Posts Tagged ‘oregano’

Vegetable Chili

In Comfort Food, Entrees, Leftovers on February 24, 2011 at 1:25 am

As you all already know, I LOVE chili and I really LOVE when there are a lot of leftovers. I normally make my chili with some kind of meat, but this was just too good a recipe to pass up. My friend, Steph sent me this recipe and I just had to give it a try. Check out the ingredients I used:

Ingredients

I started by adding all the canned ingredients (jalapeno peppers, garbanzo beans and the whole tomatoes) to the crockpot. Then, I added the garlic, cumin, salt, oregano and chili pepper.

Canned Good and Spices

Next, I set to work chopping up the red pepper.

Red Pepper

Once the red pepper was chopped and added to the crockpot I added the thinly sliced zucchini.

Add the Zucchini

The last item to go in was the chopped onion.

Onions In

I cooked the chili on low for 7 hours, and then topped with cheese before serving.

Ready to Serve

This was delicious, and despite the fact that I was concerned that it wouldn’t be spicy enough since there was no hot sauce in the recipe. This was an amazing treat! I was really glad to have changed up my traditional chili recipe. This was a definite…

Bon Appetit!

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Olive Oil and Lemon Marinade

In Entrees on February 9, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Most of the marinades I use are the result of me throwing ingredients in a pan and seeing what happens, this was no different. I decided I wanted to make some chicken for dinner on my spiffy George Foreman grill, and that I wanted to use olive oil in the marinade instead of a thick sauce. This thought process lead me to my spice rack, which lead me to this ingredient list:

Ingredients

Once I had trimmed the chicken breasts, I added the olive oil and lemon juice. Once the chicken was coated I distributed the oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper evenly over the chicken.

Marinade

I got started later in the afternoon with this process so I only left the chicken in the marinade for 4 hours, I would have preferred 6 hours. After 2 hours I turned the chicken to make sure it was marinating evenly.

Ready to Grill

Once, the chicken was done marinating, which in this case was when I was hungry for dinner I placed it on my George Foreman grill and it grilled evenly for about 4 minutes. The result was a real…

Bon Appetit!

Grilled Chicken