Mediterranean Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Tonight’s dinner was absolutely amazing! Its a Weight Watchers recipe so I won’t give out the step by step instructions for fear of breaking copyright laws, but it involves:

  1. Bell peppers
  2. Quinoa
  3. Canned fire roasted tomatoes
  4. Kalamata Olives
  5. Chickpeas
  6. Pesto
  7. Feta Cheese

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I like to think of myself as pretty creative, but I probably would have never put these flavors together on my own. It rocked my world!

I served the peppers with Green Beans with Carmelized Shallots. My favorite way of doing green beans! Steam them and then saute with a little olive oil and shallots. Mmmm 🙂

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Try cooking up this combo of ingredients and see what you come up with!

On another note: I’ve been quite depressed lately. The verdict from the Orthopedic Specialist about my knee was that I have arthritis. He basically told me to take Naproxen twice a day and come back in 8 weeks for injections if I want to.

I haven’t been able to run much at all and I’m in pain every day. Doing the elliptical has been the only semi-bearable source of exercise for me.

I’m not satisfied with what I was told by the doctor and I plan on being aggressive to get more testing done. I don’t think this SEVERE and ACUTE pain is arthritis. I think its something more, although the arthritis may be an underlying condition. I’ll keep you guys updated.

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5 responses to “Mediterranean Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

  1. Nadine

    that recipe looks YUMM-Y! And I think you’re smart to go for another opinion — your pain came on swiftly after a race, didn’t it? That doesn’t sound like arthritis to me! Do you have a foam roller? It seem sto be the runners answer to everything!

  2. Marion Crutchfield

    I wish this problem had not happened to you, not as severe at your young age. I do recommend you do lots of exercises to strengthen your leg musces while trying to recoup. During rehab from arthroscopy I learned a great number of exercises for every muscle in my legs and I continued to use them after arthoscopy. They really help take the pressure off the knee. Turn to the weight gear or pilates to work those leg muscles out. Spinning is a great workout when you can’t run.

  3. Archie

    Let me start by saying that I am sorry about your knee. I def think you need to get ‎a second opinion. I am no doctor but I think that if you strengthen your leg ‎muscles if should help to decrease the pain. I have been checking your blog ‎several times a day to hear about your trip and what happened with you eating ‎meat. ‎

    You have been a great inspiration to me and my wife for the past few months. I ‎found your blog by trying to see what the Mercedes Marathon medal looked like ‎and have been hooked. Since then we have create 101 in 1001 lists and started ‎training for the Mercedes Half Marathon. I know you are down about your knee, ‎but you should not be depressed because you have been a HUGE inspiration to ‎my wife and I.‎

    Thanks for keeping us going.‎

    P.S. The elliptical machine is not that bad. ‎

  4. I just discovered quinoa last summer. Wow – it’s delicious! That recipe looks great!

    It’s my first time visiting! Good luck with your knee!

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