I, along with a group of bloggers, was invited to participate in the Pepper party. I know you are thinking, “What is a pepper party?”, right? Well, the group of us are putting our talents together to honor the  Bell Pepper in all it’s delicious versatility. We will each post a recipe featuring bell peppers on October 3, 7, and 9 and have twitter party giveaways thanks to our pepper sponsor, Divemex.

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Before I get to all the delicious recipes, I thought I would whet your appetite with a teaser about today’s prize. There will be more specific details in the Rafflecopter below but todays prize is a Le Creuset 3 ½ quart Signature Braiser – $240 Value. For those that drool over their Sur la Table catalogue’s, Le Creuset cookware is the bee’s knees! I really hope you take the chance to enter!

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Of course, there will be other prizes to win, courtesy of Divemex. Join in on the twitter party tonight from 8pm to 9pm using the the hashtag “#PepperParty” for chances to win 1 of 10 pepper corers or 1 of 2 Veggie grill racks.

Divemex, our sponsor, are being wonderfully generous! The growers of Divemex specialize in greenhouse grown peppers in state of the art facilities that facilitate the production of the highest quality peppers in some of the safest facilities anywhere.  But most importantly, as a Fair Trade Certified company, they have an unwavering commitment to social responsibility that includes support for families of their workers, health care for all employees and a child-free environment. With values like that, I feel really good being apart of such a great opportunity that connects me with so many talented bloggers as well as such a respectable company like Divemex.

The recipe I chose to share is not anything complicated. Its actually really simple. I believe that bell peppers are underrated. They add such a punch of flavor to dishes and when cooked, smell absolutely amazing. I’ve been following a Paleo regiment for the past month now and I have developed a fond appreciation for the bell pepper in the absence of my beloved carbs and sugars. This will feature a paleo friendly bird in a nest.

Before I get into my recipe, please stop by and see what my fellow bloggers came up with! We have been anticipating this day for weeks and I would love to share with you what they have come up with.

Poached egg in a bell pepper


1 tbsp butter

1 red or green bell pepper, sliced in 1 inch thick rings (at least 4 rings)

4 eggs

2 tbsp water

(Need an 8 or 9 inch frying pan with a lid)

Directions: heat the Tbsp of butter in a frying pan. Place the pepper rings in the frying pan and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes over medium heat on each side to make it a little softer. Gently crack 1 egg into each of the rings. Add the water, cover the pan and allow to cook undisturbed to 2-3 minutes, depending on how well you like your eggs. 3 minutes yielded a medium cooked yolk.

The combination of the soft and velvetty egg with the tender pepper holding it together makes this a nice addition to the breakfast rotation and even the homemade brunch plate. While its no buttery slice of bread, it is delicious and a great compliment to the bell pepper.

So, Want a chance to win today’s prize? Follow the link below and good luck!!

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