Cherry Chipotle Chili


Cherries & chili –  who would have thunk? Well this chili is my go to from now on! It was out of this world delicious with just the right amount of spice!

Lets get to it…

  1. In a large pot add 1/2lb of lean ground turkey,  1/2T of EVOO & 3/4t salt & 1/4t pepper – brown
  2. Once browned add 1 diced yellow onion, 2 diced carrots & 1T minced garlic – sauté for 5minutes
  3. Then add 1T chili powder, 1 can diced tomatoes, 2C pitted black cherries, 2 canned chipotle chilies with sauce + 1t adobo sauce (from the can), 1 can drained cannellini beans, 1/2C water & 2 bay leaves
  4. Bring chili to a boil, then reduce heat & let simmer for 20minutes
  5. Discard bay leaves

To serve garnish with a dollop of sour cream & fresh cilantro! Make sure not to forget to whip up some corn bread for this chili, enjoy!

Nutritional Info Per Serving (Serves 4):  320 calories – 5 grams of fat – 48 carbs – 20 grams of protein

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Cherry, Wild Rice & Quinoa Salad


O.M.G. good – this can be whipped up for a side or main dish at any summer event (served cold) or even in the cold months served warm!

  1. Preheat oven to 325degrees – layer pan with parchment paper & add 1/2C chopped pecans in one layer – bake til golden (do not let get black) – set aside
  2. Cook 3/4 cup wild rice per instructions on packet
  3. When rice is nearly cooked (~30 minutes) add 1/2C quinoa and cook until the rice & quinoa are tender (about 15 minutes)

While cooking rice continue with the below:

  1. Whisk 1/4C oil, 1/4C vinegar, 3/4t salt & 1/4t pepper in large bowl
  2. Slice up 2C pitted cherries, 2 stalks diced celery & 1/2C toasted pecans – toss in large bowl

Once the rice/quinoa mix is fully cooked drain & rinse with cold water until cool to the touch & add into large bowl with other ingredients.

This dish is yum & can be served at room temp, hot or cold – so make sure to add this to your menu at anytime of year!

Nutritional Info Per Serving (Serves 4): 310 calories – 12 grams of fat – 45 carbs – 9 grams of protein

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