Showing posts from January, 2011

Brussels Sprouts with Cheese and Nuts

These were delicious and are acceptable on the South Beach Diet. This would make an excellent side dish for a holiday or just your average Tuesday. Very simple.

1 lb Brussels Sprouts

1/4 cup Gorgonzola

1/4 cup chopped nuts (I used macadamia nuts, but you could use walnuts, pecans, even peanuts or pine nuts)

tbsp olive oil

Shred/chop the Brussels sprouts. Heat olive oil over medium heat.

Saute the Brussels sprouts until tender and slightly browned. Toss in Gorgonzola and nuts. Serve hot.

You could also get creative and try feta or goat cheese. Yum!

Sausage, Cheese and Mushroom Stuffed Peppers - A south beach friendly recipe!

I adapted this from a Kalyn's Kitchen recipe. 

6 red or green peppers

...2 lbs Ground Turkey

2 Italian sausage (hot or mild)

1 cup diced onion

1 cup diced crimini mushroom

1 cup diced pepper (tops of peppers)

olive oil for browning meat and veggies

Salt and pepper

2 big handfuls grated Parmesan (you could use 2 cups low fat mozzarella which the SB recipe calls for but I did not have. YUM!)

1 cup tomato sauce or substitute tomato paste and some beef broth.

Preheat oven to 375. Cut tops off peppers, making a deep enough cut that you have some red pepper to chop for the filling. If needed, "square" off the bottom of the pepper to make them stand up. Clean out inside of peppers and wash if needed.

In very large frying pan, cook ground turkey and sausage (squished from the links) until lightly browned. I used a potato masher to break up the sausage into smaller bits. Add to meat to a colander to drain fat if desired.

In a pan add oil to and cook pepper, mushrooms and onion …