Welcome to Yummy Fixins!

Thanks so much for checking out my blog. My name is Arica, I am a Personal Chef serving the Lake Tahoe area. Please visit my new website at www.yummyfixins.com

Cooking is my passion, I love spending time in the kitchen creating yummy dishes. I originally created this blog to share healthy yummy recipes with my friends and family but now I'm sharing them with the world. Most of the dishes you will find here are very healthy and can be altered to fit any dietary restrictions. I hope you will find something delicious!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lentil Stuffed Bell Peppers

1/2 onion, sliced
4 bell peppers, tops cut off and de-seeded
1 package of cooked lentils (trader joes has the best)
1 clove of garlic
1/2 cup of tomoato sauce or marinara
2 cups of cooked brown rice
slices of jack cheese
Garlic Powder

1. Preheat oven to 400.
2. Saute onion and garlic in a pan for 2-3 minutes.
3. Add lentils, brownn rice, tomoato sauce and seasoning. Stir until warm.
4. Fill the peppers with the rice/lentil mix and top with sliced cheese.
5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese starts to brown.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Easy Applesauce

4-5 apples - peeled, cored &sliced
1 cinnamon stick
2 tbs brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Place 3/4 cup of water, cinnamon stick and apples into a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium heat and cook until the apple slices until they are tender. Remove the cinnamon stick, add the sugar and  Use a potato masher or immersion blender and mash up the apples. Let it cook on low a little longer until the water has been cooked out and you have a good thick applesauce.

- Taste great with yogurt, granola, oatmeal or just by itself

Blackberry Applesauce
1 pint of fresh black berries

Follow the recipe above. While the apples are boiling place the black berries in the food processor and puree. Pour the puree through a strainer to remove the seeds and mix into the applesauce.