First off, here are my 5 things – so far:
- Went to the gym (I haven’t been since Monday) at the time I said I would go!
- Had a great breakfast!
- Made a pot of chili, using a new ingredient.
- I will prepare my meals for work tonight.
- I took time to just be quiet this morning.
If you watch the Today show, you will probably know all about this, but I don’t and I didn’t. What grabbed my attention was the JOY in the title – and I’m big on finding JOY in my journey. Unfortunately I won’t be able to renew this particular volume (It’s New and Notable -and non-renewable at the library) but it has been an enjoyable read. I’m sure I’ll be borrowing it again! In the meantime, I needed a recipe for a meal and I found one for chili right at the end. Of course it’s not quite the same, but here’s my take on it…
Jon’s Protein Powerhouse Chili (With modifications)
- 2 chopped onions sauted in half a tbsp. of canola oil
- 1 – 1/4 pounds very lean ground turkey
- 8 oz. sliced mushrooms (I used brown or Crimini)
- 2 cloves minced garlic (or 2 tbsp.)
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 15 oz of cooked black eyed peas (at least that’s what I think they are) because I don’t eat kidney beans with my Type O blood type.
- 1 – 1/2 cans of Scarpone’s black beans (19 oz) rinsed and drained
- 2 cans of Scarpone’s Fire roasted tomatoes (this is my new ingredient)
- 46 oz of low sodium tomato or vegetable juice
- 3 tbsp. chili powder – or to taste!
I heated the oil and sauted the onions while dealing with my laundry. Add the turkey, sliced mushrooms, garlic, pepper and saute until the turkey is brown. Add the beans, juice and diced tomatoes. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir in your chili powder. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 2 hours or until the chili has the right consistence for you. Garnish with sliced green onions before serving.
Jon Stanton, whose recipe this started out to be recommends the following to make it taste better – Let it sit on the stove until cool and then keep it in the fridge for a day or two to let the flavours meld. I’ll have to refrigerate it earlier than that but that’s okay.
If you follow his recipe to the letter it makes 7 servings of two cups with 401 calories. I haven’t figured out what it is with my modifications – and two cups seems like a lot to me. In the meantime, since it’s still simmering, I’m going to wash up the dishes, grab a shower and have some lunch.
Scale wise, I’m not getting a resounding thunk at 230 – maybe tomorrow. Have a great day!
Here is the link for the Joy Fit Club…