Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Chili and Cauliflower

Thank you for the support! I have been enjoying your comments and emails! You, my readers are so kind!!! Thank you for your support! :)

Like I said yesterday, hubby was out of town this past weekend and out the door was my diet. I ate grains and I had dairy and my elbows broke out and my body ached and I got sick. It is hard cutting out such BIG ingredients. Pasta dinners are quick and easy and you can make them colorful with vegetables. Casseroles are delicious and easy, too! I am still learning and I am still making mistakes. 


Back on track! 
 Lunch - tuna, celery and avocado, olive oil and pepper on top of lettuce

I am learning to have my meals planned out for the week and on the calendar. I am learning to stick with my plan. I like just looking in my fridge and creating. My fridge is stocked, again and I am ready to go! 

READ SET GO --- Another Chili recipe with 3/4 vegetables 1/4 meat!!!!

 Yes - I have made another chili --- NO ALMOND BUTTER this time!!! :)

The Ingredients:
1 lb ground beef or venison or bison or turkey
1 cup chopped carrots
3 celery stalks, chopped
1 onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1/2 large cauliflower, cut into smaller pieces
2 tomatoes, diced
1 small can of tomatoes
1 TBSP chili powder (you may want a little more or even a little less)
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp garlic powder
ground pepper
1 tsp cumin
4 cups homemade chicken broth (store bought is fine)

The Directions:
In soup pan brown ground beef with onions. Drain grease and add meat back to the pan. Add all remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and let boil for 10 minutes. Vegetables should be tender and ready to serve!!!!

Part of Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday @ Beauty and bedlam, Tasty Tuesday @ Gnowfglins, Tasty Tuesday @ Dr. Laura,  


  1. What a neat idea! I've not ever thought to sub cauliflower for the beans in my chili! I will have to give this a go next time I whip up a pot. Thank you for sharing at Monday Mania! :)

  2. I've never seen someone put cauliflower in chili, but it looks like a really good idea! I always love to find ways to add extra veggies to things...

  3. I have never thought about putting cali with chili- interesting, I'll give it a try! This recipe is perfect for my Beat the Winter Blues party- come link up!

  4. Well, I love soup and chile of all kinds and yours looks great. I wish I could stick with my menu planning! I am terrible at wanting what I have planned...ha. I found you on Monday Mania.
    I have a blog link-up and I would love it if you would share your recipe. Here is the link, if you are interested:

  5. I was thinking about making chili tonight and thought hmmm wonder how cauliflower would work in chili. And then I found your blog/recipe! I'm excited to try it out. I started a 30 day challenge (I'm now more than 80 days in because I stuck with it) to use leftovers, give in to impulse items less, and save money on groceries.


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