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Midday Fix: Maria Marlowe makes super food chili

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Maria Marlowe

www.mariamarlowe.com

Super Food Chili

Ingredients:

3-4 Tbs. olive oil
3/4 cup yellow onion, diced
4 cloves garlic
1 cup carrot, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1 jalapeno, diced
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp chipotle Chile powder
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
2 bay leaves
1 16 oz jar favorite salsa
2 cups veggie broth
2 15 oz cans chili beans (or choose a mix of pinto, kidney, and/or black beans)
1/2 cup of portabella mushrooms, diced
salt, to taste

Directions:
Heat pot over medium heat, add oil to coat bottom of pot. Saute onion for 3-4 minutes, until soft but not browned. Add garlic, and cook another 1-2 minutes. Next add the carrot, celery, and jalapeño, stirring well to coat in the oil. Cook about 7 minutes. Next, add all spices (except salt), salsa, and beans, and stir well. Add 1 cup of broth, allowing cooking down and for the liquid to be mostly absorbed, about 7 minutes. Add the additional cup of broth, and mushrooms if using, and continue cooking for another 8-12 minutes, until carrots and celery are soft, but not mushy. Salt to taste.

My super food additions include:

Turmeric:
Research has shown this super spice exhibits antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and even anti-cancer properties.  It is a staple in India and Ayurvedic medicine.

Mushrooms:
Mushrooms, which are used as medicine in Traditional Chinese Medicine, support and improve immune system function. In this recipe, they are used to replace meat and at least one study show that replacing meat with 1 cup of mushrooms aids in weight loss.

Beans:
The humble bean is most definitely a super food, thanks to its unique nutritional profile. High in protein and fiber, beans keep you satiated. They are packed with B vitamins and iron, as well as a variety of photochemical associated with a lower cancer risk. Studies also show people who eat legumes regularly not only lower their risk of heart disease, but shrink their waistline as well.

 

Maria also showed how you can superfood Bold Organic Pizza with great additions which makes a quick and simple meal.  Add kale, spinach or mushrooms.

www.Boldorganics.com

Make a warm sangria by filling a crock pot with organic grapes and add cinnamon sticks, fresh ginger and cloves; heat up to your liking.  For more information about Eppa SuperFruta Sangria:

http://eppasangria.com/