Healthy turkey chili with summer vegetables, in a slow cooker

Let’s talk about Chili.


slow cooker chili

You know, the flavorful mushy stuff that fills your heart and stomach until you realize that you’re so full, you can’t possibly take another bite.  But you do.  And then you end up with a stomach ache.  Okay, so maybe you’re a lot smarter than I am and you don’t overeat, but I just can’t say no to spicy goodness, topped with cheese, paired with some buttery rolls.

slow cooker chili

I have to share a little something with you guys – just years ago (maybe like 3) I never even tried Chili.  That’s right.  Never in my first 26 or so years did I take a bite of Chili, primarily because, well, no one makes it in Russia.  I also have never had (and probably never will) peanut butter, cereal, or bagels.  We did, however, havePelmeniBorsch, and caviar.  I guess with every culture you learn a little more about food – and I don’t mean just the way to prepare it.  You learn about the ingredients too.

I remember the first time that Jon introduced me to an artichoke and I reciprocated by showing him a pomegranate.  He’s also tried to convince me to have peanut butter (not happening) and I’ve been trying to get him to eat a persimmon (also totally not happening).

slow cooker chili

But that’s not the point.  The point is that I now love Chili.  And bagels.  And cereal.  But not peanut butter.

This one is packed full of all sorts of healthy stuff like turkey, celery, corn, tomatoes, and chilies.  I know you’re dying to get your grubby little hands all over it.

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