First, I must apologize for the terribly long absence from this site. I know that you, my never-wavering followers feel crushed and jilted. I didn't even send you so much as a text to let you know that I was walking away. However, I wasn't walking away - I just needed some time. I thought it would be good for my body to focus a bit on being healthy - turns out ladies and gents - healthy food just doesn't taste good! It really doesn't. Ask a Michelin rated chef how often he omits butter or salt, or if he tossed out the Au gratin potato side for sweet potatoes. I dare you. Ask him. That hooker will tell you hells no!
I did discover that if you keep the salt, a lot of low calorie and low carb options can taste better, and sodium is just water weight; it's not real fat that requires a workout to get rid of. About a two weeks ago, there was a beautifully wonderful rain storm that made we want to hunker down in my living room on my over-sized red couch with my fluffy animals, my blanket, a good movie and a tasty bowl of chili. So, of course, when I want something, I start to making it happen, especially food. After a few hours in the kitchen, I was indeed curled up in a blanket on the couch with the pets watching a movie and eatin' chili.
Things that you'll need:
1 lb ground turkey - browned in taco seasoning
1 lb dry black beans - prepared like charro beans
1 8oz can tomato sauce
1 tbs dried onion flakes
2 tbs cumin
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp ground red pepper
2 tsp paprika
1/2 cup chili powder
2 tbs masa harina flour (optional)
Mustard (any variety)
Ketchup (Curry ketchup is the best)
Combine all ingredients with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 35-45 minutes. Stir occasionally. If you really want it thick, add about a teaspoon of corn masa flour. Serve hot and garnish with any of the above garnishes.