I’ve been keeping myself very busy taking lots of pictures here in Chicago and will post them all here. I’ll start with Chicago’s beautiful architecture. You can click the images for larger versions. Also, be sure to check out all my photography on flickr.
The Aqua Building.
The Wrigley Building.
The John Hancock Building and Magnificent Mile.
The Chicago River from Michigan Ave.
Chicago skyline from South Loop.
Diversey Harbor with Chicago skyline.
East Lakeview, Chicago.
Diversey Harbor in winter.
Lincoln Park houses.
A view from the L.
Lincoln Park, Chicago
The moon over Lake Michigan.
A street in Lincoln Park.
Tiffany ceiling at The Cultural Center, Chicago.
Garfield Park Conservatory.
Jay Pritzker Pavillion in Millennium Park.
Under a train bridge.
Vintage apartment building in Lincoln Park.
I found this yummy recipe when I was organizing/cleaning out my computer. No pics, sorry!
Super Foods Chili
This recipe makes a TON. Like a whole huge stock pot full.
Heat 2T olive oil in a large pot.
Add 2 medium chooped onions and cook on medium for about 10 minutes.
Add 2 chopped red, yellow or orange bell peppers.
Add 3- 4 minced garlic cloves.
Add 1 1/2 t dried oregano.
Add 1 1/2 t ground cumin.
Cook around 10 minutes, stirring to make sure it doesn’t burn or stick.
Take the mixture out of the pan and set it aside.
Put 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey into pan.
Cook till totally browned, making sure to break it all up well.
Stir in 1/4 C chili powder.
Also add 1 T cocoa powder, 2 bay leaves, 1/4 t ground cinnamon, some salt and some pepper.
Add the veggie mixture back in with the turkey.
Add 1 large can diced tomatoes and their juice.
Add 2 T tomato paste.
Add 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth.
Bring to boil, then simmer for 45 minutes or so.
Add 3 cans white beans drained and rinsed.
Cook on very low at least 15 more minutes or till you are ready to eat it- the longer the better- I sometimes cook it for several hours. Make sure you stir it a lot or it can burn on the bottom.
Discard bay leaves before serving.
This doesn’t have much of a hot kick to it which I tend to like. If I were in the mood I would have either added some salsa to it when I cooked the veggie portion, or to taste toward the end or even after it is cooked and in the bowl as a topping. Just depends on if you like it to be kicky/hot or not. You can also top it with plain yogurt, cilantro and avocado for even more super foodness.
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