revamp and a recipe.

i am switching things up in preparation for moving my blog to its own site, not a blogger hosted one.  i want more flexibility with design and freedom to do what i please.  thanks to my super smart, computer savvy husband, whom works for brownies, we are on our way to coming up with what will work best for us moving forward.

i have started by separating my twitter accounts.  to follow this blog on twitter look me up at “SimpleHappyBlog” or click the “follow me on twitter” button on the sidebar.  this will be my personal twitter feed.  i will also continue to maintain my business twitter account at “kelsicreates.”  i would love to see you guys and hear feedback on twitter!

also new, a facebook page for this blog.  to find it, search my blog title “Our Simple Happy Life” on facebook and “like” the page for updates.  i thought this would be a great way to localize comments and feedback for my posts.  i want to be more interactive with my readers and thought it time to change things up a bit.

now for a recap of dinner last night.

i modified this recipe to suit us a bit more.

4 poblano peppers
1 red onion, diced small
2 garlic cloves, minced 
olive oil
4 eggs (thanks ladies!)
4 egg whites
2 tablespoon heavy cream
1/3 pound soy ground chorizo
1/2 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded

1. preheat broiler to high.

2. wash and place poblano peppers on a foil-lined baking sheet. place peppers under broiler in the center rack of your oven and broil for 15-20 minutes, rotating half way every 5-7 minutes, until blistered and charred. place directly into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap or place into a ziplock back to steam while you prep the other ingredients.
3. in a bowl, whisk eggs and heavy cream.  season with salt and pepper if you’d like, i didn’t because the soy chorizo and peppers have enough flavor on their own. 
4. in a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. saute onion until soft and translucent. Add minced garlic and cook for one minute or until garlic is slightly golden. add in the third pound of ground soy chorizo and cook until browned. reduce heat to low and pour in whisked eggs. cook low and slow until eggs are fully cooked and scrambled. remove off of heat and let cool.

5. preheat oven to 400 degrees.

6. remove peppers from the bowl and gently peel the skin off and discard. with a knife, make a slit lengthwise and remove all seeds. depending on how spicy you want the peppers, you can rinse the peppers with water to take some of the “edge” off.  stuff the peppers with scrambled egg mixture and place in a lightly oiled baking dish. top each with cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden. once baked, let cool for 5 minutes.

i served these peppers with brown rice.