carrot-ginger quinoa pepper jacks

by Kristina Sloggett

in Dinner, Gluten Free, recipes, Vegan, Vegan MoFo

This is Halloween, this is Halloween. Halloween, Halloween!

That song will be in my head all day now

You know we love our stuffed peppers, right?

Today I have another stuffed pepper, and another play on words. These jack o lantern peppers are fun (I make them every year), but the new filling is what I’m excited about!

Doesn’t that one look like a skeleton?

So. This filling. I started by juicing carrots and ginger.

Then. I cooked the quinoa with the carrot ginger juice.

I know, I know. I made that face too.

carrot-ginger quinoa pepper jacks

makes two stuffed peppers

gluten free, vegan, dairy free

1/2 cup dry quinoa (black for Halloween theme)
1 cup fresh carrot ginger juice
1 cup cooked black beans
2 orange bell peppers
sea salt 

*Juice 5 carrots and 1 inch piece ginger. Combine quinoa and juice, bring to boil. Reduce to simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, carve your peppers. Combine cooked quinoa with black beans, salt to taste, fill peppers. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Serve over spinach salad.

*No juicer? Buy a bottle of carrot ginger juice – generally found in the chilled beverage section.

I want to cook all quinoa in juice from now on – it really adds vibrant flavor! These had a warm sweetness from the ginger and carrot, which balanced the pepper flavor well. It’s just an added bonus that they are whimsical and get me singing songs from a Tim Burton movie.

Do you carve pumpkins for Halloween? If not, perhaps a pepper?

 

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{ 159 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Victoria (District Chocoholic) October 11, 2011 at 5:14 am

Those orange peppers looks AMAZING and are so freaking cute. They’re so well done that I thought they were ceramic in the top photo. I’m in awe.

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2 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 5:17 am

thank you, Victoria!! :D

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3 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 5:17 am

oh… and I thought of you the other day… another chickpea creation coming soon! ;)

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4 phoenix October 11, 2011 at 5:16 am

OMG, so cute!!!

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5 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 5:52 am

:D thank you, Phoenix!

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6 Stephanie@MyThornsHaveRoses October 11, 2011 at 5:19 am

Cutest thing ever!!!! I have GOT to make these for the kids.

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7 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 5:53 am

yes you do!! they will love them!

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8 Thom October 11, 2011 at 5:21 am

Amazing! Adorable and slightly unsettling, just like Halloween is supposed to be! I am still perplexed how you are able to produce so many wonderful & beautiful ideas so frequently.

Much love to you & your blog!

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9 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 5:54 am

ha – Thank you, Thom! :) and thank you SO much for your continued kind words – they always make my day and are much appreciated! (and trust me, sometimes I do NOT have any ideas…) ;) XXO!

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10 Heather (Where's the Beach) October 11, 2011 at 5:24 am

OMG love it. How fun would those be at a Halloween dinner party!

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11 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 5:54 am

indeed! I did just that one year, they were definitely a hit.

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12 Evan Thomas October 11, 2011 at 5:26 am

These are so adorable.
I used to carve pumpkins. Now I roast and puree them.

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13 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 5:55 am

ha – yeah you do, and then amazing things are made! :)

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14 Kalinda October 11, 2011 at 6:01 am

Ha! They are way too awesome/funny/cute. Now I must share with all my veggie friends.

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15 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 6:31 am

hi Kalinda!! thank you for sharing! XO

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16 Curt October 11, 2011 at 6:04 am

Those are really cute! And even better because you get to eat them! I love black beans!

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17 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 6:31 am

thank you, Curt! we love stuffed peppers, always delicious!

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18 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen October 11, 2011 at 6:24 am

Why are you SO darn cute?

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19 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 6:30 am

baby, I was born this way“. ;)

(thank you…) :D

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20 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} October 11, 2011 at 6:34 am

Love it! I saw something similar on Pinterest and put it on my list of things to make in October. So much fun. I also love the idea of cooking quinoa in carrot/ginger juice. I prefer it cooked in some liquid other than water for the extra flavor boost, and I’m sure the juice idea is spectacular!

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21 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 7:47 am

hi Maryea! here I was thinking I was being all creative with my pepper jacks! ;) it’s been a favorite Halloween thing for years.

you should try the carrot ginger juice for quinoa – I generally use a veggie broth, and have been branching out lately (salsa spices were GOOD!). the juice gives a lot of flavor!

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22 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} October 11, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Oh don’t worry–you are super creative!! With the Internet, it’s pretty hard to find something someone, somewhere, hasn’t already done. ;-)

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23 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I definitely know that! and just to clarify, I wasn’t fishing for a compliment… although I do appreciate it. ;)

Happy Tuesday, Maryea!

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24 Holly @ The Runny Egg October 11, 2011 at 6:52 am

Cute!

We do carve pumpkins every year — my MIL has the whole family over and we eat, drink and carve pumpkins. She has tons of tools and stencils to make some pretty interesting jack o lanterns. We look forward to it every year.

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25 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 7:48 am

I need to make some stencils… I always have grand visions of my pumpkins and while they are cute, they rarely live up… ;) always fun though! :D

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26 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List October 11, 2011 at 7:07 am

Kristina! Oh my word! i can make these with Henry and not get all the pumpkin goop everywhere. You’ve saved this anal, too clean mommy ALOT of heartache!!

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27 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 7:49 am

oh, YAY, I am SO happy for that! and you can make several of them, AND you can eat them… AND they are very easy to “carve” ! :D have fun! XO

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28 Cara October 11, 2011 at 7:19 am

So adorable I could just pass out!! I absolutely LOVE these! And they are easier to carve than a real pumpkin , even better :)

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29 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 7:50 am

yes, Cara! so much easier than a pumpkin, and you can eat it after! :D wins all around.

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30 Felicia (Natural + Balanced) October 11, 2011 at 7:29 am

what a cute idea!!

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31 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 7:50 am

thank you, Felicia!

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32 Bobbie {thevegancrew} October 11, 2011 at 7:31 am

Such genius! These are so stinkin’ cute, and I will definitely be trying my hand at making some before month’s end :)

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33 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 7:50 am

I hope you do, Bobbie! have fun and enjoy! :D

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34 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 11, 2011 at 7:32 am

So cute! This makes me want to carve a pumpkin this year, I haven’t done it in at least 5 years now.
I love cooking quinoa in juice. I usually use orange juice, gives it such a better flavor than water!

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35 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 7:52 am

orange juice sounds good too – I think I will be using juice a lot with quinoa, replacing my usual veggie broth.

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36 Stephanie October 11, 2011 at 7:37 am

This may very well be the cutest Halloween recipe I’ve seen. Now I know what I’m making for dinner on the 31st! Thanks so much for sharing!

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37 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 7:52 am

you are so welcome, Stephanie! enjoy, have a fun Halloween! :)

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38 Jess October 11, 2011 at 7:43 am

You are so darn creative!! Can you send some of that creativity my way?? I find I end up making the same stuff over and over again. This looks SO good and so FUN to eat. Plus I freakin’ LOVE quinoa!

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39 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 7:54 am

thank you, Jess!! :D you should definitely make these, they are really fun AND tasty. and trust me, girl, I have my creative times AND my dry spells;)

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40 Anna @ On Anna's Plate October 11, 2011 at 7:46 am

These are JUST too cute. Seriously.

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41 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 7:55 am

thank you, Anna! :D

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42 Nichole October 11, 2011 at 7:52 am

For real?! I can’t believe your skill. I want some cheesy/rice combo in my jackopepper, but you have shown me something new. Adorbs.

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43 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 7:55 am

yeah, some may want a little “more”, but we enjoyed them as is – the flavor is SO good and the beans give some OOMPH. ;)

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44 Jen Molica October 11, 2011 at 8:04 am

This presentation rocks. I love happy spooky food.

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45 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 2:57 pm

thank you, Jen! :D

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46 katie October 11, 2011 at 8:18 am

these are the coolest! haha! I love the pumpkin creativeness!!!

You my dear are rocking the recipes!

Happy Tuesday! xoxo

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47 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 2:57 pm

thanks, Katie – they are pretty fun! :D

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48 Jojo October 11, 2011 at 8:40 am

Those are so rad!

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49 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 2:56 pm

thanks, Jojo! :D

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50 Susan October 11, 2011 at 9:08 am

This is just about the cutest thing ever and I’m dying!

And it reminds me that I need to cook my quinoa in other mediums besides water.

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51 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 2:55 pm

oh, yes you should, Susan! even if it’s something like a stock or broth… the juice? SO good!

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52 Christine @ Merf In Progress October 11, 2011 at 9:15 am

You are so flipping adorable. These would be great for a dinner party.

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53 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 2:55 pm

hee, thank you Christine :)

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54 Allie October 11, 2011 at 9:45 am

Okay, your Halloween foods are all officially way too cute. I’m not carving a pumpkin this year, so I juuust might have to give these peppers a go. Or at least that quinoa, ’cause I love everything ginger.

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55 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Allie, if you like ginger, MAKE THIS quinoa! I will be doing this with much of my quinoa from now on… and you may as well put the quinoa in pepper jacks! ;)

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56 lindsay October 11, 2011 at 10:10 am

hehe, too cute! i love all your recipes with “character.” Such a spabettie trademark.

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57 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 2:47 pm

thank you, dear friend – so happy you appreciate them! :D XO

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58 Marisa Voorhees, The Food-Sensitive Foodie October 11, 2011 at 10:18 am

Ah! Spookily-fabu! Totally dig your kitchen style. I’ve got a whole pot of just cooked black beans begging for an inspired and fun use. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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59 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 2:46 pm

hello Marisa, and thank you! I hope you make these, they are fun and tasty! :)

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60 katie @KatieDid October 11, 2011 at 10:49 am

Sooo creative, I love it!!

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61 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 2:45 pm

thank you, my friend! :D

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62 Jeni Treehugger October 11, 2011 at 11:02 am

These are RAD!
I’ve been looking everywhere for orange peppers and can’t find any. If I was doing green food for MoFo there’d be orange peppers everywhere….I just know it.
:-)

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63 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 2:45 pm

oh, no Jeni! I don’t know what I’d do without orange (and yellow) – those are my favorites. I am not a fan of the green peppers, they’re different, you know?

I hope you find some soon! XO

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64 Jen@foodfamilyfitness October 11, 2011 at 11:34 am

So freaking cute! You could fill those peppers with anything looking that adorable and I would eat them :)

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65 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 2:43 pm

hee – thanks, Jen! and yes, they’d be fun with just about any filling… but THIS – MMM! :D

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66 Ashlae October 11, 2011 at 11:46 am

These are SO adorable. I cannot wait to try them for our halloween dinner party at the end of the month. Genius!

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67 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 2:42 pm

I hope you do, Ashlae! they are definitely hit!

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68 Lisa October 11, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Awesome! I love these! I haven’t carved a pumpkin in the last couple years…but I could definitely handle the pepper idea!

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69 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 2:41 pm

the peppers are SO much easier, and… you get to eat them after! :D

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70 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 11, 2011 at 1:05 pm

TOO CUTE!!

And your knife-carving skills are pretty stellar to carve out those faces!

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71 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 2:40 pm

thanks, Averie!! :) smaller surface, to be sure, but it’s really pretty easy to do…

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72 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) October 11, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Ahhh, these are SO cute!! What a neat idea, seriously – who ever would have thought to do that?! And I love that you cooked the quinoa in the ginger carrot juice, I’m sure it gave it great flavor!

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73 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 4:35 pm

you should try this, Liz – quinoa, rice, whatever – the flavor is amazing! :) (and thank you!) XO

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74 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 11, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Lady, these are crazy cute! Love them! We make a huge event out of carving pumpkins. We go to the farm, get them and then come back and carve the rest of the day! It’s one of my favorite things to do with the boys!

I braised carrots, onion and garlic in carrot juice this weekend and it was sooo good! What an amazing sauce it makes.

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75 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 9:20 pm

braising carrots in juice – oh, MY that sounds good – we were in sync this weekend! :) I want to come over to YOUR house for pumpkin day!! :D

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76 Pure2raw twins October 11, 2011 at 6:52 pm

girl these are too cute! you are so creative, not sure if I could ever do something like this, I would totally mess it up

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77 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 9:21 pm

thank you!! :) they’re fun… and you could totally do it – they’re much easier to carve. :D

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78 Kris @Krazy_Kris October 11, 2011 at 8:42 pm

just when I think you’ve done it all…

you come up with THIS!

LURVE LURVE LURVE!!!!

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79 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 9:24 pm

ha – thank you, dear. you are the sweetest in all that you do for me!

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80 Dorry October 11, 2011 at 9:07 pm

STOP IT! These look so amazing. I bet they’d be incredible with lentils, too – I’ve been on a lentil kick…

I’m making these when we have friends over for dinner – too freaking cute. And tasty. And you know I’ll add avocado to mine. :)

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81 spabettie October 11, 2011 at 9:25 pm

yep, lentils will be good, avocado OF COURSE will be good… :D take photos when you make them, I want to see!

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82 Suzan November 19, 2013 at 4:10 am

I just made this the other night for our Bunko group. They were completely surprised when I told them how good it was for you. Not to mention how delicious it was!! :D The one question I have for you is: In your photos, yours looks thick like cookie dough, while mine was not thick at all, but more like a salad dressing. The taste was out of this world, but did I leave something out or miss a step to make mine more thin in consistancy? Either way, I’ll be making it again, just wanted to know.:) Thanks..

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83 Kristina Sloggett November 19, 2013 at 8:30 am

hi Suzan! so happy you made these and enjoyed them. just so I am understanding, your quinoa cooked in the juice never set up? cooking in liquid for 20 minutes, the quinoa should have absorbed all of the liquid, did it not? I honestly am not sure why yours would have the consistency of a salad dressing – I cook quinoa all the time and this has never happened. If you make it again, cook the quinoa until it has absorbed all of the liquid (just using 1 cup liquid to 1/2 cup quinoa). hope that helps?

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84 Fit Chick in the City October 12, 2011 at 12:13 am

These are the cutest thing ever. I usually shy away from stuffed pepper recipes, but this one looks so easy!

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85 spabettie October 12, 2011 at 5:58 am

thank you, Jess! and yes, you should try them – they’re really too easy… :D

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86 Fit Chick in the City November 1, 2011 at 6:27 pm

btw, I tried them and loved them!

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87 Miriam @ Sometimes I Veg October 12, 2011 at 3:14 am

These are just so cute and creative. I love them. I’m going to have to start making these for halloween.

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88 spabettie October 12, 2011 at 5:57 am

thanks, Miriam! :) they are really fun, right? I love Halloween…

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89 Angela @ Vegangela.com October 12, 2011 at 5:58 am

Oh you’re too cute! I love the idea of using an orange pepper as a little mini pumpkin… I’m thinking of all kinds of possibilities… you rock!

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90 spabettie October 12, 2011 at 6:00 am

heee – thanks, Angela! aren’t they fun? the best part – you get to eat them! no messy pumpkin to deal with later (although we will do those too…) ;)

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91 Anna October 12, 2011 at 1:53 pm

That has to be one of the cutest and most genius things I have ever seen. Well done. :)

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92 spabettie October 12, 2011 at 5:58 pm

thank you, Anna! :D I love Halloween… I do these every year!

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93 Sara@RunningInPinkProject October 13, 2011 at 3:46 am

Umm I need to carve a pepper ASAP. So cute!

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94 spabettie October 14, 2011 at 7:53 am

right?? so much easier than a pumpkin… ;)

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95 Nicole M. October 13, 2011 at 10:11 am

These are great! I bet they would work nicely as a stuffed pepper, too, for the meat-eaters out there!

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96 spabettie October 14, 2011 at 7:48 am

most definitely – these could be stuffed with anything, really. :)

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97 Megan October 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm

That’s too cute. I’m saving this for Halloween, it’ll be a great craft for little kids (maybe if I see my little cousins, I can actually get them to eat some veggies!)

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98 spabettie October 14, 2011 at 7:43 am

ha – I know the kids will love these… as far as actually eating them, you’ll have to let me know! :D

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99 Lizzy M. October 13, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Last fall I made vegan savory stuffed apples but I think your peppers scream fall alot more! They look great!

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100 Kath (My Funny Little Life) October 14, 2011 at 9:16 am

I love them. These are the cutest stuffed peppers I’ve ever encountered.

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101 spabettie October 14, 2011 at 10:26 am

thanks, Kath! :D they’re pretty fun, I love Halloween!

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102 Karen Harris October 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm

So darned cute, and delicious is just a bonus!

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103 spabettie October 17, 2011 at 10:21 am

thanks, Karen! yes, they’re a MUCH easier alternative to carving a pumpkin… and you can eat them too! ;)

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104 Emilia @ Namaste Gurl October 14, 2011 at 10:55 pm

I’m always in for a sure surprise when I visit your blog– and this post is no exception :) These look amazing and so festive for the upcoming halloween holiday! Sadly, I don’t get too spirited when it comes to Halloween, but you’ve certainly inspired me to do so :)

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105 spabettie October 17, 2011 at 10:18 am

aww, thank you so much, Emilia! that just made me smile big – you are so sweet! :) perhaps you will carve some peppers this year?

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106 heather October 16, 2011 at 3:38 pm

beautiful peppers, beautiful post!

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107 spabettie October 17, 2011 at 10:10 am

thank you, Heather – these were pretty fun to make!

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108 celyn October 16, 2011 at 3:47 pm

So adorable!

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109 spabettie October 17, 2011 at 10:09 am

thank you, Celyn! by the way, have I told you I love your blog name!?? :D

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110 celyn October 17, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Thank you! My blog is vegan giveaways for the Vegan Month of Food, so come have a look if you like. :)

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111 spabettie October 18, 2011 at 7:13 am

oh my gosh Oh My Gosh OH MY GOSH, I’m looking at today’s post, is that top photo a dachshund?? or a dachshund mix? sure looks like one ;) anyway, I have moved your blog in my reader to my favorites folder, so I don’t miss any more posts (I’ve been SO behind in reading, especially with all the new vegan mofo additions!). I’m not entering today’s giveaway – I have one of these already!! (purchased at Vida Vegan!) :D

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112 hihorosie October 17, 2011 at 10:31 pm

ha ha! You’re so creative! There’s some Halloween spirit!

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113 spabettie October 18, 2011 at 7:03 am

aren’t they fun!? :D

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114 bitt October 19, 2011 at 7:05 pm

so adorable!

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115 spabettie October 20, 2011 at 8:49 am

thank you!! :D

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116 Jenn @ Peas and Crayons October 20, 2011 at 1:28 pm

just told one of my bffs to make these! =) hollerrr!

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117 spabettie October 21, 2011 at 5:33 pm

YAY! I hope they do – they’re fun!

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118 Jenna October 20, 2011 at 5:10 pm

we made these for dinner tonight!! the kids all loved them and we did too, wonderful flavors from the juice in the quinoa, you are so crafty!!

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119 spabettie October 21, 2011 at 5:28 pm

thank you, Jenna! glad you enjoyed!

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120 Janessa October 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm

So great! Love these!

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121 spabettie October 24, 2011 at 2:34 pm

thanks, girl!

oh HEY! remember you had a dream about me Vida Vegan weekend (I was a scuba diver!?) I had a dream about YOU last night!! we were mushroom hunting. but they turned into pumpkins, the way only dreams can. ;)

we should get a group together for dinner sometime when Departure rolls out the new vegan menu!! XO

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122 Janessa October 26, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Pumpkin mushrooms, adorable!

Yes, vegan Departure dinner field trip soon! Absolutely!

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123 Niki M. October 24, 2011 at 5:56 pm

This is seriously adorable! When I first saw it, I didn’t think they were real! So cute

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124 spabettie October 24, 2011 at 10:07 pm

thank you!! :) I know, you are not the first person to say that! I guess some of them DO look like they could be ceramic or something!

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125 Callie @ Callieflower Kitchen October 24, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Wow, these are so adorable! I actually hate peppers, but there are so cute I would totally make them for other people :)

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126 spabettie October 24, 2011 at 10:00 pm

exactly! and you can eat the stuffing. it’s still easier than a pumpkin! ;)

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127 Vu Huynh October 26, 2011 at 8:57 am

Can you enable highlighting on your website? I would like to copy/paste the recipe for my mother without having to retype it. Thanks!

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128 spabettie October 26, 2011 at 9:24 am

I just emailed it to you! :D

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129 SaraJane October 27, 2011 at 7:50 am

These might be the cutest things I’ve ever seen. Love it!

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130 spabettie October 27, 2011 at 10:55 am

thank you, SaraJane! they’re currently third place in the Yummly contest, I would LOVE your vote if you haven’t already? :)

http://www.yummly.com/blog/2011/10/contest-finalist-stuffed-pepper-jack-o-lanterns/

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131 Ashia Mann October 28, 2011 at 11:40 am

really? its that easy?! I have the ingredients and im ready to assemble but im afraid that in the oven they wont stay so bright orange and perky. the ones you photographed have been baked already…?
Thanks for the adorable recipe, either way ;)

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132 spabettie October 28, 2011 at 11:49 am

they will, or they should! some of these photos, YES – they’re already baked – the ones on the spinach, for sure – can you see how they’re kindof “softer” looking? :D they definitely “wilt” a bit, but the color always stays nice! you are so welcome, enjoy!!

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133 Alexis @ persia lou October 28, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Thanks for sharing this! They are adorable and sounds delicious. I have never thought about cooking quinoa in juice. What a great idea! Time to pull out the juicer!

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134 spabettie October 29, 2011 at 12:48 am

hi Alexis! after doing this, I don’t know if I’ll cook quinoa any other way!! it was SO flavorful with the juice – oh my! hope you try it – enjoy!

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135 Joanne October 30, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Love it, love it , love it~!!! You can stuff anything in those pumpkins!

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136 spabettie November 1, 2011 at 9:37 am

thank you, Joanne!! :) they are pretty fun…

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137 Hayley November 8, 2011 at 7:03 pm

cooking quinoa in juice is such a good idea – THANK YOU!!

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138 spabettie November 9, 2011 at 9:57 am

thank YOU! I love it, especially carrot but I have used apple and other fruit juices too! cooking with water? never! gives such great flavors, I’m glad you like it!

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139 Andie November 15, 2011 at 8:55 pm

found these from yummly, congratulations on the recipe win!! they are too cute and the recipe sounds amazing too – bookmarked and will enjoy these! (a turkey carving, perhaps? or holiday designs!)

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140 spabettie November 16, 2011 at 10:28 am

thank you, Andie!! I was really excited to have made the top ten!! *little old me?? :D if you carve turkeys in these (or anything else) I MUST SEE!! :D

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141 Jessie November 18, 2011 at 3:36 pm

so cool! congratulation on winning!

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142 Julie H November 18, 2011 at 4:29 pm

this quinoa filling is amazing! thanks for a great recipe, the jacks are very cute.

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143 spabettie November 20, 2011 at 10:03 am

thank YOU, Julie! this is my favorite way to cook quinoa now!

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144 Jenna December 21, 2011 at 7:05 am

these are SO cute, and sound great!

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145 Sig January 31, 2012 at 3:45 am

SO cute!! cooking quinoa in juice sounds so good too – what a great idea!

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146 Georgia February 5, 2012 at 3:30 am

lovely – I am new to your blog and love the recipes. besos, Georgia P.

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147 spabettie February 6, 2012 at 3:26 pm

thank you, Georgia!

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148 Garo February 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

adorable! the filling sounds good too.

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149 spabettie February 23, 2012 at 9:53 am

hello Garo!! thank you – these are always fun to make :)

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150 Grandma Wrinkles April 19, 2012 at 4:43 am

too cute!

DMW

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151 Baker Bettie October 11, 2012 at 10:08 am

These are adorable! Love, love, love.

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152 spabettie October 11, 2012 at 6:38 pm

thank you!!

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153 Deborah October 28, 2012 at 9:21 am

I was searching for something vegan and gluten free for a Halloween potluck, and found these on the xgfx site. O wow they are so perfect! My one small issue is I don’t like ginger… :) So would you recommend using straight carrot juice, or some other combo? Whatever the broth I know they will be a huge hit. :) Thanks for the fantastic idea!

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154 spabettie October 28, 2012 at 9:27 am

hi Deborah! yes, just leave out the ginger and use straight carrot juice – or really you can get creative and come up with any flavors you like! carrot is sort of sweet, gives a great flavor. orange is also good, I’ve cooked quinoa in coconut milk (so creamy!), all kinds of liquids! enjoy!

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155 Annie October 22, 2014 at 10:35 am

Thanks for sharing at the Potluck, Kristina! Sooo cute!

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156 Kristina Sloggett October 22, 2014 at 7:44 pm

thank YOU, Annie – and CONGRATS! (I couldn’t leave a comment on the post…). we are on our honeymoon right now – sending you sweet wedding wishes! :)

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157 Poppy October 22, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Wow these are adorable and so fun!

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158 Deborah Davis October 22, 2014 at 8:05 pm

Hi Kristina,
I just hopped by from Virtual Vegan Linky to see your carrot-ginger quinoa pepper jacks. These are the cutest little treats for Halloween season. I can’t wait to make these for friends and family. How creative.

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159 RG @ Astig Vegan October 24, 2014 at 9:22 pm

This is so cute! I’m sure my nephews would love these!

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