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LA Mommy Blogger Tribe Brunch: Joes Cafe Granada Hills

There is nothing like a good Sunday brunch; especially with a good bunch of people. 

 

Brunch happens to be one of my favorite Sunday Funday outings. If you ask me it is one of the best self-care treats for a mother of two like myself especially when you get to go without the Kiddos.

 

 Last Sunday January 27th I met up with my mommy friends from the LA Mommy blogger tribe (www.lamommybloggertribe.com for more information) for our first brunch of the new 2019 year. Us Mamas were hosted by the amazing Joes café in Granada Hills, CA and believe me when I say I will gladly be taking that drive from Los Angeles to return for more. 

 

When you do breakfast, you have to do it right. Joes Café is all the way right; and I’m not just referring to the delectable food they serve.  From the time we walked through Joes Café’s doors until the time we left we were treated like royalty.  In fact, scratch that we were treated like the hard-working Mamas that we are. 

 

Joes Café gave me very down south vibes; maybe it was because of the warm inviting atmosphere and little décor touches that are just as comforting as the food.  As I walked in some of the first things, I noticed was the warm wood structure, mason jar ice waters (which happen to be my fav glass type) and of course the smell of bacon and fresh baked goods that accompany Joes café host to greet its customers at the door. 

 

Avocado Breakfast Bruschetta ( joes Cafe Granada Hills )

Avocado Breakfast Bruschetta (joes Cafe Granada Hills)

The menu is just as amazing as the vibe. Joes Café breakfast menu (because If I’m being honest lunch was not on my mind that day) is filled with a bunch of classics that have a modern twist. The presentation of the food is beyond picture worthy; the food taste even better than it looks. Some off my favorite dishes were (keeping in mind that I am a vegetarian) Avocado Breakfast Bruschetta which is pretty much a Texas sized (lingo courtesy of LA Mommy Blogger Rosie) avocado toast with an egg on top drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette. If you’re into avocados I highly recommend you trying. Another one of the tribe’s favs was the Stuffed French Toast. Picture this; a warm French loaf sprinkled with powdered sugar, oozing berries, and cream. Just writing this blog I am getting hungry. All in all, there is something for everyone on the Joes Café menu whether you eat meat or not you will not be disappointed. 

 

If you are going for Sunday brunch with your family and/or friends, or simply going to grab a bite to eat for dinner I highly recommend Joes café. I am positive you will leave planning your return. Thank you to Naza (@sweetpandsky founder of the LA Mommy Blogger tribe) for coordinating such a fab brunch for us Mamas. Additionally: thank you Joes Café for hosting us.  

Tyler E ( @tylerbeth_j )

Tyler E (@tylerbeth_j)

 

To see Joe’s Menu and/or find out more information about the Café visit www.joescafegr.com

To learn more and find out how you can join the LA Mommy Blogger Tribe visit LA Mommy Blogger Tribe facebook

CrockPot Turkey Chili Recipe: Pintrest Recipes

I  have been super into cooking lately and it’s all because of my crockpot (www.crock-pot.com) Cooking with my crock pot allows me to make meals without adding to the mom life stress pot. I’m truly addicted and about everything I’ve cooked has been in my crock pot for the last couple of weeks. The stove top rarely gets used in my house now a days because I realized how much time the crock pot saves me. 

Something else I’ve been hooked on lately is Pinterest (www.pintrest.com). I’m sure we all know the magic of Pinterest and if not; wake up because your sleep! Nonetheless I have been on Pinterest like crazy pinning everything.

One of my favorite Pinterest Boards is my is “dinner Recipes” board. My family and I love to eat and I have been getting so much gratification from testing my very amateur culinary limits and my family commending me on how yummy it comes out. For The first time ever I used a Pinterest recipe to cook a meal for my family at home and it came out amazing.

This Crock pot turkey Chili recipe was found on Pinterest inspired by chili recipes from The House of Yumm (https://houseofyumm.com/crockpot-turkey-chili/) and The Spruce Eats (https://www.thespruceeats.com/easy-ground-beef-chili-3053290). I combined the recipes and revamped them a little to my taste and let me tell you all for my first time making homemade crock pot turkey chili my Mom; yes I said my mom even said it was almost perfect (recipe includes added modifications to make it perfect!).

ingredients

Here is my rendition of the Turkey chili recipe and the links to the original recipes from the house of Yumm and The Spruce Eats are hyperlinked above!

Good luck, enjoy, and happy Crock pot turkey chili eats!!!

 


Turkey Chili Recipe (crockpot): 

Cook Time: 8 Hours Method: CrockPot

Prep Time: 20 Minutes Total time: 8 hours & 20 minutes

Author: Tyler E. inspired by recipes from www.houseofyumm.com & www.Thespruceeats.com

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 pound dry kidney beans

  • 4 1/2 cups water

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1/2 Yellow Onion

  • 1/2 Green Bell Pepper (chopped)

  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper (chopped) 

  • 1 Orange Bell Pepper (chopped) 

  • 1 small serrano pepper

  • 1 1/2 Pound Ground Turkey of your choice 

  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can Diced Tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons Chili Powder

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Cumin 

  • 2 teaspoons Garlic salt

  • 1 teaspoon Pure Brown Cane Sugar 

  • 4 Garlic cloves (smashed) 

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • optional Garnishes: sour cream, guacamole, shredded cheese, tortilla chips, chives, olives

Cooking Instructions: 

  1. Rinse and sort out kidney beans (tossing out beans that look as if they’ve gone bad or are deformed.) 

  2. Combine kidney beans and water in crock pot cover and turn on to high heat. (Allow beans to cook for 4 hours or until they become tender) 

  3. On stove top combine vegetable oil, bell peppers, onions, and garlic in a skillet to be cooked until they are limp. (set a little bit of your pepper mix aside to cook ground turkey with for added flavor if you choose.)

  4. Once peppers are cooked transfer them into crock pot with Kidney beans. 

  5. Add ground turkey to the same skillet used to cook your peppers, season to taste, and cook until all of the ground turkey is browned. Drain excess oils off cooked ground turkey and Transfer to crock pot. 

  6. Add spices to crock pot chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, brown sugar, black pepper to meat and beans then stir. 

  7. Cover with lid and reduce heat to low cooking for 3-4 hours. 

  8. Bon appetite!