I know it’s a bit early for the fall back in my hometown of LA, but here in downtown Vancouver, the skies are grey, the cruise ships are no longer docked in the harbor and at Granville Island, all of the hustle and bustle of the summer crowds are gone. I can’t say that I’m sad to see them go, because I am absolutely loving the calm and quiet and my morning chats with the local vendors and not feeling like a salmon swimming upstream to get my morning marketing done. While the vendors are sad to see them go, I am just giddy inside 🙂 I love the Granville Marketplace. In moving to a new city, it’s a place of comfort for me as I sip my extra hot almond milk latte from my favorite coffee stand, “Le Petit Ami”…delightful and the way I end every shopping excursion there!
With fall in the air, the weather has definitely taken a turn and it’s nippy, windy, drizzly and we’ve been starting the wet weather here, which means bring on the hot meals…especially chili!!!
With that said, I am a HUGE fan of a hot bowl of chili. I love chili with beans, but sometimes the beans don’t agree with me or with E and there’s nothing worse than being in a meeting at work having a nice hot bowl of chili in your belly and those beans NOT agreeing with you. So, this is my version of chili that WILL agree with you and there are no worries about the beans. Also, some of you may be living the Paleo lifestyle or a diet that does not allow legumes of any sort, so this is a great mix of a turkey and veggies giving it that chunky chili feel. I use 50% veggies, and 50% turkey, and you can spice it up or down, however you like it!
You can, of course, top it with sour cream and shredded cheese, or without as pictured above. It’s really a great base to add whatever is in your fridge at any given moment. Sometimes I add some BBQ sauce to it or hot sauce to add a bit of kick or a different flavor. Truly, it’s your call as to what you want to do. Like I said, it’s a great base for other ingredients you can add.
Click here for the recipe.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Happy Fall 🙂