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Wild Rice Stuffed Peppers

(Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)
(Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

Stuffing peppers with nutrients: Protein-rich wild rice in peppers makes a powerful, tasty and colorful everyday meal

Shake up your routine this school year with a healthy and delicious weeknight meal the whole family will enjoy.

All too often, a family’s busy routine doesn’t allow for much time to create a meal the kids will enjoy, especially if the meal involves a vegetable. I’ve created an affordable recipe of fresh green peppers stuffed with a wild rice mixture that’s topped with marinara sauce. It is a colorful dish that’s also a real time saver in the kitchen.

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Chicken recipe is light but full of flavor

(Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)
(Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

My mother’s southern Italian cooking is rustic and fiery, with recipes often calling for sweet tomatoes and hot peppers, the perfect ingredients for an authentic sauce.

Since one of my mom’s favorite dishes is baked Chicken Parmesan in a marinara sauce, I decided to wow her for Mother’s Day with a modern take on this nostalgic dish that is light and healthful.

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San Diego Pretzel Company

(Courtesy photo)
(Courtesy photo)

The San Diego Pretzel Co. dates back to 1995, when the owner and former executive chef, Harris Golden, opened up a small pretzel bakery in Ocean Beach. Golden was born and raised in New York, then moved to Arizona when he became the executive chef for Elizabeth Arden’s Maine Chance resort for eighteen years. Being a “Zonie,” his family would escape the Arizona heat and vacation in beautiful San Diego. After numerous summers of vacationing, Golden decided his vacation city of San Diego, would be the perfect place to live in and start a business.

The popular trend of today is eating foods that are made from 100% all natural ingredients, free of preservatives, and non-GMOs. San Diego Pretzel Company adheres to these standards, hand rolling each pretzel using all natural, quality ingredients. Quality, authenticity, and freshness are top priorities.

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Visit Bencotto in Little Italy

Located in the new “Q” building in the heart of Little Italy, a young generation of Italians, motivated from their experiences from the restaurant business in Milan, Modena, New York, and San Diego, succeeded in creating a modish, relaxed, and appealing kitchen-restaurant. “Bencotto” means and refers to a meal “done well,” or perfectly cooked, and that is exactly what you’ll get. Read more in the Food Lovers’ Guide to San Diego and San Diego Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes From America’s Finest City.

Visit Bencotto in Little Italy
Fiori Di Zucca Ripieni: Lightly fried zucchini blossoms stuffed with ricotta and smoked mozzarella cheese (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)
Visit Bencotto in Little Italy
Pasta E Fagioli Alla Toscana: Tuscan Bean Soup and Homemade Pasta (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)
Paccheri (Large Tube Pasta) with Salsiccia (Sausage in Spicy Tomato Sauce) with a side of meatballs (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)
Paccheri (Large Tube Pasta) with Salsiccia (Sausage in Spicy Tomato Sauce) with a side of meatballs (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)
Tiramisu (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)
Tiramisu (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

Bencotto Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato