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Time for chili

  • The Shorts Magazine loves chili. White chili, brown chili, chicken chili, beef chili or even vegan chili. When it gets chilly it warms the body and soul and wraps its foodie arms around you and hugs you. Beans are a vital part of chili. This is our heart healthy version of the chili that warms our souls. WP_20151010_010All the grease drains away. This amount made WP_20151010_007enough for me to send some home with the child.

WP_20151010_008Start the pintos on a quick cook method two hours before.

  1. Grill up the meat onions and spices. Cumin, Chili Powder and S&P to your taste. We always throw in some Goya Sauzon cuz it’s sooo tasty.Give it five minutes with the lid closed and turn it all and cook a couple more minutes till there is only a tiny bit of pink left. Don’t overcook, it is going into the boiling beans.
  2. When all the grease has drained away add it to the beans along with one small can of tomatoes and green chilis to your preferred spiciness.
  3. WP_20151010_012(1)Keep it low and    slow for about an hour.
  4. Have some wine and relax. Dinner is ready as soon as you want it to be.

The bread bowl was a plus, but sure enough crackers are awesome too. We just use the unsalted ones. I know some of you were eyeballing the pork, but the flavor minus the grease is irreplaceable. I also can’t tell you how important cumin is in any chili or taco recipe. Stop buying taco seasoning or chili seasoning. it is all a balance of cumin and chili powder.

Beans are a great source of protein and the spices are all great for circulation, try it without salt added and add some good wine vinegar for a kick. The Reverend is going to put Sriachi Garlic sauce on it, so we will save the sodium till then.

Seriously, if you don’t know flip about cooking it’s time to learn the basics.

I hope you eat healthy and snuggle up to a bowl.

Hamburger Salad


Breadless Hamburgers

Shannon Jones
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empty salad

It has been a bit since I posted a recipe, but I feel this one deserves the Empty Nest label.

Our daughter has had a tiny, tiny eater. Hopefully, her appetite will develop. In the meantime, adults need to eat. The Rev. will testify to my dislike of bread ,and my love for the veg.
The last time I published a recipe, I was dealing with empty nest syndrome.
I have learned to cut the meals down to a portion of good size, and leftovers for lunches.
This is my bread free creation for the two of us. Cheeseburger Salad.

I use the trusty Foreman grill and a bit of fresh onion. Grill to the temp and done temp you prefer. Sprinkle a bit of cheese and I guess the rest is visual and self explanatory. If not , you can e-mail me and I will personally walk you through the process. The whole point is it’s easy peasy and just for two. Hey grill some toasty buns while your at it.

  • One quarter head to half of whatever lettuce you prefer.
  • One peeled cucumber, or not. The Reverend hates them.
  • Three sliced Roma tomatoes.
  • One quarter bottle of Italian dressing
  • 2OZ. Mustard
  • and One half cup of Mayo

I just mix the wet stuff together and shake it up. I love to mix the greens up with Iceberg, leaf  and butter lettuce. The tomatoes are choices too. The whole point is it’s dinner for two. As all my creations go, I put some aside for a lunch or snack the next day.

Hamburger Salad without bread