September 9, 2012

You could try this with a variety of filling combinations – goat cheese with pine nuts, kale instead of spinach, wild rice or quinoa… the possibilities are endless – go crazy! Crazy with poblanos!


– 2 Poblano Peppers
– 1 cup Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
– 2-3 cups fresh Spinach, stems removed, leaves ripped small
– 1 1/2 Tbsp Golden Raisins
– 2 Tbsp Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
– Extra Virgin Olive Oil
– 1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika
– Salt & Pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet with aluminum foil and place poblanos on the sheet. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and rub all sides to coat. Sprinkle with salt. Roast in the oven about 15 minutes, or until skin blisters (make sure to turn the peppers so all sides get blistered). Remove from oven and set aside to cool. In a bowl, mix cheese, spinach, pumpkin seeds, golden raisins, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Once peppers are cool enough to handle, pinch the blistered skin and remove carefully. With a knife, make a length-wise incision and gently scoop out seeds and membranes. Using a spoon and your hands, carefully stuff the peppers with the spinach & cheese mixture. Bake in a 350 oven until cheese is melted and bubbly. Cool slightly and serve.

I discovered a brick city skyline in Long Island City on my way to a site visit with a client yesterday afternoon.

Is everyone else excited for Fall? There are so many awesome things happening in the next few months that I’m ok with saying goodbye to beach days and tank tops. One of my best friends Emma is getting hitched to my dear friend Andy (whom I set her up with!) in two weeks. I will cry a million sappy tears.

I will have more details soon, but I’m collaborating with my friend Kate Lebo of Pie Stand (check out her Tumblr) and The Drink on an event called Gala Gala Hey! which is a day-long celebration of apples on October 7th in Williamsburg. We’re super excited about it! I will post the run-down some time in the next week, but there will be pie (and a pie-making demo), country music, bobbing for apples and more.

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