Monday, December 27, 2010

It's cold outside and I want some warm chili!

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! I sure did! It was nice being with the family. Here are a few pictures from our Christmas:

One week from today I will be starting the Detox. If any of you are following along with the 28 day Detox on you may have noticed that it’s changed a little. This year they are focusing on 5 to 6 small meals and a few extra things. The foods to avoid are still about the same (sugar, processed foods, alcohol, caffeine, wheat/gluten, eggs, dairy, peanut products, fruit juices, soy, corn) I’ve decided that I’m going to do a little combination of last years and this years. Monday through Thursday I’m still going to do the smoothies for breakfast and dinner. After all I got a new blender for Christmas! Check it out!

I also got a Whole Foods gift card! Thanks, Kyle!

I started making out my grocery list today!

Tonight I made Veggie chili. I was craving something warm and cozy. I found this recipe online and tweaked it a little. It’s supper easy. Just throw it all in a pot a boil for 20 min.

Veggie Chili
1 Can of Kidney Beans
1 Can Black Beans
1 Can Pinto Beans
1 Cup Corn
1 Cup Frozen Okra
1 28oz Can crushed tomatoes
1 Cup of Veggie Broth
3 Garlic Cloves
1 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Cocoa Powder
3 glugs of Worcestershire sauce

Open cans of beans and drain. Pour all in ingredients in to pot and boil for 20 min.
It turned out pretty yummy! I will be putting this in my recipe book to make again. I was a little nervous about the Worcestershire sauce but it added lots of flavor. The dollop of sour cream and sprinkle of cheese made it even yummier! Just what I needed.

Hope you all have a happy New Year if you don’t hear from me before!

For now,