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Super Food for One Awesome Super Bowl!

2011 February 8
by Dylan
Any given year, one sporting event captivates American households far more than any other showing–the Super Bowl. And hell, it’s an awful lot more significant when one of your teams is playing in it. To take that even further–it becomes the ultimate occurrence when the team you happen to root for wins. And so, before anything else, let me simply exclaim: 

GREEN BAY PACKERS, SUPER BOWL XLV CHAMPIONS. GO PACK GO! 

Alright, now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s talk food. This year, we had a nice smorgasbord of food–green and yellow (get it?) fruit, brownies, chili and a few appetizers. I was responsible for the chili and, what was surprisingly the most popular appetizers–roasted garlic with pita bread. The chili was a very hearty, healthy dish loaded with flavor, spice and really fresh ingredients, while the garlic was essentially a really light side dish that could be spread on the pita. So, let’s throw out some recipes:

Roasted Garlic w/ Pita

– 2 bulbs of garlic
– 2 tsp. olive oil
– whole wheat pitas
  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F
  2. Cut off the top of each bulb so the cloves are exposed and put 1tsp of olive oil on top of each. Let it soak in for 2 minutes
  3. Line a small, glass dish with tin foil.
  4. Place the bulbs in the dish/sheet and cover it with foil
  5. Place in the oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the garlic is slightly browned and some of the cloves are popping out
  6. Grab a knife, pry out one of the cloves, spread it on the pita and enjoy!

Heart-Healthy Turkey Chili

– 1-2lbs ground turkey
– 1 large onion, chopped
– 4-6 cloves garlic, minced
– 1t Cumin
– 3T Chili Powder
– 1 green bell pepper
– 1-2 jalapeño peppers (adjust on level of spiciness) 
– ½t pepper 
– 1t salt
– 1 28oz can crushed tomatoes
– 2t Worcestershire sauce
– 1 Can Black beans (drained)
– 1 Can Kidney beans (drained)
– 8oz frozen corn
  1. Mash together the meat, onions and garlic in a pot and cook on medium-high until cooked through.
  2. Add in the spices, peppers and a little over half the can of crushed tomatoes. Simmer for one hour.
  3. After the hour is up, add in the beans and corn. Heat through for fifteen minutes.
  4. Serve with sour cream and the sharpest cheddar cheese you can find (I love Cabot’s Private Stock)


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