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Real Food Chilli

It’s Superbowl Weekend. I am not into “sportsing”. HOWEVER, soooooooo many people are. So this awesome real food chilli is for them.

I ALSO just returned from Heartburn Day (a Heart & Stroke Foundation event). It was a lot of fun. A LOT of chilli to try. Some on the healthier side and the tastier side. Some less so. Either way it made me appreciate chilli on a cold February day.

So in honour of Heartburn Day AND Superbowl Weekend, I give you something that doesn’t involved greasy chicken wings, over easy fatty nachos. I give you something better. (Or something to top the fatty nachos with…)

And a real food chilli is great for a lot more than that. If made well, kids love it, grown ups love it, and it’s even something found on my Winter Dump. Wow.

If you want to hide even MORE veg inside for picky eaters, puree all that veg right in. They’ll neeeeeeever know. I’m EVEN talking about the Superbowl people 🙂

And don’t forget that you can jazz it up by adding extra stuff at the end: avocado chunks or guacamole, green onion, sour cream or greek yogurt with lime zest, cilantro cream, grated cheese.

P.S. The recipe below? Did I mention how good it is? xo

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  • 1. Heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and celery and cook for a couple of minutes, until they begin to soften. Add meat and brown, until no longer pink.
  • 2. Stir in garlic and spices, and cook 1 minute.
  • 3. Add remaining vegetables, and stir a few minutes. Then add tomatoes, and bone broth, if using. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 4. Add beans, cashews, and chipotles, if using, and simmer, covered, 10 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro and lime juice.
  • 5. Serve with additions if desired. Stir maple syrup into the entire pot, if using.

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