13 Dec


How do I know it’s officially winter? Because it’s finally chili time!! My step father Irv would not teach me his damn chili recipe until it was cold outside and I have had to practice patience. As you can imagine, I was pretty excited when I got the call that it was chili time! I am a fan of chili and a bigger fan of Irv’s chili. What can I say the man knows how to cook. The first dish Irv taught me for 365 til 30 was his chicken teriyaki and it is still one of my go-to meals. He’s a very good teacher and I think I have made some progress in the kitchen since our last lesson. There were no accidents this time and I did not pour rice all over the kitchen! I also think Irv is starting to trust me a bit more in the kitchen. He confidently handed me a sharp knife to cut the onions with all by myself and as pathetic as this may sound, I have never felt so proud. I can truly say I don’t feel panicky in the kitchen anymore. I wouldn’t say I am bursting with confidence…I’m just saying I don’t break out in cold sweats anymore.

 Below is Irv’s fab chili recipe and a few very bad pictures from the evening (Note to self: when pictures are being taken put a little makeup on)

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1 onion

3 cloves of garlic

1 pound of grassfead beef

1 pound of ground turkey

I can of pinto beans

1 can of black beans

1 can of kidney beans

Chili powder to taste

Chili sauce to taste

1 can of peeled tomatoes




Tabasco sauce


Put 1 tablespoon of olive oil in large pot / add roughly chopped onion and a pinch of salt / cook onion until transparent / add 3 cloves of minced garlic / saute on medium / add 1 pound of beef and 1 pound of turkey / add chili powder / sprinkle in ground cumin, salt and pepper / saute until meat cooks a bit / add 1 can of peeled tomatoes / add chili sauce / add beans last so they don’t get mushy /simmer on low for 1 hour



One Response to “207”

  1. ManifestYogaJen December 13, 2011 at 7:58 am #

    love it as usual! I want to learn to cook and your blog is really inspiring me to do it. I also love how close you are with ALL of your family!

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