When Angie over at Fiesta Friday challenged other food bloggers to create a healthy dish this month, I was all set. See I’ve been making so many marvelous healthy dishes with cauliflower this month (I just can’t seem to get enough of it – maybe I’m lacking some trace mineral it has) that I thought I could just slide a recipe right by her.
When I mentioned I wanted to make Stuffed Peppers for dinner, my 89-year-old Stepmom reached into the cupboard and pulled out one of her many books of collected recipes; Pat had for or five of these books, recipes spanning generations, from friends, family, magazines and books and what a treasure they were. She settled on a small handwritten card. Pat is half Czech but as I read the card, I also recognized some of these familiar flavors from the German side of my family. I immediately dubbed these “Old World” Stuffed Peppers.
I tried to make fried rice many times over the years; the first time I was in my early 20’s. When I think back on that now, I just about shudder! It was pretty horrible and since I love Fried Rice, I’d try now and then with a bit of improvement. Back then we didn’t have the internet and only a couple of TV shows, and you’d better be up early on Saturday morning to see them on PBS! And we didn’t have the Asian Grandmother, Patricia Tanumihardja. And I didn’t have this Fried Rice Recipe!