Chilly weather=warm cooking


What do I do on a Sunday afternoon when the view from my kitchen looks like this…



Three things…


Make a giant pot of :


Chicken CHILI!!

but dont worry, I didn’t eat out here:





Whip up a tasty batch of:


fuel-packed Grano-love (made with LOTS of love)

annnnnd lastly…

do an indoor…



I know, I am a huge dork but i promise the food is delicious and so fantastically healthy. Here are the recipes, and as always, Enjoy!

Light and Tasty Cha-Cha-Chili


1lb ground chicken (or ground turkey)

1 large can diced tomatoes (no salt added)

1 small can tomato paste

1 can pinto beans (no salt added)

1 can kidney beans (no salt added)

1 can white navy beans (no salt added)

1 green pepper, chopped

2 red peppers, chopped

1 large white onion, chopped

1tsp black pepper

2tsp garlic powder

2tsp cumin

2tsp chili powder

1tsp cayenne powder

(add more seasonings to taste)


1. place meat in large pot and stir occasionally until browned.

2. add in vegetables, and stir of med. heat for 5 mins

3. add in rest of ingredients and bring to a boil

4. turn down heat, cover, and let simmer for 45 minutes

Homemade Grano-love


1 cup raw almonds

1/2-3/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt

1/4 cup flax seed

1 tbsp chia seed

1/4 cup sesame seed

1/4 cup sunflower seed

1/4 cup pumpkin seed

1/3 cup dried cranberries

1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

2 & 1/4 cups oats

2 tbsp cacao nibs

1/2 cup maple agave

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted


Preheat oven to 400F. In a large bowl mix all ingredients except the dried cranberries, apricots, maple syrup, and coconut oil. In a medium sized bowl mix the maple syrup and coconut oil. Dump wet mixture onto dry and stir well. Scoop onto baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and stir oat mixture all around. Bake for another 10 minutes watching carefully during the last 5 minutes. When you remove from oven, carefully stir in the dried fruit. Makes 5 cups.




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