I've pretty much been obsessed with Pacifica's hair care products since they've been released. I bought this product about 2 weeks ago and couldn't wait to review it for you guys! I think I've used it enough times to write an honest review on it.
What it is: Hairvana is a leave in detangling conditioner. Harnessing the power of coconut, agave, and rice protein, this conditioner is a little miracle worker in a pretty pink tube. Obviously, it detangles. But it also helps to calm flyaways and make hair smoother and shinier. It makes your hair more flexible, balanced, and strong. Lastly, it helps your hair to repel dirt and oil in between washes.
How to apply it: You can use it on clean dry or wet hair. You only need a little bit, like a nickel sized amount. Even for my mountains of hair, that's all I use and it's plenty. Be careful when you use it because it comes out fast! I used too much the first time because I didn't know that! I've only used it on wet hair, and it absorbs nicely and doesn't leave any residue or build up. I can't speak to how it works on clean hair. You can use it daily if you wash your hair daily.
Texture and smell: It's a white cream. It's a little on the runny side. I think it's got a good texture for a leave in conditioner but personally, I don't want anything heavy left on my hair. It smells very beachy; think coconuts and ocean breezes. It smells a lot like their Coconut Power shampoo and conditioner.
My thoughts: I really like this product. I feel it does a decent job at detangling my hair. My hair since using the Pacifica hair care line has greatly improved overall. It's just healthier, shinier, and smoother. This product in conjunction with the others are all thanks to that. As far as repelling dirt and oil, the second day my hair still looks great. I don't think that I would say this is like a miracle in those regards, but I do notice a difference using it than when not using it.
This, along with the rest of their line, is a definite thumbs up that I highly recommend you try. Pacifica offers high quality vegan and cruelty free products for a reasonable price. This tube was only $14.99 and with how little you need, it will last awhile and you'll definitely get your money's worth. As for right now, the only place I know you can get it is Ulta, both online and in store. And I mentioned before that Ulta always has coupons so you can get an even better price on them!
As you guys know by now, I'm always on the lookout for new and cute stuff. I stumbled across Meaningful Paws while checking out one of my favorite vegan ladies, Sunny from Vegan Beauty Review. She was rocking this super cute bunny thermal and leggings and I knew I had to check out Meaningful Paws!
Meaning Paws was created by Soo Yeon Jang. She chose Paws as a way to apply it to all animals, because all animals are important. She wanted to create chic and fun apparel to spread her message in a fun loving way. Most of the items she makes are made with entirely eco friendly materials. Also, a portion of every sale goes to helping animals in need. There's several organization and sanctuaries they work with. All of these are reasons you can look good and feel good about the message you're spreading when you wear her designs!
I wanted pretty much everything, which was not feasible. So, for now I purchased two items. Here's the first one:
This was actually a sale item but it basically had my name written all over it. It's a cat, and clearly I'm the crazy cat lady. The cats wearing glasses, which I wear. It says nerdy vegan, which is pretty much my life. And it's super cute! I love the 3/4 sleeve raglan design. The black and white will literally match everything. I could definitely dress this shirt up or down (considering its me, it will 90% of the time be down), since it's so versatile. I got a small, which is true to size. It fits me fine. I am 5'0 110 lbs for size reference. Small is my regular size, but I tend to go bigger because I later a lot so I wish I had gotten a medium for that reason only. It's soft and it's got a bit of stretch to it. Super comfy! To my knowledge, they're sold out of these because I don't see them on the site anymore. This was only $18 and worth every penny.
I also got this thermal..
This thermal was the reason I checked out Meaningful Paws in the first place because I loved it so much! Ending animal testing is something that's been near and dear to my heart long before I went vegan. Even as a vegetarian, I always was against it. My senior year of high school I did my research paper on why animal testing is cruel and unnecessary and made fellow classmates cry with my PowerPoint presentation. So I really love this. The cute little bunny design was illustrated by Kimma Parish. This thermal is so soft and cozy. The sleeves are long, and I love that. Again, I got a small in this too. I was surprised to see this top is made from recycled plastic bottles and an organic cotton blend! Pretty cool right?! This was $35, and also totally worth it. I can't wait to wash it and wear it, hopefully tomorrow!
Give them a follow on Instagram and check out their online catalog!
Pocketbooks, wallets, clutches.. these items are necessities. A lot of times, you find a nice quality wallet, you love it, and you read the tag to discover it's leather. Bummer. Do you want to carry your necessities in something made from skin? Probably not. These two companies I'm about to tell you about today allows you to find quality products with great designs without any animal skins involved. First up, I want to talk about Lavishy.
I discovered Lavishy on The Herbivore Clothing's website one day while browsing. I saw this beautiful vegan leather fox wallet and I just loved it. I was fortunate enough that my best friend actually surprised me with it as a present!
The first thing that stood out to me when I got it was the stitching. It's beautiful and intricate and so detailed. The quality of the vegan leather is really great. You wouldn't know it was non-leather. It's very durable. I fit most of my cards in it no problem because there are a lot of slots. There's even a window slot for your ID. There's a spot to securely carry cash and a little zipper compartment for coins. All of your items stay secured with the wallet's snap closure. This wallet retails for $28.
Once I got my wallet and saw how beautiful it was, I immediately went to Lavishly's website to check out their other products. I was pretty amazed. They have SO many options. Not just different sized wallets, but handbags, clutches, handbags, tote bags, passport holders, makeup bags, jewelry, and more! They have other embroidery patterns, with other animals, floral designs, skulls, and much more. They have appliqué, and printed designs as well. There are so many different styles you can find something for everyone. They have unisex options as well.
Lavishy is a Toronto based company that was founded in 2001. They focus on making fashion fun, affordable, and eco friendly. They take inspiration from all around the globe, and from their love of animals and nature, which really shows in their creative designs. They only use vegan leather, which is biodegradable after 10 years. Better for the earth, for the animals, and for you! They also have one store front if you're ever fortunate enough to be in the Toronto area! Check out their website and have fun exploring all the beautiful options they have to offer!
Lastly, let's talk about Bungalow 360!
While I'm 27, I am still very much a kid at heart. I love cute things, and the patters from Bungalow 360 fit right in that category! They offer adorable animal designs, like my cute cow clutch you see above! This is another company I found on The Herbivore Clothing's website. Thank goodness for them, they offer so many small brand I might not find otherwise!
This snazzy little clutch has a cute polka dot design on the inside as well as a divider. It's zip closure allows you to carry your basics with comfort knowing nothing will fall out. You can be hand free thanks to the strap as well. You can wrap it around your wrist and keep shopping! This is perfect for holding my cards, cash, lip balm, and mini lotion. I never feel like carrying a big bag when I'm running stand and this is perfect for that! This was $10.
Bungalow 360 offers canvas clutches, wallets, tote bags, handbags, gym bags, and also vegan leather products as well. They are a small CA based company. They use a sweatshop free company in China for their products, which you can read their reasoning for doing so in their FAQ section.
For some reason, I can't get on their actual website from my phone (I have an iPhone 6.) But, you can make purchases from them from Amazon as well! So, if you're on a computer check out their website but you can always go on Amazon on Herbivore Clothing's website to check out their products as well.
Please, follow both of these companies on Instagram and always remember to shop small when you can!
Every time I go to the food store I always keep my eye out for new snacks. I saw these Cruncha-mame snacks and decided to check them out. They're freeze dried edamame in this handy 90 calories snack pack ready to take along with you!
As you can see the ingredients are minimal. The fact that they're freeze dried keeps all the flavor and nutrients in the edamame. Each pack contains 8 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber. These snack packs really pack a punch of nutrition! I love the texture that freeze drying gives the edamame. It's got a great crunch so it satisfies that need for a crunch you get when you have a salad or a sandwich, for example.
Each pack comes with up to 30 pods of edamame inside, but I wish there was more. They're surprisingly filling considering the amount, but that fiber and protein really helps in that area.
Let's talk about the flavor: they're amazing! I bought two of the four flavors because that's all they had. The lightly seasoned, which is just sea salt. Combining the sea salt with the crunch of these will cut that craving you may have for something less healthy, like potato chips.
This flavor, the sea salt and black pepper is AMAZING! If you've ever had the Cracked Pepper and Olive Oil Triscuits, they have a similar flavor to that. They're salty and spicy, and the garlic powder combined with those flavors are just perfect!
Each pack is $1.79, which is totally affordable. I will for sure be purchasing more of these. Since I bought them I've brought one for lunch a day, and it compliments my meal perfectly!
ThatIt seems that vegans get a bad rap for being pushy, judgmental, preachy, and condescending. I never want to be looked at like that, but also I will always speak my mind as to how I feel and my beliefs. In the defense of vegans everywhere, I think what non-vegans might not understand is that the reason we're vegans, our beliefs behind why we do it, is very passionate and important to us. Think about something that you whole heartedly believe in. Something that's so important to you that defines you. And then, think of how you feel when someone makes negative remarks about that thing, especially people who aren't truly informed about it. How would that make you feel? Pretty awful right? Angry? Hurt? Disheartened? Not valued?
When people trample on veganism, something so important to us, it hurts. A lot. Not only does it hurt us, it's hurts the animals, because it feels like your choosing your taste buds over their lives, and that goes against every single thing we believe in. We made that change, we know it's possible for others to make that change too. A lot of vegans simply try to point out facts, but people don't want to hear it, and it gets looked at like we're preaching, but really, we're just teaching.
Knowledge is power. We hope that sharing the knowledge that we know, that helped us decide to go vegan, will help inspire change in others. We want that change for the animals. That's why I created this blog, like so many others have also done. To inform others about the vegan and cruelty free lifestyle, and to show how accessible and gratifying it is. I know that no amount of bullying can make anyone change, but knowledge can.
This post is my opinion only. I can't speak for all vegans. Some choose vegan for health, others for animals, for the environment, and a lot of times it's a combination of reasons. Me personally? It's a combination, but 90% of it is for the animals. I want everyone to be vegan, and that's the truth, unrealistic or not. I want all animals to be able to live their lives without fear, sadness, and pain. I never want to see another animal caged, suffering and being tortured, only to die a painful death. I never want to hear of another animal losing its life for us to eat, to wear, for our products, or for our entertainment. We are all animals. Our lives are not more important than any other animals. A cats life is not more valuable than a pigs. We are all equal. All lives matter. That's a core value of veganism.
Because of that, what people have to understand is that it's hard for us to sit back and listen to how you could never give up burgers, cheese, ice cream, etc.. because we know the suffering behind those things you can't give up. I see a lot of comments from non-vegans like "Oh if you're so happy being a vegan why do you have fake meats and cheese ?!" Honestly, a lot of vegans don't just stop eating foods like cheese because they hate it. Cheese is delicious, I can admit that. We stopped eating it because the dairy industry is so cruel. In today's world, vegetarianism and veganism is becoming so much more prevalent in our society that it's literally easier than ever to go meat and dairy free. Every other day I see a new vegan food item. And companies are constantly inventing more substitutions because the world as a whole is shifting, slowly but surely.
Adding to that, a vegan diet is better for your health. Going vegan has allowed me to eat better than I ever have. Eating real food makes my body flourish. I'm getting my vitamins and minerals from food, although if I do feel I'm lacking I have vitamins I can take, but it's not necessary to take them daily. I've learned so much about food, and I continue to have fun experimenting with different recipes I probably never would've tried, even as a vegetarian. And before you ask:
"But where do you get your protein?"
"What about B12?"
"Vegans are always mad because they're hungry!"
1) I get more protein and B12 in my diet than my meat eating husband does.
2) And I eat 5x a day, trust me, I'm not hungry.
People spend a lot of time worrying about the vegan diet when they should be worrying about their cholesterol levels, and what's worse, worrying about whether the meat they're eating is causing them cancer. Since it's been proven that processed meat causes cancer, that should be a concern to anyone eating it. If my iron gets low, I can make up for that in my diet. If you get cancer from yours, no diet is gonna fix that.
Lastly, the air we breathe, the water we drink, the crops we eat.. all things are made possible by the one and only Mother Earth. The world has given us everything we need to sustain and flourish, and what do we do? We destroy it. Our environment faces so much jeopardy because of what we put it through. Keeping livestock is not just awful for the animals, it's awful for the environment. Instead of me spouting out facts, here's a great illustration that explains it without fancy words:
Read that and see for yourself. That illustration puts it better than I ever could.
So please, the next time you're tempted to be mad at a vegan for doing what we do, I hope what I said here today will pop up in your head. Remember we're fighting a much bigger battle. Being the minority, and fighting for animals, your health, and the environment, we have the odds stacked against us. Our intentions are good, even if they don't always come across that way! Even if you don't agree with our beliefs and we don't agree with yours, thank you for taking the time to read this, and thank you in advance for your understanding!
Today I'll be reviewing the Lemon Sugar Scrub by Otavea that I received in this month's LaMini Box. I love sugar scrubs so I was excited to check it out. Otavea is a brand I've never heard of, and I love discovering new brands! That's one of the reasons I love beauty boxes so much!
Otavea is a brand that specializes in all natural and organic sugar scrubs. They are vegan, so none of their scrubs contain any animal biproducts. They're cruelty free, and all of their products have been tested on themselves and their family and friends to verify it's safe and suitable for all skin types. They're a small company that hand crafts their scrubs, so you can feel the passion and quality behind their products!
The scrub I received in my box was Lemon. I'm not the biggest fan of lemon, so I was hesitant about the scent. Honestly, the scent was really pleasant and fresh. This scrub contains real dried lemon peel and lemon essential oil. It's real lemon, not artificial scented. The scrub is packed with fine sugar crystals, but they're not rough on your skin. There's also a great mix of oils in with it, and I was really surprised to see how moisturizing this scrub was.
As you can see from the picture above, you can actually see the dried lemon peel in the scrub. You can see the oils sitting on top of the scrub. I made sure to mix my scrub up a bit with my finger before using it. Oil naturally separates so I wanted to make sure it was mixed thoroughly before using it. You can also see the fine sugar crystals I was telling you about in the paragraph above. The texture is really awesome.
I loved that the scrub didn't leave my skin feeling oily, just hydrated. It rinsed away easily. I was really pleasantly surprised by this scrub. This was definitely a hit for me. It says that they formulate their scrubs so that you don't need lotion afterwards, and I can agree with that. I didn't even feel like lotion was necessary after I used it, and my skin felt soft until the next day when I got in the shower. This lemon scrub in particular helps to fight bacteria and clean out pores, thanks to the antioxidants in the lemon essential oils. Also, the dried lemon peel aid in collagen production to help reduce scarring. Plus, lemon is known for brightening skin as well. So, with continued use, this could aid in skin issues. I love multitasking products, so a scrub that not only removes dead skin but also aids in helping skin problems is right up my alley!
Otavea offers different scents in different sizes, so you can try them for a decent prize before you commit to the full size. Each scrub handles different skin issues, so you can choose which is best for you. They even have a scrub for men, which I think is great. Everyone's skin needs some TLC, not just women's, so it's great they market a product towards men as well. They full size of each scrub is 8 oz which is $16. They also offer a 4 oz, which is $10, and a 2 oz sample size which is $6. The 2 oz is supposed to last for one full body scrub. I believe the size we got in our box is 2 oz, and I still have some left in mine. I only did my arms, legs, and feet though the first time but I did do almost my whole
body the second time and I still have some left that I could probably do my legs again. They also offer free shipping on orders of $25+! Check them out on Instagram, check out the different scrubs they offer, and give one a try! I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!
As a woman, I love clothes. As a vegan, I love animals. When I can combine my love for clothes and animals together, I am there. I'm always keeping an eye out for vegan and animal loving brands, and I found one about two weeks ago that I just fell in love with instantly: Alba Paris Art.
Above is some of her feed from her Instagram. Based off her feed, you can see the really cute and positive designs she offers. The artist behind this brand and behind these designs is Alba Paris, a fellow vegan and animal lover. She's an artist with a real passion for what she does and who she does it for. That's why 10% of her profits go to different animal sanctuaries and non-profit vegan and animal rights organizations. I am so happy to support a company that supports the efforts of animal organizations.
This is what I purchased from her store:
All of her designs are beautiful. They send a message with a pretty design. I absolutely love that. This is so near and dear to my heart because even if you feel you can't be vegan (which, I promise, you can!), there's no excuse to not go cruelty free. There's so many options that offer great and affordable products that you can feel good purchasing knowing that no animals were harmed in the making of them.
You can find this design, and many others, on a variety of items with many color options, on her website. There's products for men and for women, and they just released makeup bags too! You can also find mugs, pillows, and art prints of her designs.
About 90% of the apparel she uses is 100% organic, everything is printed with eco friendly and water based inks. I can say personally my tank top I got is not only great quality, but it's super soft and long just like I like my tank tops. I can't wait until the weather breaks so I can wear it out!
Alba is based out of California, but ships pretty much thorough out the world. Please check out her website, check her out on Instagram and give her a follow. I can say personally I will be a repeat buyer, as there's like 10 more things I saw that I want already lol.
Happy Belated St. Patrick's Day! Yes, I'm aware St. Patrick's Day is over, but I was sick throughout most of this week, so I'm celebrating today! One of my most favorite things in the world are Irish Potatoes. I would make them more, if I had any self control around them and didn't eat them all in a day lol.
Fun fact: did you know that these originated in Philadelphia? I didn't realize how many people outside of this state didn't know what they were! A lot of said people are confused when they realize there's nothing Irish or potato about them, other than the fact they look like little potatoes! No matter where you're from, these are sure to be a tasty treat you'll enjoy! They're super easy, but a little messy to make! So roll up your sleeves and get ready to get dirty!
The ingredients are really simple, and so are the directions. Pretty much anyone willing to make a little bit of a mess can make these. I took the recipe I saw on The Vegan Kat's blog and slightly tweaked it to my own liking. Feel free to add and subtract as you see fit. Here's what you will need:
-1/4 c softened Earth Balance Butter. It doesn't matter the flavor. I have the soy free one, which is the one I always use. I imagine the coconut one might add a little something extra to this recipe!-1/2 Tofutti vegan cream cheese. This is half the container.
-2 tsp vanilla extract. I use a little more than required because I'm a vanilla junkie. The recipe only calls for half of that.
-4 c vegan confectioner's (powder) sugar. I say vegan because unless otherwise stated, most sugar is processed through bone char. It's gross. I got Woodstock brand.
-2.5 c coconut. Now, I got finely shredded coconut. They have thick longer shreds, flaked, chunks. Buy whichever coconut you prefer, and add as much as you want. Some people love coconut, some people not so much. I'm a huge fan, but I feel it can be overpowering in big pieces so that's why I got finely shredded.
-Cinnamon. Lots of it. You're gonna need it for rolling them in. I would keep the container out to add more as you need.
-A few dashes of brown sugar. I mix a little brown sugar in with my cinnamon when I roll them candies. I feel like it just adds a little something extra!
-Don't forget to get your jams going! Cooking/baking and dancing to your favorite songs while doing so is one of the best medicines!
First, you want to add your butter, cream cheese, and vanilla, and beat it until smooth. I was SO MAD because I just opened my Hello Kitty hand mixer that I never used before, and after 2 minutes of use, it broke! Lesson learned: don't buy novelty appliances, no matter how cute they are. Fortunately, I have my old and trusted Kitchen Aid hand mixer that even though it's not pretty, it's never let me down.
You're supposed to add the powdered sugar slowly and mix it in. Well I wasn't paying attention and I added my powdered sugar all in one sitting, so it's a little more messy and difficult to mix, but if you just go slow and stop every so often to fold it in, you'll be fine. It only took me an extra few minutes.
I added the coconut little by little. I did this because A) it's easier to mix and B) this way you can judge how much coconut you're putting in. I used almost all the 2.5 cups when I added mine in. This is the final result of the mixture you see below:
At this point, I put the mixture in the fridge for about 15 minutes to let it harden a bit before I roll it into balls. The colder it is the easier it is to roll. This mixture is super sticky. Depending on how fast you can roll, you might have to put it back in again to harden.
While it's hardening, get a plate and sprinkle a generous amount of cinnamon and a few dashes of brown sugar on it. Mix it with your hands so there's no clumps of brown sugar anywhere. Get out a container to put your finished Irish Potatoes in once you're done rolling them.
You don't want to roll out big or perfect circles. They're meant to look like little potatoes, so small and misshaped is what you're aiming for. I make mine a little bigger than the size of a quarter. You can roll them in the mixture and coat them as much as you want. I like to make mine dark.
The finished product! Store them in an air tight container. They should keep for a few days, if you can make them last that long! Let them chill in the fridge for about an hour to let them get firm, and enjoy! These little candies are in no way shape or form healthy for you, but you have to indulge every now and again!
I pretty much ran to Ulta when I discovered their hair care products were already in stores. I wanted the entire collection but I knew I had to be a good girl! So I only grabbed two products (so far): the Coconut Power Long and Strong Healing Shampoo and Coconut Super Power Deep Conditioning Damage Control Mask. I bought these a little over two weeks ago, but I wanted to use them for a bit before reviewing them.
You already know that they're vegan and cruelty free, and I love that Pacifica takes the guess work out of that for you. Both of these products, as they imply, is meant to make your hair stronger so that it can grow longer. As someone who always wants their hair to be longer, I am so all about that. The main ingredients are rice, coconut and super fruits. They work together to replenish dry, damaged, and dull hair. Frequent washing, blow drying, straightening, curling, teasing, twirling, pollution, coloring.. all of this stuff stresses your locks and makes them brittle and break. These products will help with all of that, while gently moisturizing your hair to restore it. You'll see more shine and luster, it'll feel stronger and grow longer! You can use the deep conditioner up to 3x a week for 3-15 minutes each time. I use it just on my ends every time I wash my hair, which is about 3x a week.
These products smell great. They smell similar to their Seafoam Complete Face Wash. Very coconut and beachy, yet still natural. The scent lingers on my hair even after I blow dry and straighten it and I like that. I feel like the shampoo lathers well, and makes my hair feel clean. The conditioner is thick but not too thick that it's annoying to wash out of your hair.
I'm going to be honest: I've gotten several compliments on my hair since I started using these products. Everyone keeps saying it looks so shiny and healthy. And I notice a difference myself too. It feels stronger. My ends don't look as split. I feel like there's less breakage throughout my hair already. Usually when I brush my hair I've got little hair pieces everywhere afterwards, but I'm noticing less now. My hair feels stronger and softer. I'm forever playing with my hair!
I whole heartedly recommend you try something (everything from this collection, vegan or not. Ulta always offers coupons like $3.50 off $10 to make the costs more affordable. Even without them, they're $10 each which isn't really bad. Other high end products full of chemicals and tested on cute little bunnies can cost $20-$30+, and you get both for $20 with no cute little bunnies harmed. I look forward to trying more from this collection! So far I love these products and I think you will agree!
So I'm really excited to share this super easy and super delicious recipe with you guys! My mom loves stuffed peppers. While she's not a vegetarian or vegan, she is trying to eat a more plant based diet. So for her birthday I wanted to surprised her with vegan stuffed peppers! There's a bunch of different recipes online but I just kinda did my own thing. That's one of my favorite parts about stuffed peppers is that you can literally stuff them with whatever your little heart desires.
When I was preparing them, it didn't even occur to me to take pictures. But l'll be detailed in my direction, and I have a photo of the end result I'll post!
So here's what you will need:
1) Peppers. Any color any size any variety. It's up to you. Personally, I prefer green peppers. I used 4 green peppers that were about as big as a Dixie cup each.
2) 1 can of black beans (I like Nature's Promise)
3) 1 can of Nature's Promise Crushed Tomatoes with Basil. You can substitute any kind of sauce you want here.
4) 1 bag of Minute Rice Multi Grain Medley. I prefer this over regular rice/quinoa because there's three different types of rice and quinoa in this mix so there's different textures.
5) Daiya Mozzarella Cheese Shreds. I had a whole bag, and used maybe almost half of it.
6) Salt, pepper, oregano, and thyme to taste
7) Olive oil as needed
To start, boil your water for your rice medley. I always add a dash of salt and a little olive oil to my water. Add your rice once it comes to a rapid boil. While that's cooking, wash and dry your peppers. You can cut your peppers however you like. My peppers were small enough to just cut the top, seed them, and cut the ribs out. You can also cut them in half so they're like little pepper boats. Whatever works for you.
In an ungreased casserole dish, pour sauce to cover bottom of the dish and then some. Sprinkle some oregano and thyme in the sauce, stir the seasonings in the sauce. Use a touch of olive oil to moisten the outside of your peppers, then place them in the dish, hole side up. Open your black beans, pour in a strainer, drain and rinse them. Once your rice is done, combine black beans and rice, and add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in a handful of cheese. I don't measure, I just add what I think is enough for my liking. You'll add more later. Fill peppers a little more than 3/4 of the way with mixture. Top with a few more sprinkles of oregano and thyme. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove peppers from oven and sprinkle cheese on peppers and around in sauce. Put back in over for another 20-25 minutes. Peppers will be softer, but still have a little crunch to them, which is how I prefer them. Cook an additional 10-15 minutes for softer peppers.
Here's the end result:
These were so simple, and so delicious. My mom loved them! I tried them as well, and thought they were so good. It doesn't matter whether you eat meat or don't, these peppers will be a crowd pleaser. The beans and the rice are so filling they create a really hearty meal. This is a great dish for a Sunday night to have left overs for half the week for dinner. If you try them, please let me know your thoughts!
Happy Cooking and Happy Eating!