Sorry I have been missing in action everyone but I have been swamped with stuff all relating to the cookbooks. Good news is we are about a month away from the launch of the e-cookbook which I’m very excited about. I have been busy working with Heidi from Foodie Crush on everything and I’m soooooo excited to finally share what we have been working on behind the scenes here. Stay tuned to more details as we get a little closer. And I may share some sneak peak pictures as we get closer too so stay tuned. If you follow me on Instagram (multiplydelicious) than you may have already seen some sneak peak photo’s of both cookbooks. Find me so you can see or just so you can see a sneak peak into my crazy crossfit, paleo, mommy life.
Last week I spent a lot of time on my Facebook page answering your questions. I had a lot of fun doing that, thank you to those of you who had questions. After the deadlines are behind me I hope to do that more often. I asked a question today on the facebook page because I’m debating re-branding the site. I have gone back and forth about if with the re-branding I change the name of the site. Thoughts? Yes….No? You are probably asking why, right? Well when I started Multiply Delicious I wasn’t Paleo by any means but as you all know I am now and it’s changed my life. So much so that I want to help others on their Paleo journey. Hence the reason why I got my Holistic Nutrition Certification. I want to grow the site and focus it more towards paleo seasonal whole foods….which has me considering change the name a little to help in describing the new “brand”. I have received great feedback on the facebook page but if you don’t follow me there (you should, ha) then let me know what you think in the comments below. Do I keep Multiply Delicious or is a new name in need? Or perhaps shorten Multiply Delicious to MD? As you can tell I’m torn about this and need your help! After all you are the readers.
Now let’s talk about chili!!! It’s been rainy and gray here in Charlotte and I was in need of some comfort food in the form of some spicy chili. To be honest I haven’t made chili since going Paleo. When I think of chili I think of the kind before I went Paleo that had a whole bunch of beans. As you know, beans are a no no with a Paleo lifestyle. Wanting to keep the same texture beans provide with chili I decided to add some vegetables like zucchini, carrots, and sweet potatoes. Now you can totally play around with the vegetables you like but these were in my kitchen and I just so happen to think they rocked in this chili, but again I’ll leave that up to you guys on what veggie you want to throw in. I highly recommend topping the chili with some diced avocado! The avocado takes it to a whole new level.
Enjoy the chili everyone! And let me know about your thoughts on the name.
Paleo Veggie Beef Chili
2 tablespoons bacon grease (or coconut oil)
1 small yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves (small in size), finely diced
1 pound grass-fed beef
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoons cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 zucchini, diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 – 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1 avocado, diced (optional)
Place a large pot over medium-high heat and add oil to heat. Add diced onion and garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes or until onion are translucent. Add beef and break up into crumbles as it cooks. Cook beef until no longer pink in color. Add chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, oregano, sea salt, cayenne pepper, diced zucchini, diced carrots, diced sweet potato, can of crushed tomatoes, and chicken broth and stir to combine. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add cilantro and stir to incorporate.
Serve chili with diced avocado.
Makes about 6-8 servings