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I posted a similar magazine article back in 2008. Now she’s turned it into a book! Do you agree with her viewpoint?

via Marry Him — A Look At The Divisive New Book That Urges You To ‘Settle’.

Appropriate for North Hollywood (NoHo), but actually short for “no hormone” chili. I was really excited about using bison meat, but sadly, my local farmer’s market store said it’s currently “out of season” for them. I substituted lean grass-fed beef instead. I made it on Saturday for a big group of friends and it was delicious! I recommend this recipe for your next party / superbowl gathering…

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Bison is the only red meat in America to which no hormones have ever been added, as stipulated by federal law; no hormones, and no unneeded antibiotics–ever. So for these hormone high holy days, I offer a slow cooker recipe I call, “Keep Your Damn Hormones Chili.” My best friend prefers to call it “No-Ho Chili,” which works, as well.Keep Your Damn Hormones Chili
By Marion

*3 tbs olive oil
*2 medium onions
*3 cloves garlic
*2 pounds ground bison
*2.5 tbs chili powder
*1 tsp cumin
*1 tsp allspice
*1 tsp cinnamon
*1 tsp coriander
*2 15.5-oz cans red kidney beans
*1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes
*1 28-oz can diced tomatoes
*1 4-oz can tomato paste
*1.5 tbs red wine vinegar

1. Sautee bison in large frying pan until done. Remove with slotted spoon, and transfer to slow cooker.
2. Wipe out frying pan.
3. Add olive oil to frying pan.
4. Pulse together onions and garlic in food processor until chopped.
5. Transfer to frying pan and add spices. Sautee on medium heat for five minutes or until onions are soft.
6. Transfer to slow cooker.
7. Add remaining ingredients to slow cooker and set for 6 hours on low or whatever suits your schedule.

(I add a dollop of organic plain strained or Greek yogurt to mine before eating. Also, all the beans, spices and oil are organic in my version, but that’s your call).

I’m also excited about finding THIS LINK. Very Julie and Julia minus all the kitchen time. Yummmm.