I come from a long line of amazing cooks and chili is one of the first things my dad taught me how to make when I was first learning to cook. I’ve had a lot of practice since then and I can confidently boast that I am damn good at making chili. Today, I am going to pass the torch along to you.
Here is how to make basic chili and my secret add-in ingredients to create mind-blowing flavor layers. Prepare your tastebuds to be delighted…
Chili Recipe Guidelines & My Chili Recipe Secrets
Basic Chili Ingredients:
1 lb meat, I like to use Ground Turkey
2 big cans of Tomatoes
5-10 cloves of Garlic
1/4-1/2 cup Chili Powder, more to taste
2-4 tablespoons Tomato Paste
Other Seasonings like Seasoning Salt, Garlic Salt, Onion Powder & Pepper ~ Be creative!
1 can Chili Beans
1 can Kidney Beans
In a huge chili pot put a little bit of oil in the pan and caramelize onions & garlic.
Add raw meat, lots seasonings and cook.
Add Tomatoes and fill cans with water to add a few cans of tomatoe-y water to the chil.
Rinse and drain beans and add to chili.
Add tomato paste and more seasonings to taste.
Add optional secret ingredients.
7. Simmer as long as you’d like.
Serve with sweet cornbread or tortillas and enjoy!
*Tip You can freeze any leftovers in plastic tupperware containers for later.
Option Secret Ingredients:
* Add a can of Chipotle Chilis in their sauce. I just did this and it turned out so great.
* Beer! That’s right, a can of beer is my dad’s chili secret and now it can be yours too.
* Add any other fresh or ground chilis to create more flavor diversity.
Let me know how it goes and if you have any secret ingredients you like to put in your chili.
This weekend on Sunday, I’ll be teaching my first free yoga class in San Diego ever and I couldn’t be more excited.
Tucson’s very own Spiritual Gangsta Yoga is bringing their classic and hugely popular Deep House Yoga to San Diego.
The free yoga class in San Diego will be in front of the World Beats Center in Balboa Park in the afternoon at 2:45. Here’s the info on FB. It’ll be a double header. Come to one class or both. I’m teaching the second. Please come out & RSPV.
Hello!I came across this video today and I thought it was visually stunning and also really deep.
This performance struck a chord with me about stepping into your own person; about that moment when the hard work you do day in and day out finally sinks in and YOU ARE YOUR GOAL. When everything clicks, You finally make it and now it is you. #beautiful #badA$$ #AwesomeSauce
Keep working hard. Fighting the good fights. And, NEVER stop dreaming of what you want and never stop, putting the energy and work into making your dreams come true because In fact, YOU are a dream come true.
You are living proof that dreams do come true.
Enjoy this. & See you Tuesday with a new yoga playlist and yoga class planned with the theme of letting go. It’s going to be Lit, Don’t miss it!
I Hope You know how valuable, unique and special you are.
I Hope You can hear your own voice and your self Louder than anything else.
I hope you trust in that voice and in yourself.
& I Hope that You Freaking DANCE !!!!!
to the beat of Your drum, to Your heart’s strings…
to everything that is beautiful, good and truly YOU.
If you were simply your actual self, it would be such a gift to me . <3
May you hear loudly and may you have the courage live your truth. 😀 XO, K
This is a photo of me dancing at to Matt & Kim at Coachella 2016 — You can see them in the back round.
Here is last nights Super Hot 2016 Yoga Playlist:
Beat of My Drum
And here’s one of my Favorite Poems… I didn’t play it last night but seems fitting to this post and it’s awesome.
It’s called ROCK OUT or Direct Orders
by Anis Mojangi
You have been given a direct order to rock the **** out. Rock out like you were just given the last rock and roll record on earth and the minutes are counting down to flames. Rock out like you just won both showcase showdowns.
Rock out like the streets are empty except for you, your bicycle, and your headphones.
Rock out like your lips, which are placed onto a breakdancing muse with legs that go all the way up.
Rock out like Publishers Clearing House is ringing your front door.
Rock out like you’ll never have to open a textbook again.
Rock out like you get paid to disturb the peace.
Rock out like music is all that you got.
Rock out like you’re standing on a rooftop and the city’s as loud and glowing as a river flowing below you.
Rock out like the plane is going down, and there are 120 people on board, and 121 parachutes.
Rock out like the streets and the books are all on fire and the flames can only be extinguished by doin’ the electric slide.
Rock out like it’s Saturday afternoon and Monday was a national holiday.
Rock out like somebody’s got a barrel pointed at your temple saying ‘Rock out like your life depended on it, fool,‘ because it does.
Rock out like your eyes are fading but you still got your ears. But you don’t know for how long so rock out like 5 o’clock time, meant pop-and-lock time.
Rock out like you got a pants full of tokens and nothing to do but everything.
Rock out like you are the international ski-ball champion of the entire universe.
Rock out like you just escaped an evil orphanage to join a Russian circus.
Rock out like your hero is fallen and you are spinning your limbs until they burst into a burning fire of remembrance.
Rock out like you are enslaved in the south and dancing is all that you have to know who you are.
Rock out like your dead grandfather just came back to take a drive with you in your new car.
Rock out like the table is full. Rock out like the neighbors are away.
Rock out like the walls won’t fall but, ****, you’re going to die trying to make them.
Rock out like the stereo’s volume knob is the figure 8 of infinity on it instead of merely numbers. Rock out like it’s raining outside and you’ve got a girl to run through it with.
Rock out like you’re playing football! Football in the mud and your washing machine is not broken.
Rock out like you threw your window open on your honeymoon because you want the whole world to know what love is.
Rock out like you just got a book published.
Rock out like you just went to your high school reunion to find everyone, even the women, are all overweight and bald, except for the former homecoming queen, who has just been divorced by her impotent husband and who only has eyes for… YOU!
Rock out like you just got a date with Heidi Klum.
Rock out like a shadow of a man passes behind you, drops you to your knees. You’re buckling in sweat, cold metal’s pushed to your forehead, the trigger’s pulled and the gun jams.
Rock out like you got an empty appointment book, and a full tank of gas. Rock out like Jimi has returned carrying brand new guitar strings. Rock out like the mangos are in season. Rock out like the record player won’t skip. Rock out like this was the last weekend, like these were the last words, like you don’t ever want to forget how.
See you next Tuesday or Thursday for FREE Yoga or Donation Based Yoga
Class is at 8PM on days that begin with the letter ‘T’
New Playlists and Good Vibes Every Week
Most of the students come every week 2X’s a week = Community
Love for you to join and bring friends too! <3
The yoga class is in a heated room with music in the Hot Vinyasa Power Yoga style
I also teach private yoga lessons and am available for yoga mentoring, boot camps, nutrition coaching and other things. Please let me know what you are seeking and if I can’t help maybe I know someone who can. I am available in person and online as well.
Have you been wanted to learn yoga or see what it is?
Here is a video on my personal practice and the handsome fella next to me is my boyfriend.
I am hoping to make some teaching videos soon here so I can connect with those of you who don’t live here in Tucson,AZ can still learn from me, if that feels right to you of course! This is my first attempt at sharing yoga online. Hope you find it interesting if nothing else.
Note: Don’t compare yourself to us because every body is different and we have both been using yoga as our training and maintenance program for years. There are totally modifications for every pose because yoga truly is for Every Body at every stage and fitness level.
Yoga has helped both of us transform our bodies and our minds, yes we both lost weight! and we also lost worries, fears, anxieties, anger, resentments…. 😀
fun fact* I was his first yoga teacher. He came to all of my classes every week for a few years and has been going strong ever since.
Yoga is great for men too. Most men don’t realize what a great strength building program yoga is.
I teach group and private classes and I can even teach online over skype!
Another fun yoga playlist to play on Shuffle. Simply be open to the flow that happens. Freestyle.
Love myself I do. Not everything, but I love the good as well as the bad. I love my crazy lifestyle, and I love my hard discipline. I love my freedom of speech and the way my eyes get dark when I’m tired. I love that I have learned to trust people with my heart, even if it will get broken. I am proud of everything that I am and will become. ~Johnny Weir
Love for you to come to my Yoga classes in Tucson, AZ.
Tuesday & Thursday @ 8PM
Free Yoga or Donation. So you can give what you can 🙂
Wanting to go deeper into your practice? Consider private yoga lessons with me.
I love this yoga playlist for so many reasons. This created a very unique yoga class and was quite thought provoking.
I teach yoga in Tucson, AZ. I usually teach power yoga style or vinyasa style and my classes usually get pretty hot. So be prepared for a workout when you come to my yoga class. I emphasize the breath and encourage students to explore, building self trust, confidence and setting the foundation for an eventual intuitive personal practice that can be done anywhere at anytime. How freeing!
If you are looking for a private yoga teacher in Tucson, AZ, I also am a trained, experienced one-one yoga teacher. When I teach private yoga lessons in Tucson or via Skype it can be the same format as my hot power vinyasa classes in Tucson or it was also take the form of teaching you how to develop you own personal home practice. Sometimes this is more gentle depending on many factors like the student’s age, health, goals etc…
When I teach private yoga lessons in Tucson or private yoga lessons online I write specific yoga “prescription” for you, a custom yoga flow for you, for you to memorize and do daily or often. The session with also include life coaching or counseling from a holistic approach, depending on your personal needs and Ayurvedic nutrition coaching.
Your private yoga lessons can take the form of whatever you want and need. I’d love to help you along your journey. This is my passion and purpose. If you are looking to explore deeper, are in need of coaching, consulting, health, fitness… I offer this private service as well as my weekly group yoga class offerings in downtown Tucson.
Are you look for new yoga classes in Tucson, Arizona? Are you looking for free, low cost or donation based yoga? How about vinyasa yoga Tucson to music. Or power yoga Tucson. Interested in late night yoga or free yoga Tucson? You’ve come to the right place.
Yoga is every Tuesday and Thursday at 8PM. Here s the FB invite links with all the deets. Looking forward to flowing with you.