Low-Fat Chili Recipe

Here in Ohio, there is a chill in the air in the evenings.  This means only one thing – fall is almost here!  And we all know a hearty soup warms the bodies and souls of our loved ones. Janelle, from Comfy in the Kitchen, is here today with the perfect Low-Fat Chili recipe to serve our families.
This Chili is so good, you won’t even notice that it is low in fat! I served this recently when friends came over for a bible study … they had no clue I substituted ground turkey for traditional Italian Sausage! When they found out it was low in fat, they had a second helping to make up for the calories (haha!) 
Enjoy! ~Janelle 
Extra Lean Ground Beef, Lean Turkey Italian Sausage
Slice the casting on the Turkey Sausage
Simply remove the ground Italian Turkey from the casting
Cook ground beef and turkey Italian Sausage in a large skillet- when cooked through, drain in strainer and set aside.
In the same skillet add chopped onion, celery, green and red peppers
1 can each: Kidney Beans, Great Northern Beans, Black Beans, 2 cans crushed tomatoes, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 packet of chili seasoning.
Place all beans in a strainer, drain and rinse well.
Place all of these ingredients in a large pot on the stove (medium heat)
Season with cinnamon, sugar, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, salt and pepper
If you like more “heat” add a dash of Tobasco
Let simmer on stove for 2 hours (you may also place in the crock pot for 6 hours)
Serve with green onions, a tablespoon of low-fat sour cream and a sprinkle of finely shredded cheddar cheese. Mmmmm….
Low-Fat Chili
Ingredients:
1 lb Extra Lean Ground Beef
1 Package of Turkey Italian Sausage Links
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped red pepper
1 cup chopped green pepper
1 15 oz can Great Northern Beans
1 15 oz can Black Beans
1 15 oz can Kidney Beans
2 28 oz cans crushed tomatoes
1 28oz can diced tomatoes
1 packet of Chili seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp Chili powder
1/4 tsp Cumin
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp Tobasco (optional)
(chopped green onions, finely shredded cheddar cheese, low-fat sour cream)
Directions:
  • Remove castings from Turkey Italian Sausage.
  • In a large skillet on medium-high heat cook ground beef and turkey until done.
  • Drain and set aside in strainer.
  • Chop celery, onion, red and green peppers and saute in same skillet for about 5 mins.
  • Open all cans of beans and place in strainer and rinse well.
  • In a large pot on the stove (medium heat) add all of these ingredients.
  • Next add all the seasonings: Chili packet, garlic powder, cinnamon, chili powder, cumin, sugar, salt, pepper, and Tobasco.
  • Let simmer on stove for 2 hours.
  • You may also make this in the Crock Pot (6 hours).
  • Garnish with chopped green onions, a tablespoon of low-fat sour cream, and a sprinkle of finely shredded cheddar cheese.

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Thank you so much Janelle for this recipe!
Walk with the King,
Courtney

This recipe was first featured over at Comfy In The Kitchen:

Janelle

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. She absolutely loves to cook and typically has an audience of 3 children, pulled up on chairs, taking turns pouring ingredients into bowls. Her spiritual gifts are a mix of “hospitality and evangelism” and is here in the center of God’s will hoping to help you get a little more “comfy in your kitchen”! You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog.

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Today’s recipe comes from the Women Living Well Conference Director – Katina!

3 years ago, Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen introduced me to her friend Katina and like Janelle – she has a servants heart of gold!

Katina , her husband, and two sweet children.

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” -1 Corinithians 10:31

Katina writes:

About fifteen years ago, I started feeling lightheaded and dizzy and was tired all the time. I went to a doctor regarding this and had all kinds of medical tests done. Everything came back normal, and the doctor told me basically that it was in my mind and that she could refer me to a psychologist. I knew that is not what I needed, so I continued to pray for guidance and wisdom.

One day I was listening to a Christian radio program and a local doctor was talking about hidden food sensitivities. He stated that a lot of our physical ailments stem from the foods we eat. I was pretty much willing to try anything at this point since I had been having these symptoms for over seven months.

I made an appointment with this doctor and he did some blood work, which revealed MANY food sensitivities. The main ones were sugar, dairy, & wheat….which was in everything I was eating!! I then began to educate myself in this area, and completely revamped my diet. I became a label reader and discovered how many different names are used for these foods. I also realized that anything that said ‘enriched’ or ‘hydrogenated’ stayed in me for days and made me feel a lot worse.

I came up with many wonderful recipes…like these oatmeal raisin treats….that were not only healthy, but tasted great! It took about one month and then I started to feel AMAZING…and all my symptoms were gone! Praise God!! The doctor told me that I needed to keep these foods out of my diet for nine months, and then I could slowly start to reintroduce them back into my diet…but in moderation. But that’s the part that I’ve always struggled with….moderation.

Growing up in an Italian family definitely does not help in that area lol! During most of my family gatherings we had lots and lots of food around us all the time. And this is what I thought was ‘normal’ for most of my life. I know how to eat healthy…..how to read ingredients….how to stay fit….however, I don’t have good self-control. For the next couple of months I am focusing on renewing my mind and spirit in this area. This recipe is great to have so that I can satisfy my sweet tooth in a healthy way. I hope it helps you as well!

God Bless, Katina.

Oatmeal Rasin Cookies
Oats, oat flour, canola oil, honey, rasins and cinnamon
Combine all ingredients
Place on a cookie sheet- is this not the greatest? Someone is cooking in my home and it isn’t me?! lol!
Heaping tablespoons
Bake for 10-15 mins until golden brown.
Yummm… they are a little more gooey than a typical cookie and ohhh, so good!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

(with NO sugar, dairy or wheat)
1 Cup of Oats ∙1 Cup of Oat Flour ∙ ½ Cup Canola Oil ∙ ¼ Cup Raw Honey

2 tsp Cinnamon ∙ ½ Cup Raisins

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Drop by spoonful onto cookie sheet. Bake for about 10-15 minutes. After removing from the oven, continue to let them sit on the cookie sheet to harden or you can eat them all gooey with a fork☺

Thank you so much Katina and Janelle!

Walk with the King,

This recipe was first featured over at Comfy In The Kitchen:

Janelle

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. She absolutely loves to cook and typically has an audience of 3 children, pulled up on chairs, taking turns pouring ingredients into bowls. Her spiritual gifts are a mix of “hospitality and evangelism” and is here in the center of God’s will hoping to help you get a little more “comfy in your kitchen”! You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog.

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Dinner Party Gift Ideas for the Hostess

dinner party gift ideas for the hostess

 

Hosting a dinner party is a lot of work. And if the hostess has not asked you to bring a covered dish, it is always nice if you show up with a little something to bless her.

You could bring:

  • Flowers
  • Your favorite drink
  • Something monogrammed
  • A coffee mug
  • A pretty candle
  • A kitchen tool
  • A vase
  • A recipe book
  • A gift basket
  • A plant
  • A coffee table book
  • A gift card
  • Gourmet Olive Oil
  • Gourmet Cheese
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Throw blanket
  • Pastries from a local bakery for her breakfast the next morning

 

OR …This!

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A beautiful glass water pitcher filled with Lemons and Limes!  This was such a fun surprise to receive from Janelle – aka Miss Comfy In the Kitchen –>>

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Janelle showed up at my house a few years ago with this gift in hand and I took pictures and meant to post it …

someday.

But someday never came.

So last Wednesday I posted her Homemade Freshly Squeezed Lemonade Recipe

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and that is when I remembered that I first saw this recipe when she gave me this gift – because attached to this beautiful glass pitcher was the recipe!

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Isn’t that a great idea!  So there you go! The next time you are invited to a friends house for dinner – surprise your hostess with this gift (click here to get the recipe).  You are sure to receive a smile and a hug!

 

Chime In: What do you take when you are invited to a friend’s home for dinner? Share your creative ideas with us!

Walk with the King!

Courtney

Janelle

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. She absolutely loves to cook and typically has an audience of 3 children, pulled up on chairs, taking turns pouring ingredients into bowls. Her spiritual gifts are a mix of “hospitality and evangelism” and is here in the center of God’s will hoping to help you get a little more “comfy in your kitchen”! You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog.

You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com
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Freshly Squeezed Homemade Lemonade

Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen has the perfect Freshly Squeezed Homemade Lemonade recipe for cooling off during the hot dog days of summer!

She writes:

Who doesn’t love a nice cool glass of freshly squeezed lemonade on a hot Summer’s day? Sure, you can make the mix {I’m okay with that, really!} But, nothing takes the place of homemade. This recipe is easy and delicious~ I just couldn’t pass up sharing it with you. Enjoy often with friends and family…

Just 3 ingredients. Lemons, water and sugar. This is hot water with sugar disolving.

I have a very basic juicer that does a great job….

My little girl LOVES to help….so sweet!

She’s such a good big sister… teaching her little sister how to juice lemons ;)

Look at all of that freshly squeezed lemon juice! So refreshing!!!

Add it to the hot sugar water, then add cold water, ice and lemon slices.

Enjoy! Ahhhh…..

Freshly Squeezed Lemonade
Prep time: 
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1 cup hot tap water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Juice from 5-6 lemons
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 1 cup ice
Instructions
  1. Stir hot water and sugar together, let dissolve.
  2. Juice 5-6 lemons and slice an extra lemon to place in lemonade.
  3. Add lemon juice and sliced lemon to sugar water, add cold water and ice. Stir.
  4. Serve cold!

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 Thank you Janelle – a glass of cool lemonade is SO refreshing!

Walk with the King!

 

Janelle

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. She absolutely loves to cook and typically has an audience of 3 children, pulled up on chairs, taking turns pouring ingredients into bowls. Her spiritual gifts are a mix of “hospitality and evangelism” and is here in the center of God’s will hoping to help you get a little more “comfy in your kitchen”! You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog.

You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com
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Summer Corn and Potato Chowder

Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen has the perfect Summer Corn and Potato Chowder Soup recipe for us!
Janelle writes:
This is one of my husband’s and my favorite soups…I changed it to suit the ingredients I had on hand. You won’t want to pass this one up my friends….it is so good that my husband takes the left overs to work the next day (which is typically unheard of for him).
A fantastic recipe right now when corn is IN season!
Shuck fresh corn on the cob
Rinse corn and get rid of all silk
Quarter baby red potatoes.
Dice onions.
With a knife-slice the corn off the cob.
You may end up cutting kernels unevenly-don’t worry about it.
Saute butter in large pot, add onions and garlic
Then add flour, salt and pepper – this will make a paste on your onions.
Add milk, broth, cream, corn, and potatoes.
Place 3 corn on the cobs (with kernels off) in the soup for an extra corny taste. This really “makes it”. Cover and let simmer for 20 mins until the potatoes are tender.
I added seasoned salt and pepper on top.
You will LOVE this!
Summer Corn and Red Potato Chowder
(makes about 8 servings)
6 medium ears of corn, husks and silk removed
4 Tbsp butter
1 medium onion diced
1 garlic clove chopped (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
2 Tbsp all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 lb baby red potatoes
2 cans (14 1/2 oz each) low sodium chicken broth
1 cup half and half
1 cup milk
1. Cut kernels from corn cobs and save 3 of the “cornless cobs”
2. In a large pot heat butter on med-high.
3. Add onions and saute about 5 mins until tender.
4. Add garlic and then stir in flour, salt, and pepper.
5. Stir in potatoes, corn, corncobs, broth, half and half, and milk.
6. Cover and let boil for 20 mins until potatoes are tender.
7. Discard cobs and enjoy!

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 Thank you SO much Janelle!!!

Walk with the King,

 

 

Janelle

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. She absolutely loves to cook and typically has an audience of 3 children, pulled up on chairs, taking turns pouring ingredients into bowls. Her spiritual gifts are a mix of “hospitality and evangelism” and is here in the center of God’s will hoping to help you get a little more “comfy in your kitchen”! You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog.

You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com
Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen
Follow her on Twitter at ComfynKitchen