Category Archives: Chili

Deelish

Take an onion and chop it up nice and fine. Doesn’t need to be a very big onion, a nice small-to-medium size one will do nicely. Get yourself some spring onions, one or two sprigs, and chop them up just as fine as the onion.

Now, grab two tins of tuna, open, drain and mix together with the chopped up onion n spring onion. Crack some black pepper over that bad boy. Nice. Then, in a bowl, mix up about four tablespoons of light mayo with a teaspoon of sweet chili, a pinch of granulated garlic powder, and a teaspoon of dijon mustard. You could throw in some chilli flakes as well to give it a bit of a bite.

Dollop this lovely gooey mess onto the tuna and onion and mix it all up all gloopy and sloppy. Get yourself four slices of buttered bread (or even cheez-whizzed bread if you’re feeling like some extra goop) and liberally dollop the tuna salad (cos that’s what you just made) onto the bread.

Result? Delicious, oh-so-satisfying tuna salad sandwiches. Guaranteed to hit a spot. Serve with a bowl of soup and you’ll be well supped for sure.

In other news, we’re heading back to Ireland in July. For good. I can’t wait. Been missing family and friends something fierce. Don’t get me wrong, MontrĂ©al has been an awesome adventure. Two years of fun, friends and other words beginning with eff I’m sure. But home is calling and home is where I wanna be. So yeah, back to Ireland and Cork at the end of the summer. Excited.

Later,

Mush

Deliciousness Two

Get yourself two carrots, three sticks of celery, 4 cloves of garlic, two chillies, a red pepper, a green pepper and twelve tomatoes. Chop them all up (keeping the tomatoes separate). Also, get your hands on some coriander seeds, peppercorns, sea salt, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds and some cinammon and grind them together. You’ll also need 500g of mince meat, balsamic vinegar and kidney beans.

Heat up some olive oil in a casserole dish and add the chopped vegetables (except for the tomatoes). Add a couple of pinches of the ground spices and stir. Cook for about 7 minutes, stirring all the while. Then add the tomatoes and kidney beans and another pinch of the ground spices. Stir this together, squishing the tomatoes with a wooden spoon so that they are all mushy. Then add the mince meat, the balsamic vinegar and if you have it, a splash of red wine. Keep stirring and bring to the boil. Once it’s boiling turn the heat down low and simmer for an hour with the casserol dish lid askew to let the steam out (you’ll need to stir it every 10 minutes or so to stop the bottom from burning).

And there you have Jamie Oliver’s chilli (with a few Mush modifications). Nice and warm and spicy for the coming winter months (and enough to feed a family or for putting away in the fridge/freezer for future dinners).

Later,

Mush