My Favorite Recipe

Day 27 – 31 Day Blog Challenge

I’ll have to apologize in advance to all of you because I won’t be able to actually post my favorite recipe, as it’s not mine and I’ve never actually made it before!! :O

If you’re an avid reader, you’re probably thinking it’s either the Turkey Chili I wouldn’t shut up about a couple months ago, or my boyfriend’s famous Spaghetti Bolognese.

And you’re right. It’s the Spaghetti Bolognese.

I like it for a lot reasons:

  1. It’s pasta. And I’m obsessed with pasta.
  2. It’s a secret. I don’t know how it’s made because he does it himself. And that makes it mysterious which makes me like it more. Psychology.
  3. My boyfriend makes it, in case you didn’t know already. Which means I don’t have to do anything.
  4. It takes three hours to make the sauce so by the time you actually get served, you’re hungry enough to eat another human being.
  5. Because it is actually that amazing. The flavors are exquisite. And if we ever opened up a restaurant, we’d probably become famous for it. Kid you not.

Sorry you can’t have any. Nor can you have the recipe because even I don’t have the recipe.

Muahahhaha.

#sorrynotsorry

 

Much Love

xxx

Mmh Turkey Chili

In the Fall, I decided to look online for some soup and chili recipes as the weather was getting cooler and I really wanted to start cooking more. I ended up stumbling upon the most amazing Turkey Chili recipe on Pinterest. It looked amazing and was advertised as healthy and under 400 calories per serving, so I had to try it.

Since then, I have made this recipe countless times – on the stove and in the Crockpot. It is so simple and so very delicious.

I generally make it on Sundays and then will pack it in a Tupperware container in the morning while preparing my lunch. I actually have to actively stop myself from emptying the entire pot into the Tupperware – no joke. The last time I made this recipe, I took pictures of every step. Look below to see how it gets put together. And then go to Ambitious Kitchen (link here) to read the actual recipe and thank Monique for bringing this into our lives.

First, you cut up the vegetables. I added green peppers, even though the recipe only calls out for red. I love love love green peppers so I add them to everything I can.

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Then you cook the vegetables. See how easy this is?

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Then you add the spices. The recipe will tell you exactly how and what, but this intuitive picture does as well. It’s the 21st Century, look how cool the internet can be!

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So you mix it into the cooked ground Turkey with the vegetables and it’ll look something like this…

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Next you have to add all chicken broth, diced tomatoes, corn, and dark red kidney beans! The recipe calls out for 1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes, but the cans I buy are 14 oz. As I don’t like my chili to be watery and cooked tomatoes kinda weird me out, I just use the one can…

I realize the picture below is misleading as I accidentally opened two without realizing that I only use one. My sincerest apologies.

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So then I threw it all into the Crock Pot and put it on high for three hours. And this is the end result. How amazing does that look???

 

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When I eat this, I just put it in a bowl, add some cheddar cheese and oyster crackers and shovel it in my mouth.

No, I really do shovel it. It’s very attractive – I promise you.

 

Let me know your thoughts once you’ve made this yourself! Click here for the recipe if you didn’t already click on it above. Just make it. Do it. And thank Monique from Ambitious Kitchen after you do… 🙂

 

Much Love

xxx