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It’s that time of year again where I am blessed with having a mind blowing cook in the house! Damir’s dad is back with us for 3 weeks this summer, and I am loving every moment of it. He made a trip out to a local farm to pick two huge bags full of white bell peppers and tomatoes, and we set to work this weekend making one of my favorites… stuffed peppers!!!

The best part, these are so freaking healthy it’s insane! Just 200 (ish) calories for each pepper, and two are incredibly filling.

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Bosnian Stuffed Peppers (Punjene Paprike)

Ingredients:

  • 1 carrot
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1/2 celery root
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tomato
  • 3 TBS fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 4 Tbs tomato sauce
  • 1 -2 Tbs Vegeta*
  • 1 tsp sweet red pepper**
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 10 white bell peppers
  • 2 cups boiling water

*Vegeta is a European seasoning similar to seasoning salt, so make sure not to use any additional salt in any recipe containing Vegeta. I have made this mistake a few times and the food was almost too salty to even eat!

** Look for “Hungarian Paprika,” which you can find at a many small, local European stores or at World Market. It may also be called “Red Sweet Pepper.” This spice it VERY different from the spicy Paprika (with lots of heat) that we often use in the U.S. Damir’s dad made this mistake last year, and we could barely eat it! He was a trouper and powered through with plenty of sour cream, but the spice in this recipe should not be hot at all, as most Bosnian dishes rarely have any heat to them.

Instructions:

1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Roughly chop the carrot, onion, celery, celery root, and garlic and place in a food processor (or finely dice). Add the parsley and process into fine pieces.

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2. Add the raw ground beef and cooked rice to the veggie mixture along with the black pepper, sweet red pepper, and vegeta and combine well.

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3. Cut off the tops of the white bell peppers and seed them. Stuff each pepper with the beef/veggie mixture and place into an oiled baking dish. Once all of the peppers are stuffed, peel the skin from the tomato and dice, then sprinkle evenly over the tops of the peppers.

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4. Finally, pour 2 cups of boiling water over the peppers. Bake for 30-40 minutes, but keep an eye on them. It is ok for the tops of the peppers to blacken, but you want to keep them from completely burning, which has happened to me, although I blame the oven.

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5. Serve with a spoonful of the tomatoes from the pan and plenty of sour cream. Enjoy!

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Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • "Sometimes, you just want things to stay the way they are forever. But you can’t. And they won’t." - Girl in Space

Because i'm trying this thing where I post each look in 3's to keep my Insta page even, and I seriously can't express how hauntingly gorgeous the intros are for each Girl in Space episode. I'm re-listening to the episodes now, and I so excited for 109 since I have NO CLUE what is going to happen! Also, after a few weeks without looking at them, this is one of my favorite pictures, and I can't believe I didn't post it first!
  • "Yeah, I’m glad I’m back, too." Episode 108 of the @girlinspacepodcast  left me with SO MANY QUESTIONS!!! Is Kai alive? Where the heck is Thor? Who is the "lion's paw?" But the biggest unknown is just how important the dwarf star "Ra" is likely to become in the plot of 109... and is why Ra is included in my makeup! The warm glowing orb on my eye is in reference to my suspicions that Ra will soon become a much more relevant part of the Girl in Space plot very soon. #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering #savekillbot #prayforkai
  • Galaxy in action! Quick peek at the movement of the makeup before I put on my wig, which covered a lot of the detail. Gotta love that "sunshine" glare on the shiny black surface! I bought a finishing powder this week to hopefully counteract this in the future. Or just back away from the light.... :P
  • Disappearing into the music...
I was really digging my latest playlist when I started my galaxy makeup last weekend, so I started blacking out everything besides my face to procrastinate taking off my headphones. I took this photo halfway through to see how well I would blend into my background, and kind of liked how this "progress" shot turned out. Funny thing was, this was the last pic where I had a true infinite background, my camera (phone) couldn't quite hang once I was fully blacked out. Time to consider a real camera?
  • Let yourself be found... Another shot of my galaxy inspired by the @girlinspacepodcast. If you haven't heard of this AMAZING audio novella, I highly recommend... trust me, you are in for a treat! #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering 
This look took around 3 hours, and while I love the images with the wig, it covered up a lot of the detail. If you try a galaxy look, allow yourself some patience. It didn't look like a lot until I was well into adding color. Take it slow, and keep layering colors, and suddenly it will start to take shape!

This look was completed using @mehronmakeup paradise paints from the standard, pastels, and brilliant pallets.
  • Find me... This galaxy makeup is inspired by my FAVORITE audio novella,@girlinspacepodcast, though I may be a bit biased. If you haven't yet started listening, you are in for a treat! Enter the world of the character "X" aboard the Cavatica, as she monitors the radiation from the Red Dawrf Star, Ra. Alone.

Season one is still in progress, so there is plenty of time to join the fun! #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering

This look was completed using @mehronmakeup paradise paints from the standard, pastels, and brilliant pallets. Honestly, this is the most color intensive look I have done so far, I had cosmetic wedges everywhere! I pulled it together with a @rockstarwigs long curly in Very Berry.
  • Finally, the last in my “sketched” look (for now). Thieve last few weeks have been absolutely insane, and im still processing. I’m going to have to set aside some time for another look this week, there is something so tranquil about turning yourself into a blank canvas in the most literal sense.
  • Theres nothing quite like painting yourself completely white to make you realize how yellow your teeth are getting. Time to cut back on the coffee! JK, that might actually kill me. #tissuetestfail #needsomewhitestrips #cresttotherescue #notanad #butyoucanpaymeanyway?
  • I sometimes can take well over 200 photos of various looks, just to make sure I get the right one... i don't pretend to be a photographer! Even with so many photos, I will often only post maybe 3-4, which makes me a little sad since I spend so much time on some of these! So here are a few more of my "Migraine" Twenty One Pilots inspired look. I managed to get quite a few shots of this look before adding the tears for the completed migraine look, and I really do love how it looks without any color.

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