Hot Pepper Spread


I had bought some Sardo Jalapenos stuffed with Feta cheese and had chopped up a couple to put on crackers.  I love stuffed peppers, but since undergoing chemo and radiation a few years ago every pore in my tongue is very sensitive.  My tongue was on fire but I still wanted to eat the peppers.  I created this spread so I could enjoy the peppers.

1 pkg. Sardo Hot Peppers stuffed with Feta cheese
1 tub (227g) of cream cheese

I chopped two peppers into small pieces and put them in my food processor.  I added the cream cheese and whirled until I got a nice smooth texture.  That’s it … done.

I tried some of the spread on crackers and it was great so I thought I would share this easy recipe with you.

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Garlic Parmesan Edamame

A quick and easy snack…and healthy too!

225 grams shelled edamame
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons black sesame seeds (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400F.

Toss edamame in olive oil, then spread across a baking sheet.

Sprinkle parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper over the top.

Bake in oven for 15 minutes.

Sprinkle with toasted black sesame seeds.


Source:  adapted from

Notes:  If using frozen Edamame bring to a boil and cook in saucepan as directed on package.

Personal Note:

Since Edamame is a soy product I would advise to be careful that you don’t use Edamame or other soy products too often.  As a former breast cancer patient I learned from my Oncologist that soy “feeds” cancer cells.