The Food I Eat

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2 meals are cooking…. January 7, 2013

Filed under: diet,dieting,dinner,family,food,Paleo — Melanie @ 3:15 pm
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Holy crap my last 2 posts here are LONG.  I will try to keep this one as short as possible.  I am in the process of cooking 2 things right now that have my house smelling pretty yummy.  The first is a Cincinnati chili recipe that I modified from the one in the cookbook Paleo Indulgences by Tammy Credicott and the other is a Mexican Chicken Soup recipe that I modified from the cookbook Paleo Slow Cooking by Chrissy Gower.  Both are amazing cookbooks that I find myself going to often for inspiration.

Here is the Cincinnati Chili recipe that I used.  I will post the Mexican Chicken Soup recipe in another post to try to keep this one short and when I have a photo of it to show you of it.

Cincinnati Chili 

2 TBS coconut oil

2 large onion

2 lbs ground turkey

6 garlic cloves minced

2 TBS chili powder

1 tsp allspice

2 tps cinnamon

2 tps cumin

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp sea salt

4 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp ground cloves

3 TBSP unsweeteded cocoa powder

1 15-oz can tomato sauce (I find that the organic ‘Simple Green” at Kroger are the only ones that I can find that don’t have a bunch of other crap in them. i.e. corn syrup)

2 TBSP Wrocestershire sauce

2 TBSP applecider vinager

2 cups of water

– Heat oil in stock pot and add onion and cook until translucent.

– Add ground Turkey, garlic, and chili powder and cook until meat is browned

– Add all remaining ingredients and stir to combine.  Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer for about 1 1/2 hours.

I have made this before and it is delicious and a TON of food.  It freezes really well.

simmering away

simmering away

My kids will be eating this over Mac-n-cheese…….maybe.  My 4 and a half year old and I may go roller skating and just grad her something to eat on the way, but my 14-year-old step son will be happy to dump this over mac-n-cheese I am sure.  When I finally get around to eating it I will put it over last nights left over cauliflower.