Frankenstorm Chili

I grew up in Colorado, so I am very accustom to bad snow storms and snow days. I never realized moving to East Coast those snow days would turn into hurricane days. Luckily, yesterday in preparation we ran to the grocery store and stalked up on food and most importantly wine!


Frankenstorm From My Latte’s View:

View from our apartment, strong winds and LOTS of rain.

Card games and to keep us occupied.

Catching up on a few of my magazines.

Warm coffee in my new NYC mug, yellow taxi on the back included!

Amazing shot of the incredible men protecting the tomb of the unknown solider. No matter the amount of wind or rain, they will stand guard.

Finally, the delicious Frankenstorm Chili recipe we made yesterday, which I highly suggest! Full of vegetables and low in sodium. It is a great way to stay healthy and on track while stuck inside!

Frankenstorm Chili: 


-1 lb Ground Turkey

-1 Onion, Diced (I used a Sweet Onion, Yellow is another great option)

-2 Zucchini, cut in rounds and halved

-2 Yellow Squash, cut in rounds and halved

-3 Carrots, cut in rounds

-2 Bell Peppers (any colors), diced

-3+ cloves of garlic, minced (I used a lot- I love garlic)

-2 cups of Water

-1 can of Adzuki/Aduki Beans, drained and rinsed

-2 cans of Diced Tomatoes, or do this on your own with fresh tomatoes

-2 tbsp. Chili Powder

-1/2 tsp. Paprika

-1/2 tsp. dried Oregano

-1/2 tsp. Ground Cayenne Pepper

-1/2 tsp. Ground Cumin

-Dash of Cinnamon

-1 packet of Stevia

-Sea Salt & Ground Pepper to taste


-Cook your Ground Turkey as you normally would

-After you have diced/chopped all of your veggies, including minced garlic, toss them all into a large cooking pot with your beans, tomatoes, and cooked ground turkey,

-Then add 2 cups of water

-Add all spices (Chili Powder, Paprika, Oregano, Cayenne Pepper, Cumin, cinnamon), packet of Stevia,  Sea Salt and Ground Pepper

-Bring to a boil and stir occasionally.

-Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes (stirring occasionally)

Pour self a glass of wine, make yourself a bowl of delicious chili and pop in an old episode of Friends and hunker down!

*Originally found Tenley Molzahn’s Sweet and Free Life Blog*


Hope everyone on the East Coast is staying safe and dry. Happy Friday, xox



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