Life of aspiring Social Worker/Baker/Chef

Social Causes Meets Food Obsession

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"Mind the tornado" - White Queen

White King:"What tornado?"
White Queen: "The one that blew me clear up!"

Alice Through the Looking Glass and What She Saw There - Lewis Carroll

There is a certain time in the Southern US (and other areas) that produces storms. In the fall, it's hurricanes and in the lovely months of spring tornadoes. With all the bad weather, I thought why not make my good, old reliable Turkey Chili.

I remember the fall storms in which my particularly Turkey chili was created. Turkey Chili is one of the first few dishes I learned how to cook when browning meat was still "hard" and baking seemed impossible. It's a really colorful chili and it's just light enough. Perfect for stormy springs.

1/2 cup chopped broccolli
1 medium bell pepper
2 medium stalks of celery
1 pound of ground Turkey
14 oz of vegetable stock
1 28 oz can of chopped tomatoes (or the equivalant of fresh tomatoes)
1 regular can of kidney beans
Chili powder
Garlic powder
Creole seasoning

Add around a 1/3 a cup of vegetable stock to your pan (Turkey is a poultry and you have to keep it moist at all times).
Very lightly brown your turkey. Add the seasoning.
Add more stock and your kidney beans. Let cook on medium/high heat for a few minutes, 5.
Add the tomatoes and let cook for 5 minutes.
Add the green veggies and more stock and season once again.
Put a lid on your pan and let simmer on medium heat for 20 minutes, while stirring every 10 minutes.
Return lid and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes and serve.
I specifically didn't add measurements for seasoning because that is very subjective to the individual. Enjoy. :)

I would like to take a brief minute to encourage everyone to donate to the American Red Cross to help those in Mississippi affected by the tornados of last week. This is the largest and most damaging storm the state has seen since hurricane Katrina.
Individuals in this area lost everything they own and precious family members. To donate or learn how to get involved:

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