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Because Its Fall

Fall is finally here and even though it doesn’t really feel like it (especially here in miami). I decided to make some turkey chili to cozy up with. So turn up your a/c really cold, snuggle up in your blanket and enjoy this turkey chili!

Turkey Chili

 

Turkey Chili

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2lbs Ground Turkey
  • 3 tbsp Oil/Butter
  • 2 small Sweet Onions, chopped
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 2 Chipotle Peppers, chopped
  • 3 oz. Tomato Paste
  • 2 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Worcester Sauce
  • 2 14oz can Dice Tomatoes
  • 1/2 bottle of Beer
  • 2 16oz can of Kidney Beans
  • Cilantro (optional toppings)
  • Cheddar Cheese (optional toppings)
  • Sour Cream (optional toppings)

Instructions

  1. PREP ALL YOU INGREDIENTS FIRST!
  2. Start off by heating up a large pot to medium/high heat with your oil. I used a dutch oven (essential kitchen item) but any large pot should work. Toss in your onions and garlic. Cook and stir until translucent about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add in your chipotle, stir around for 1 minute. Add in all your seasonings including the brown sugar and worcester sauce. Cook and stir around for 3 minutes.
  4. Add your tomato paste. Cook and stir for 5 minutes.
  5. Drop in your ground turkey. Use your stirring utensil to break up the meat and stir everything together. Cook until turkey is cooked and crumble like texture. About 5-7 minutes.
  6. Add in your dice tomatoes, beans and beer. Mix real good.
  7. Bring to a boil, cover, turn heat low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  8. Serve with some fresh cilantro, sour cream and cheddar cheese. Enjoy!
http://thegrocerygoddess.com/because-its-fall/

*This also freezes well for any leftovers

Life after being a Vegetarian

If you didn’t know I went Vegetarian for awhile (only lasted 3 months). It was a life changing 3 months until I started to feel like crap. Read my ‘I Got Hungry‘ post. Well after just 3 months of no meat, I’m doing pretty good. I feel way better that I incorporated chicken back into my diet. I occasionally stir fry up some shrimp or bake a filet. Red meat still don’t exist in my diet so turkey bacon and I became close friends. Vegetables are still a MAIN component on my dish. I sometimes eat meals with no meat. Vegetables are so versatile it’s a shame that people don’t like them. Sauté some squash, zucchini with some onions. Season with salt and pepper!? Heaven on a plate with some jasmine rice! Vegetarian life was a learning experience and a great 3 month detox. Remember to always do what’s best for you but never shy away from something new.

 

 

One Skillet Pasta

Ingredients

  • 8oz Pasta, cooked and drained
  • 2 boneless Chicken Breast
  • 1 small Onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup Mushroom, sliced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 Pint Heavy Cream
  • 4 Sprigs of Thyme
  • 1tbsp Parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Butter
  • Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Cook your pasta as directed of package and set aside. Season your chicken breast how ever you want! You can't go wrong with a classic salt and pepper. Heat your skillet to medium, medium high. Add in 1tbsp of butter and a 1tbsp of olive oil.
  2. When skillet is hot add you chicken breast. Cook for 3-4 minutes each side (depending how thick your chicken breast are). Set aside in foil.
  3. Add in your mushroom (might need a little more butter or olive oil) stir around for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add in your onions. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook 2-3 minutes. (anytime your own looks dry add butter or olive oil)
  5. Add your garlic, stir in for 1-2 minutes then add in your heavy cream and thyme. Give a good stir and let it reduce and thicken 7-10 minutes. Taste for seasoning (keep a eye on it, might over flow. adjust heat but keep a slight boil going)
  6. Once it's reduced and thicken. Turn off heat and add in parsley and parmesan. Mix in well.
  7. You can pour this over your pasta or mix pasta in sauce. Top with chicken and more parmesan! Enjoy!
http://thegrocerygoddess.com/life-after-being-a-vegetarian/

 

Quick Shrimp Boil

It’s finally warm outside! Well at least here in the south. Enjoy this quick shrimp boil with a cold beer.

 

Quick Shrimp Boil

Ingredients

  • 1/2lb Shrimp
  • 1/2 Onion, sliced
  • 1 cup Green Beans
  • 1 Cob of Corn, cut 3 ways
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 3 Lemon Slices
  • 1/4 cup Old Bay
  • 1/4 cup Dried Parsley
  • 2 tbsp Worcester Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Beer

Instructions

  1. Fill up a pot with water and dump in lemon, old bay, parsley, worcester sauce & beer. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add in onion, green beans, corn and garlic. Cook for about 6-8 minutes. Turn heat to medium. Slight boil.
  3. Add in your butter and shrimp. Cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Turn heat off. Separate pot melt some butter add in some old bay.
  5. Serve immediately and pour butter over all that goodness!
http://thegrocerygoddess.com/quick-shrimp-boil/

*You can add some sausage and baby red potatoes add 3-5 more minutes in your cook time.

**Double the ingredients if you’re serving more than 2 people. I ate this serving by myself!