Saturday, October 4, 2008

Flow Food

Yay! Offspring #2 is home for the weekend, and I made dinner last night in a new category! It definitely wasn't fast food but it certainly wasn't slow food either, so I decided to name the "hybrid" flow food (as in 'go with the flow' I guess!)

Anyway, I ended up making chili in the crock pot, adapted from a recipe I found in the Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly cookbook.

Warning: I am not known for my culinary skills! But this is what I made:

I'll call it Flow Food Chili:

1 1/4 lb. ground buffalo (natural and sustainably raised!) It came from here.
1 -- 27 oz. can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 -- 14 1/2 oz. can low-sodium diced tomatoes, undrained
1 -- 14 1/2 oz. can roasted garlic diced tomatoes, undrained
1 -- 8 oz. can tomato sauce (woo hoo! found an organic one!)
1 medium size organic onion, chopped
1 organic green bell pepper, chopped
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. black pepper

1. Brown buffalo in nonstick skillet; sing Home on the Range while doing so.
2. Place in slow cooker.
3. Add all ingredients. Stir.
4. Cover. Cook on high 4 hours or on low 8-10 hours.
5. Garnish individual servings with shredded cheese if you like.

For dessert...
Alden's "Organic All Natural" Vanilla Bean ice cream; topped with fresh blueberries and raspberries from our yard. Alden's is an Oregon company so they are kinda sorta almost local-ish. Here's Hubby with the ice cream and berries:

Buffalo pic at top taken by me in So. Dak. a couple of summers ago.


Hot Cup Lutheran said...

yum-o-licious! (except the beans) i have to do beanless chili... or uhm "flow food" has a whole new meaning... heh heh

Barbara B. said...

yikes! :)

Rev SS said...

*lol* at HC ... as you know I'd have to leave out the garlic too ... I am impressed by your efforts tho' (and love the new pic of you) Now tell us, did you really find the buffalo meat in a local store, or have to order direct from the ranch?

Barbara B. said...

rev ss, they have a good selection of buffalo at Fred Meyer -- at least right now. I don't know if they stock it year round or not. (Actually, they have a pretty decent organic section these days.)

Laura said...

Next time you cook something like this, sing "She'll be comin' round the mountain" never know who might show up!

Looks yummmmyyy

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I love chili, but we make ours with ground turkey. I don't think I've ever eaten buffalo.

(BTW, cute husband.)

Barbara B. said...

laura, come on by! :)

thanks, ruth :)

dust bunny said...

not sure about the buffalo, but hubby's ice cream looks delicious.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Not a vegetarian, but I'll pass on the buffalo.

Now that ice cream, I'll have two helpings of that!

David said...

Didn't even see you had posted this - good stuff :)