One of my favorite kitchen pastimes is to recreate comfort food into a new food experience. Ultimately, my goal is to make the dishes even tastier, healthier, and plant-ier (I think I made that word up?!) … and to elevate them so they’re a slight bit fancier. That’s what I did here. And don’t worry, it’s not complicated even though it might look like it. It’s my newest take on chili cheese fries. Yep, it’s still carb-rich … but at least it’s 100% “good” carbs!
Every year I create a new chili recipe. This year I decided to have extra fun with it and make a party-friendly chili. The recipe is served up in personal-sized sourdough bread bowls. And yes, you can and should eat the bowl! The chili is a good-for-you bean lovers’ version along with my signature additions of cinnamon and fresh herbs. The bowls are topped with luscious cheese— Sargento® Deli Style Sliced Natural Sharp Cheddar Cheese, that is. To entertain in style, serve each of these cheese-laced “edible” chili bowls topped with Greek yogurt or sour cream. Don’t forget some jalapeño slices for a kick in the palate, too. Calories saved: 85 Did you know? Pasteurized Process Cheese Food, sometimes known...
(Click on photo for full-size image!) Makes 4 servings: 1 3/4 cups each I’m a big football buff! And what food goes best with gameday? Chili, of course. I’ve created one that’ll be sure to please every palate. It’s vegan … but you may not want to tell the guys beforehand! You can certainly serve it up with sour cream and Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese. But do try it without. I think you’ll find this intriguing chili—with the surprise additions of butternut squash and pumpkin pie spice—doesn’t need to be over-accessorized. The creamy avocado on top is a perfect finish. I love this recipe. Hope you do, too. Please let me know what you think! Calories Saved: 110
Makes 5 servings Football season … gotta love it! (Well, maybe if your team is doing well?) Football season food … gotta have it! But bench the 1000 calorie nachos and let your tastebuds tackle this playful platter instead. It seems extra cheesy from the orange sweet potato. And it’s extra tasty from the mélange of vibrant ingredients. A cheerful appetizer to cheer on your team … or your favorite reality show star, if you wish. Go Buckeyes! (I know, I know … my team is having a challenging season.) Calories Saved: 690