen, and everything I have ever made is always sooo amazing. You just have to get creative in the kitchen and everything will get easier. Good luck girl.


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