Tuesday, April 17, 2012

For Comparison

Regarding that last.  Tonight I bothered to grab the SRL when making chili just to see the difference.  Then I remembered, Oh yeah, I friggin' love this camera.  Chili's more about the aroma (and taste, obviously) than its look particularily - at least to me - so.  Case made.

 Zucchini, broccoli, green olives, yellow, orange and red peppers, chopped tomato, red onion, mushrooms, TVP (textured vegetable protein) and my sauce of Prego, pesto, basil, oregano and red pepper flakes.
 About a teaspoon of olive oil and got the onions going till they turn translucent.
 Prepped the lean ground beef the night before with a smoked paprika & chili rub, bay leaves and chopped garlic cloves.  There was no way this picture was going to not look weird.
 The traditional adding and cooking of meat.  Wherein we turn brown from pink.
 Final addition of beans, veggies, sauce, water and any additional flavours to taste.  See, this is why I love TVP, it blends in seamlessly with the ground beef making it seem like I have almost twice as much dead animal.
 Then I let it sit for at least 30, allowing the chili to thicken as I like.  (I used the time to sneak in another Insanity workout, Fast & Furious - so I could really earn that chili - while trying not to kill my joints.)

This is another super healthy meal with the same problem as wrap night: I've never seen anyone stop eating it after getting full. Seriously, unless I make a point of putting it away it'll be gone before bed.  Serves at least 10 people within reason, or 2 - 3 people without reason.

So to sum,
Canon T2i: All the points
HTC Desire:  Negative points

For fairness it should be noted that in the category of making phone calls and texts though, the scores are reversed. 

Oh, and here's the Chili's scorecard for those curious:
Serving size: approx. 1.5 C
Calories: 380
Total Fat: 6.3 g
    Saturated: 1.8 g
Cholesterol: 50 mg
Sodium: 68 mg
Total Carbs: 34.4 g
Dietary Fibre: 9.9 g
Sugars: 4.9 g
Protein: 50.3 g
Vitamin A: 39 %
Vitamin C: 125%
Calcium: 14%
Iron: 53%

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