All tagged heart healthy

White Bean Chicken Chili

So I don't know about anyone else in the Greensboro area, but the big snow storm was a bit underwhelming. All of the build up and anticipation, all the milk and bread buying, all of the news watching....and I can still see grass.

I do love it though when we have a snow event, even though it is usually fraught with unjustified chaos. It is fun and exciting and I gladly participate in the madness...to some extent anyway.

One of my favorite things to do when we are going to get "snowed in" is to make a big pot of white bean chili. It is one of Jeff's favorite things for me to do also, I think he would rank this recipe in his top 5 all time favorites of things I make. You know how you have some recipes that you have made enough that they just become part of you? You don't need a recipe, you may even make it kind of different every time because you don't measure. This is one of those recipes for me. So when I made it last night, I made sure you take note of some measurements so that I could share it with you all today.

Good-Ness talk about something that there is a lot to choose from on the grocery shelf!

There are your run of the mill oils - canola, vegetable, corn, olive, and then there are your fancy-shmancy oils - avocado, grapeseed, sesame, rapeseed to name just a few. And then… there is coconut oil. Ahhh the oil of the hour. Coconut oil really deserves its own post since it is pretty much recommended to be used for everything from cooking our stir fry in, to moisturizing our calloused feet, to correcting our under eye wrinkles and fixing our damaged hair. Did I just mention cooking food and calloused feet in the same sentence!? I digress.