Monday, January 20, 2014

Spicy Chili & Cornbread

One of my favorite meals on a cold winter evening is a big bowl of spicy chili & cornbread, it warms you from the inside out. If you don't like spicy foods, then just omit the chipotle chili seasoning in the recipe. We love spicy at our house :)

Spicy Chili
1T. organic butter
2lb. ground, pastured chicken(or beef)
1 small organic onion, chopped
1 organic sweet belle pepper
2T. organic sprouted flour
1T. chipotle chili seasoning
1 1/2T. cumin
1/4t. black pepper
1 1/2t. sea salt
28oz. can organic crushed tomatoes
15oz. can organic tomato sauce
15oz. water
1 pint organic black beans(already cooked)

-Brown the ground chicken in 1T. butter till browned. Add onion & belle pepper & saute' till veggies are tender. Mix all seasonings with the sprouted flour & stir into ground chicken. Add crushed tomatoes, sauce, beans & water. Let simmer for at least a half hour before serving.The longer it simmers, the fuller the flavor is.
-You can swap the black beans for any other legume of choice, we prefer the black beans or chili beans.
-If you're local, you can buy the organic canned tomatoes at Wooster Wal-mart for almost the same price as the non-organic.

1 1/2c. organic cornmeal
1 1/2c. organic sprouted flour
1t. baking soda
1t. sea salt
1 1/ buttermilk
4T. organic butter, melted
2T. raw, local honey
3 eggs

-Mix all ingredients. Generously coat the inside of a 12in. cast iron pan till the butter is bubbly. Pour in the cornbread mixture & place into an oven thats been preheated to 350' till lightly golden brown. 
- The extra step of heating the pan before pouring in the batter makes that you get a yummy brown crustiness to the bottom of the cornbread.
-This recipe was given to me from a friend who has been a huge part of my learning to cook healthy & wholesome food for my family.

-The chili is delicious with a large dollop of organic sour cream & shredded cheddar cheese & we love the corn bread drizzled with honey!

...Why buy organic? Did you know that 80% of the food that Americans consume, are GMO foods?
Did you know, if we continue to eat GMO foods, each new generation will need to deal with more & new handicaps & illnesses? The affects of genetically modified foods can be reversed if we change the way we eat now, buying & eating organic, whole foods for our families. Most countries ban GMO foods that are promoted in the United states....Didn't intend to get all "food police" on ya, but the more I read how important proper nutrition is for a healthy body & with all the health issues that our family is dealing with right now...It's pretty important. I used to be one of the biggest skeptics when it came to organic anything, thinking it's just a money making scheme where people rip you off  to make money on the same thing you can buy down the street for less. But I see it differently now. Nothing like cancer & other illnesses to open my eyes to the truth. You can be eating a so-called healthy diet, but if you're not eating non-GMO, then there is nothing healthy about it. I wanted to share a link on GMO foods & blogger isn't cooperating with me. If I can get it to post to Facebook, you can read it there.

Happy Eating :)

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