This is an old recipe from back in my paleo eating days. Bean, grain free and dairy free. My old recipe was delicious, but it wasn’t written as a proper recipe should be written and the photos were really not good.. like at all.. so 5 years later, here I am making it better and giving it a total make-over!
This recipe is low key the beginning of my and Jericho’s love story.. We had worked together at The Keg for about a year when he asked me to go on a coffee date. Not being interested in getting into a relationship, but being the single and free to do whatever the hell I want, I said yes because he’s handsome and has a beard.. so why not! So anyways, we meet up for our first date at a cute coffee shop in the most hipster area of the city which went so well that we decided to extend our 2 hr paid parking because we didn’t want to stop hanging out and afterwards, we said goodbye and went on our separate ways. I wanted to text him to talk, but I was holding out because shit homie..I ain’t desperate! Maybe it was about a day and a half or two days later when Jericho texted me a photo of this chili that he had made from my blog and commented how delicious it was.
How freaking cute, right? He went home after our date, looked at all the little tiny details of my blog and made a recipe. Let me just say, that’s a pretty good way to break the ice after a first date and make! 4 years later, we are living together, learning food photography and redesigning my entire website together. He supports me when I get frustrated at technology and is extra patient when I’m being a little sassy, and he gets to eat all the food that I make. Good deal, right? Happy ever after.
This chili is delicious and great for those following a paleo diet, or who are celiac, allergic to gluten or have an intolerance, or those who just want to give their digestive system a little break from beans or grains. It is also nourishing to the gut, as the use of bone broth is very healing and helps to repair leaky gut caused from inflammation, allergies or disease.
Kale is a lovely addition and is very detoxifying, filled with fibre and is great for supporting bone, liver, and blood health. If you’re down for it, add a little extra!
- feel free to substitute another kind of bitter green such as collard or spinach instead of kale!
- can use lean ground beef instead of turkey
Deliciously Spicy Sweet Potato, Kale & Turkey Chili
- May 17, 2020
- 1 hr
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- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/4-1/2 tsp chili flakes
- 1 tbsp chilli powder
- 1 lb ground turkey, lean
- 1 medium yellow onion, small diced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper, ground
- 1 798ml can diced tomatoes
- 1 156ml can tomato paste
- 4 C sweet potato, peeled and small diced
- 2 C chicken broth
- 1 C cilantro, chopped
- 4 C kale, chopped
- Step 1
- In a large stockpot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add spices and mix in the oil. Cook for 1 minute, then add turkey, onions, garlic and salt. Cook until the turkey is cooked (about 10 minutes), then add canned tomatoes, tomato paste, sweet potato and broth.
- Step 2
- Bring to simmer and cook until sweet potato is tender (about 30 minutes, depending of size).
- Step 3
- When the sweet potato is cooked, add chopped cilantro and kale to the chili and cook for 5-10 minutes, until kale is wilted. Garnish with fresh cilantro or sour cream and enjoy!