Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Happy Bell Pepper Day and Wild Rice Week!

Blogger of the Day: April at Epicurean Vegan

Best things about bells:
• They're'll find them in a bold rainbow of colors from green to red and even purple!
• They're plentiful...which means they're cheap, especially if you grow your own.
• They're flavorful...greens are mild, yellows, oranges and reds are sweeter.
• They're healthful...jampacked with vitamin C, plus loads of A and B6!
• They're stuffable!  :)

Wild rice FYI:
• True wild rice is considered a sacred gift by tribal cultures in North America.
• It's pure, natural, unmodified and harvested by hand in the upper midwest according to strict standards that preserve the environment and the tradition.
• It's a fascinating process that honors the earth and your good health too!  :)
• Rich in nutty flavor, it makes yumful stuffing!  :)

April is a treehugger, a writer, an illustrator and an animalsaving vegan. If you leave her alone with an empty pepper, you'll get a crazydelicious veghealthy dinner!  ;)

More of April's riotous rices...
Wild Rice-Stuffed Portobellos
Wild Rice & Potato Stew with Field Roast
Creamy Wild Rice Soup
Tofu Avocado Wild Rice Bowl with Cilantro-Ginger Cashew Sauce

and plumpedout peppers!
Barley-Stuffed Bell Peppers
Mushroom and Barley-Stuffed Peppers
Quinoa Mandarin-Stuffed Peppers
Quinoa Tetrazzini-Stuffed Peppers
Rice and Field Roast Stuffed Bell Peppers
Zucchini and Field Roast Stuffed Peppers
Rice and Spinach-Stuffed Bell Peppers with Cilantro Sour "Cream" Sauce

 You can find true wild rice in stores and online from:
• national companies like Eden Foods
• individual tribes
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Cass Lake, MN
Native Harvest/White Earth Land Recovery Project, Callaway, MN
Nett Lake Wild Rice/Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, Nett Lake, MN
• independent distributors
Native Wild Rice Coalition

What would you stuff in an empty pepper? How do you wild up your rice? When was the last time you hugged a tree?  ;)

Find more feasts in our 2014 Daily Food Holiday and Featured Blogger Series!


  1. Love these recipes... thanks :) I often put ground seeds/ nuts. nutritional yeast, tomato puree and fresh herbs into peppers. I like to cook Camargue red rice with long grain brown rice, with maybe some pumpkin seeds and sweetcorn. And I think it was about 10 days ago when I last hugged a tree- saw an amazing old oak while out running and just had to connect...

    1. Yay for you...old oaks need hugs too! I've never tried Camargue rice but I just read your feature and it looks so good! Thanks for the info...I love your suggestion for using it in paella! :)

  2. Hey, thanks for the shout out! (Man, I sure love my stuffed peppers!)

    1. You're welcome! Let me know if you ever come up with a lasagna stuffed pepper...I am so craving that but I have no idea how to do it. :)