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It’s Getting Chili

January 20, 2011

When I left the student center today I was greeted with flurries of snow.

Now I’m staring out the library windows at a relentless downpour of snow!

It sure is pretty but I am NOT excited to walk to the bus stop at 7 PM.  Especially since I lost a glove today.  Yes, that’s 3 pairs of gloves lost in the past couple of months.  Don’t judge.

What I am looking forward to, however, is the chili I’ve got simmering away in my slow cooker as we speak.

If it looks like it’s about to overflow out of the pot, it’s because it is.

I used this Cooking Light recipe and realized it serves 15, with 1.5 cups per serving.  Party at my place!  Each serving clocks in at 124 calories.  Bottom line being that I can eat a ton and not feel guilty.

Hope it turns out good!

Breakfast did, at least.

Looks a little bland but I promise it was anything but.

Mix-ins included walnuts and cranberries.  I totally take back everything bad I’ve ever said about walnuts.  I thought I hated them but it turns out they’re pretty good!

Now about those pecans…

Topped with:

  • coconut butter (LOVE)
  • maple syrup
  • splash of almond milk (because I let my oatmeal sit for too long while I was dicing carrots and it got kinda dry)

This bowl rocked, despite the missing nut butter.

I’m ready for a repeat!

And I wouldn’t mind having another bowl of this soup either.

Joey made this last night.  It’s a bean, corn and quinoa chowder, compliments of Emily.

I thought is was so pretty.  If soup can be pretty.

This was my first time having red quinoa and I must say I really enjoyed the nuttier flavor.  The texture was a little different too or maybe I’m just imagining that.

I’ll be honest, I really wanted to salt this bad boy but I’m trying to cut back on how much salt I eat.  I usually add it to everything, including oatmeal, which I don’t think is all that weird!

The best part (well, besides the taste) was that I got to use my thermos!

Heated the soup chowder at 9:30 AM before I left for school and it was still hot when I ate it at 1 PM.  Awesome!

Looks like I’m in for quite the adventure getting home tonight.  Beanie has been on the bus for an hour and hasn’t gotten out of Boulder yet!!  Looks like I’ll be begging Joey to come pick me up 🙂

Happy Thursday.

 

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 20, 2011 9:10 AM

    Oh my goodness…that snowstorm yesterday was TERRIBLE. I was supposed to take my students bowling at the CU student center, and we didn’t even make it there. Instead, I spent a good 6 hours driving from Lafayette to Boulder and back…and we didn’t even do anything fun during that time. It honestly took me about two and a half hours just to drive around the CU campus (I coulda walked faster)! Gotta love Colorado and it’s crazy, freak snowstorms. NOT. Haha…

  2. January 20, 2011 10:04 AM

    Ooo did you put red quinoa in your chili? Great idea!

  3. January 20, 2011 10:36 AM

    I’m coming over for chili!! I have been craving it sooo bad lately! And that soup looks incredible! Hope you make it home ok tonight!!

  4. January 20, 2011 10:47 AM

    That chowder looks SO good! I think it’s hilarious you made that much chili because I did the same thing a few weeks ago. We must love chili at my house because it was gone in 3 days.

  5. January 20, 2011 5:45 PM

    I LOVE Chili…1 1/2 cups for 125 calories? Yeah…sign me up.

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