Food Fact Fridays!


Red bell peppers.

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Starting today I am adding a new feature to my blog entitled “Food Fact Fridays!”.  Simply put, every Friday I will share an interesting food fact that I have discovered.  So without further ado…

 

Red Bell Peppers

What do you know about the red bell pepper?  Some of you may think, “Well, its red, it’s a pepper, yep, that about sums it up.”  Good answers, but did you know that red bell peppers have 3 times more vitamin C than citrus fruits? Me neither!  Betcha didn’t know that red peppers are actually green bell peppers that have matured.  Cool, huh?!  I thought so. 

I grew up enjoying green bell peppers.  It was the only pepper my mom used when cooking.  Only recently have I started to use red bell peppers in my cooking, and I love them.  They are so sweet, plus, they add color to salads and other recipes.  Now knowing they are so rich in vitamin C, red peppers will be a must have staple in my kitchen.

If you would like more information on red bell peppers or any of your favorite fruits and veggies check out www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov

TGIF!!!

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About thestubbiechef

I am married to the greatest man, Brad, who also happens to be the "bestest" friend ever! He loves that my hobby is food, because, well, he loves food! He encourages me and helps me out in the kitchen from time to time. Baking has become a new passion for me. It seems that I make pretty good pies. I like to make cookies as well. I tried my hand at cupcakes, but I don't have the patience to play the waiting game. I have always loved to cook. My Memom is my main influence. I had the pleasure of living with her on 2 separate occasions and learned a lot by just watching and helping. She was also the kind of cook who could open the pantry and throw together something pretty quick. I was so glad that I picked up on that skill. Some of my better meals have been the ones that I just "threw together" what I could scrounge up in the pantry and fridge. Italian cuisine is my first love, growing up in an Italian family and being from New Jersey. I also have dabbled a little in Asian cooking. I am getting pretty good at pork fried rice. My husband grew up in the south, for the most part, so I have been trying my hand at things like chicken fried steak, biscuits and gravy, and the likes. Living in Texas has opened doors into Mexican cuisine, but I think I will leave the tortilla making to the experts. I love to get new recipes and to share new recipes that I have discovered. That is why I wanted to start this blog! I hope to share my experience with others who also love to cook! I hope that you enjoy what you read and keep coming back!

Posted on April 8, 2011, in Cooking, Food, Nutrition, Recipes, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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