Thursday, June 17, 2010


I wrote a post a few weeks back (you can read it Here) about home made food. I also gave the link for Dr. Eades post on eating out and the importance of cooking at home. To take those posts/thoughts on step further, there will times when you are craving some naughty foods. Maybe some bar food with a cold beer. Most "naughty" foods in restaurants are made with franken oils, cheap ingredients, loaded with omega 6 and usually fried in oil that doesn't get changed as often as it should.
If you happen to be in the mood for some of the naughty stuff, make it yourself at home. Here's my naughty treat from last night...

I was delighted a while back when I was given this very cool kitchen gadget;

It's a "jalapeno griller". How cool right? It's in the shape of the great state of Texas.
I had bought some jalapenos at the farmers market, so with another cool little tool that was part of this gift (a de-seeder) I de-seeded them. I then made a mixture of some home made cream cheese (easy to make, and so much better then store bought) , bacon, onion and  raw pepper jack cheese.

I stuffed the peppers with the mixture, set them in their holder and got them going on the grill.
The tooth picks are there to prevent them from slipping through the holes and for easy removal when done, these jalapenos were fat enough to not slip throught the holes.
This is one amazing naughty little treat.

Spicy warning. If you don't handle spicy well, make sure you buy jalapenos at the supermarket and NOT the farmers market (or similiar). Supermarket jalapenos are much milder then their farmers market counter parts. When you see jalapenos that have "lines" on them, pay attention. The "lines" are called HEAT cracks. The more "lines" the spicier the pepper.

What do you make at home that fits the "naughty" bill?


Jezwyn said...

My new naughty treat that I mainly make when entertaining non-primal guests that I want to gradually convert to a healthier lifestyle are my Chocolate Zucchini Muffins. Yummo!!

Kevin said...

Looks good! So... how do you make homemade cream cheese? That's right up my alley.

LivingPrimal said...

Those look amazing!! I'm not a huge jalapeno fan, but with cream cheese...bring it on! Now, where do I find a pepper griller?

Primal Mama said...

We love homemade buffalo wings as a treat. We pop the wings under the broiler and dip them in a mixture of Franks Hot Sauce (which has amazingly few ingredients-red cayenne pepper, vinegar, water, salt and garlic powder) and butter to taste.

I just saw a receipe for grilled, stuffed peppers in a magazine one of my visitors left here. You can use an aluminum loaf pan turned upside down. Just cut a few holes to slip the peppers in. Cheers.

Marc said...

Girl Gone Primal,
That recipe looks awesome.
Thank you for sharing that.
I'm going to try that one.

Just line a colander with paper towel or thin kitchen towel, put the colander above a glass bowl and put the yogurt in the lined colander and let it sit for 4-5 hours. Now you have liquid whey (gold) and your left with delicious home made cream cheese. Cut some scallions in if you want too.

Living Primal,
Look at Primal mama's comment. That's a really good idea for a home made pepper griller.
Good hearing from you. hope all is well with you and that you're going strong with your feel good eating.

Primal Mama,
Wonderful!! Thanks for sharing that!!
I'm going to try your wing suggestions.
YUM, I love wings. Going to make soem this weekend.


Kevin said...

Oh, cool, that's easy! My wife and I LOVE making hotwings like Primal Mama described (usually with veggies and guacamole on the side) ... but these peppers would be awesome with that.

We made bacon wrapped stuffed peppers a while back, but couldn't get them crispy enough ... maybe keeping them in the air like this would help. One way to find out..

Natalie said...

Ooh! I didn't know about the "heat cracks"...good stuff! Thank you Marc!