I know it has been awhile since my last blog, but as I explained before; though I’m a chef I’m a writer just the same. My creativity needs to be motivated- that includes my paintings, and my dishes.
Most would consider me a hopeless romantic. I find when I’m in love or like I create some of the most interesting visual scenes with the stroke of my brush on a bare canvas or a touch of a rare simplistic spice to a dish. Art and food alike does something to my mind, my body and my soul. It’s a non physical orgasm that explodes in me.
Today though as I sit home alone relaxing with self, I’m neither in love or like with one in particular. I am however in love with what this year has in store for me. So alone with my thoughts I was motivated, motivated by self-further sending me on a creative binge.
So tonight for my mental overdose I have my 36x36 canvas and oil medium, a bottle of South African Bordeaux 98’ and a bowl of tasty Turkey Chili.
Yeah I think I pretty much got this year covered…
Happy New Year, May all your dreams come true this year… I know I making sure mine do….
1 ½ pound ground turkey
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes
1 (15 1/2-ounce) can kidney beans w sauce
Sliced scallions, cilantro, sour cream grated Cheddar cheese, and tortilla chips
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, chopped/ 1 tablespoon minced in bottles
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 med jalapeno Pepper, sliced
1 teaspoon sugar
salt for taste
Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, onion, chili powder, and oregano; cook, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and the Jalapeno Pepper; cook 1 minute more. Add the turkey, breaking it up, and cook until the meat is light brown, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes sugar and beans; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thick, about 10 minutes.
Serve and garnish with sliced scallions, cilantro, sour cream grated cheddar cheese, and tortilla chips