We had just gotten back from our favorite butcher shop, and the day before we had picked up some fresh produce from the market. My fridge was stocked with lots of yummy ingredients, and I was getting ready to make dinner. I hadn't yet done my rough meal planning for the week, and I wasn't sure what I wanted to eat...
You see, I was hesitating between stuffed cabbage rolls and stuffed bell peppers. And I really couldn't decide. Both meals are complete, in that there is a protein and a complex carbohydrate involved. Both meals are warm and satisfying, and therefore comforting. Both meals are easy to make and don't have much clean up. All in all, they were tied for the win.
Sometimes I start cooking with some wild idea in mind, and it ends up nothing like I imagined. And while it's always edible, there are times when it's just not very good.
This time, my friends, was neither of those. The spicy flavors of stuffed bell peppers married perfectly with the more subdued flavors of the cabbage rolls, with the tomato sauce topping it all off as the proverbial cherry on top. The hubster even declared that this was "good stuff". If you'd like a bigger meal, try serving this with "riced" cauliflower - or even regular white rice if you can tolerate the stuff.