Monthly Archives: October 2012

Fried Peppers

My mother discovered these baby bell peppers at Cosco. At first, they were hard to find and we could only get them at Cosco.  Now I can get them at Market Basket and I have seen them at Whole Foods. I love the color! One night,  I walked into my mother’s house and she had a large skillet on the stove with about 2 tablespoons of olive oil on the bottom. All of a sudden she dumped the whole bag of baby bell peppers in, stems and all! They began sizzling!
 She didn’t touch them.  I kept asking her if she was going to stir. She kept saying “NO”. After about 6-7 minutes she stirred and it was amazing. The peppers were charred like they had been directly over the flame. She lowered the flame once they all had a nice even char and let them cook through. When they were nice and tender she added sicilian black olives. The heat of the skillet plumped up the olives and then she turned off the flame. 
We ate them with fresh bread, cheese and some salami! We eat the seeds and all! 
 I’ve been waiting to post this because I have wanted to get a video of my mother cooking them.  We haven’t had time but maybe at some point I’ll post a video just to show the technique. Technique makes them sound hard but they are VERY EASY so make them!
Just grab one by the stem and pop into your mouth!


genevieve cremaldi

Asian Noodles

Every now and then my kids floor me. They taste something I think they will never like and end up loving it! Rose recently tasted an Asian noodle salad that I bought in the prepared food section at Whole Foods. She loved it! I try really hard not to give the girls store bought prepared foods. I really like knowing exactly what is in the food we are eating. I even go as far as making my own fish sticks and chicken nuggets because unfortunately that is what the girls eat.
I decided to create my own Asian Noodles for Rose’s lunch box. They came out sooooo yummy that I want to share the recipe! It is really easy. All of the dressing ingredients go into a jar. Shake and mix!

Rose’s Favorite Asian Noodles

My Rasp! I love my Rasp!

1lb box dry Linguini, cooked al dente
1/4 cup tamari (soy sauce)
1/8 cup sesame oil
1/8 cup grape seed oil (or other light oil-canola)
Juice of 1 lime (1/8 cup)
2 tablespoons of grated fresh ginger (I used my rasp)
1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic (I used my rasp, again!)
3/4 teaspoon crush red pepper flakes
    (leave out if making for kids-unless they like spice!)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 bunch broccolini, blanched
1 cup shredded carrots

1.  Put all ingredients in glass jar with lid. Shake. Done!
2. You can add anything you want. Vegetables (snow peas, asparagus, red pepper strips)
    Nuts (peanuts, cashews) Meat (stir fried chicken, beef, pork) Sesame Seeds would be great!
   Cilantro! Go Wild!!!

They are good cold or room temp!