Brain Food

Check out this great  IIFYM article : 9 Foods That Are Beneficial for Cognitive Health.


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“The Best Turkey Chili You’ll Ever Taste”

I love the recipe from Eat Yourself Skinny, but I’ve adapted it slightly with my own twist.  Enjoy!

Prep time: 10 min. | Cook time: 1 hour 10 min. | Total: 1 hour 20 min.


  • 1 lb turkey, 99% lean
  • 1 TBSP cooking oil (lately I use coconut, but EVOO or another type is fine)
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1 Tbsp hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 cup red kidney beans (optional)
  • sour cream and/or shredded cheddar cheese (optional)


  1. Heat oil over medium heat in large sauce pan
  2. Cook onion and green pepper, about 3 minutes
  3. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes
  4. Add turkey meat, breaking into small chunks; cook until browned
  5. Transfer turkey and onion mixture to slow cooker and add all final ingredients (except sour cream or cheese); cook on low for approximately 3 hours
  6. Top with sour cream or cheese to serve

*Or, you can cook everything in a Dutch oven and make it a one-pot meal!