Now, Epi is a pretty busy guy. When he is not writing his almost daily poetic contributions to us, he actually has a permanent night shift job. Besides this, he has a family of two delightful but demanding cats, Miss Tiffy, the diva, and Mr Gabriel, the ever-hungry one.
So here is the recipe, written in Epi's instantly recognizable style.
Easy Honey-Garlic Chili by the Epigramman
A note from Epi ...
Basically homemade chili is a bachelor's dream and easy enough to make and prepare. The ingredients are measured according to taste and to the degree of how spicy you want to make it.
I cooked up the ground beef first in the stove pot and added layers of ground beef, corn, fava beans and chick peas, red kidney beans and lots of raw diced garlic (again according to taste). With layer I added some tomato sauce mixed with a hot and spicy chili mix topped, then topped it off with a healthy bit of hot pepper sauce, a half cup of beer (leftover, lol) and some honey or maple syrup.
I let it simmer for 4 or 5 hours. This batch allowed me to sample a plate before I headed out for work.
Fresh bread goes well with my chili too, so for this pot I bought a nice loaf of French bread.
A friendly challenge for you!
So, how about getting more guest-recipe contributions, starting now, and through the next month?
There will be 10 prizes awarded, consisting of downloadable Mysterious and Miraculous ebooks, your choice of MMBook 1 or 2.
After that, the hope is for recipes to be collated into an appropriately titled book for wounded veterans. So this is a great way to publicize your writing and/or your website.
Just as was decided for the M&M books, 70% of the sale proceeds will go to the Wounded Warriors.
Your recipes will be published as they come in. Closing date - March 20, 2014.
Judging for prizes will be number of likes on Facebook.
Two books have resulted in being published for this project and the number of the volunteers involved has grown significantly.
Many people with experiences of paranormal and unexplained yet true events have sent in their stories to be added to the ongoing collection.
70% of all sales are donated to the Wounded Warriors project for veterans with PTSD. The remaining monies are set aside for costs incurred for producing the books, including having physical copies printed in the future.
Mockingbird Books has served as the publisher for both books and is continuing with the project.
It has been truly a team effort, with editors Maria Jordan of marcoujor's musings and independent photojournalist and author, Gail Sobotkin, and yes, even I managed to share in this.
But, nothing would have come of it without so many of you contributing your fascinating stories to the cause!
1. The recipe should be easy and not require a whole lot of equipment, cooking skills or fancy ingredients.
2. Please submit a photo (properly attributed) of at least the finished dish.
3. Please email your recipe in Word, with photo as an attachment.
4. Have fun with this!
5. When you have comments on my site, please feel free to respond to them personally. It helps all of us to meet each other.