Summer Chili

Summer ChiliHomemade & Healthy

Ground turkey breast, multi-color bell peppers, purple onion, garlic, black-kidney-pinto beans, celery, diced tomatoes, smoked chilies, shredded carrots, sweet corn, chipotle salsa, pure tomato paste, cumin, chili powder, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Cook ground turkey, add other ingredients, bring to full heat, reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours. Stir occasionally while cooking. Take 2-3 cups and puree in a blender and return to pot. Mix well and simmer for another 30-40 minutes. Garnish to your liking.


Almond Butter Bars

Almond Butter BarsHomemade & Healthy

Raw honey, pure almond butter, chia seeds, oats and Raw Organic Protein plant formula powder vanilla. Heat honey and almond butter in a sauce pan. Mix together with oats and chia seeds. Spread over parchment paper on a sheet pan, bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Cool and add a melted 72% Cacao Belgian dark chocolate splash to finish them.


Cady hits the Home Depot with me

My thanks to Home Depot for being dog friendly. Cady loves to go with me when I have purchases to make or projects to plan with items to be looked at. The staff is always friendly to her and she enjoys getting the pets and kisses from them. She enjoys walking the isles inside and out and seeing all of the customers. It’s a great place to practice sits, downs, walking on lead and walking next to a shopping cart. There are lots of visual distractions and sounds for her to navigate when we make our way through the store. She always makes a new friend or two when we go there.



Healthy & Good Tasting Eating

Here are a couple more easy things that I make.  They taste great, are easy to prepare and are in the category of good, healthy eating.

My Easy Chicken Vegetable Soup with Barley – Grill or boil chicken then shred. In a stock pot (5-6 quart size minimum) pour 1 carton of salt free chicken stock, 1 carton of low sodium chicken broth, 1 bag frozen soup vegetables, 1 bag frozen stew vegetables, a pinch of sea salt, a little fresh ground pepper and some diced garlic. Bring to a boil; add as much barley as you like, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes or until barley is done. Add cooked shredded chicken, stir and then eat!

chickenVegeBarley Soup


(Below) This is another variation of the other taco recipes I have posted recently and I changed the slaw a bit.

Shredded Chicken Tacos with Slaw – Grilled chicken shredded on a small flour tortilla with a slaw. The slaw is a modified version of the recipe in Thug Kitchen. Shredded multi-color cabbage, carrot, radish, cilantro, Gala apple, lime juice, rice vinegar, olive oil sea salt and fresh ground pepper.