Chili Weather Inspires Dinner

Low thirties temperature makes me want to make soup or chili, some sort of stew.  And devour it, too.

A pot of something simmering on a low flame, creating a welcoming aroma when you enter the house.

Dinner was chili and beans with a side of brown rice on the adjacent burner.  It’s time to pull out that Cold-Weather Cooking  cookbook that my sister uses (author Sarah Leah Chase).

Tonight I used grass fed beef,  sauteéd with organic onion and garlic from my brother in Okanogan Washington. Last weekend , I’d replaced my chili powder with a new glass jar of organic chili powder.

Earlier today a friend had posted an article about the 8 Foods Experts Won’t Eat and I remembered the article and got worried about the canned tomatoes (I used the Fire Roasted Muir Glen Organic Crushed Tomatoes) and wondered if  the acidity of the tomatoes had leached the can lining into them but ate the chili anyway.  Not sure if they use liner with BPA in it or not.  I read they have a non GMO commitment  so surely they don’t line their cans with the bad stuff.

You could lose your appetite if you think about things deeply.

What is safe to eat these days?  Is there any way to totally avoid the pesticides, preservatives, additives and  harmful chemicals and the genetic modification nightmare?

I’m trying.

Chili and beans on stove

11 thoughts on “Chili Weather Inspires Dinner

  1. Looks delicious. People are living to very old age, so what we eat must not be too bad.

  2. Made chili twice recently. The good ground beef seems to be important. Usually Whole Foods or Mish Meats is our choice. I also used the canned Muir Glen Tomatoes combined with Pomi Crushed Tomatoes from a box. Don’t know if the box is better than the can.?? We like pinto beans (or sometimes cannelli beans) instead of kidney beans. I can eat chili any time, and yours looks tempting!!! Yum!

  3. Serious Yummm. Always enjoy your food pics, and the food itself makes my mouth water. Stay warm Ruth.

  4. Being “healthy” can be such an unexpected challenge! You’re doing your best, and that’s all you can do. I hope you enjoyed your meal!

  5. Like you, Ruth, this is the season for soups, stews, and chili. Their aroma fills the kitchen and you feel warmer just by smelling it. I, too, try to make healthy choices but, no matter how hard I try, I’m always behind. Somewhere there’s a study being published that will call into question a previous one’s findings. I just keep plugging away, hoping for the best but if they come out with a study that says cigarettes are good for you, I swear I’ll kill somebody! 🙂

  6. Your chili is missing something that we, here in the “South”, add to our chili – spaghetti!!

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