Chili

In case you didn’t notice from the number of chili-like recipes here, I rather enjoy chili. This tangy chili is pretty simple, and very satisfying.In case you didn’t notice from the number of chili-like recipes here, I rather enjoy chili. This tangy chili is pretty simple, and very satisfying.

Chili
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Servings Prep Time
16 15 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
16 15 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Chili
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
16 15 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
16 15 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Brown the ground beef.
  2. Mix in the onions and cook until they are translucent.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until blended.
  4. Allow the chili to come to a low boil, and then reduce to a simmer. Cook uncovered for about 2 hours.
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Cincinnati Chili

I’ve been going to Hard Times Cafe for ages, and that was the first place that exposed me to chili with cinnamon in it. It was life-changing. Seriously. Cinnamon with beef?! It kinda blew my mind. Here’s my take on it. Want to make the “original” from HTC? They sell their mixes!I’ve been going to Hard Times Cafe for ages, and that was the first place that exposed me to chili with cinnamon in it. It was life-changing. Seriously. Cinnamon with beef?! It kinda blew my mind. Here’s my take on it. Want to make the “original” from HTC? They sell their mixes!

Cincinnati Chili
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
16 15 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
16 15 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Cincinnati Chili
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
16 15 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
16 15 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Brown the ground beef.
  2. Add everything else, stir well, and bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer with the lid on for a couple of hours.
Recipe Notes

Want to make this in the slow cooker? Just follow step 1, and then throw everything into the slow cooker for about 6 hours. It's going to be a bit soupy, which is fine, because that's how Cincinnati chili is supposed to be served.

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Meal Time

I’m not doing Whole30 or 21DSD anymore, but after an unsuccessful reintroduction of sugar and dairy, looks like I’m going to stay mostly paleo for the foreseeable future. Tonight’s dinner was from the grill, thanks to the unseasonably warm weather: Burger topped with mayo, grilled asparagus, tomato, avocado, and arugula with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Posted from @twograndapp

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Reintroduction: Sugar and Dairy

Since I’ve done a few Whole30s and 21-Day Sugar Detoxes before, I have a pretty good idea of what I can and cannot have afterwards. Just to be extra sure, I decided to try reintroducing a few things this time.

Last week I tried added sugar. One of my dear friends made a gluten-free and dairy-free cake and cupcakes for my wedding just over a year ago. We saved the cake for our anniversary, and my husband was kind enough to wait for me to finish these detoxes so we could enjoy it together last week. Boy, was it tasty! But, oh, boy, was that sugar a mistake! I had a migraine the following day, and had to stay home from work.

After recovering from the cake, I decided to try some dairy. I have attempted to reintroduce it in the past, and have usually had issues, so I expected more of the same this time around, and I wasn’t disappointed. Shortly after having some cheesy meatballs and dip, my tummy was grumbling. Before long, I was feeling pretty bloated. So, like an idiot, I had a milkshake. You know, just to be sure. My stomach was yelling at me all night. I’m sure the added sugar in that milkshake didn’t help at all.

So the moral of my story: no added sugar or dairy for the foreseeable future.