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Chili Prep

This is the display at the Whole Foods Capitola Meat counter!

Justin just jumped on and took off!

Justin just jumped on and took off!

Latin Zing in Chili Recipe at Whole Foods Capitola Meat department!



GrandmaDave’s  Buffalo Chili

Grandma Dave recommends using only fresh organic ingredients whenever possible.


Yield: one gallon                                   Prep time 45 min- Cooking time 2 hrs


Turkey Bacon                                       One package diced small

Olive oil                                                Two Tablespoons

Onion                                                   One small diced

Celery                                                  Three stalks small diced

Carrot                                                  Two medium carrots small diced

Garlic                                                   Three cloves finely chopped

Red pepper                                          Two, charred and small diced

Fresh tomatoes                         Skinned and seeded (concasse’)

Ancho chilis                                          Two, charred and small diced

Jalapenos                                             Two, charred and diced-seeds removed

Ground Buffalo                         Two pound fresh ground

Good Cabernet Sauvignon                    Eight Ounces

Beef Stock/Broth                                  One quart

GrandmaDave’s Latin~Zing Blend        One jar

Kidney beans                                       One 15oz. can

Demi-Glace                                          Two oz. see packaged item

Dark Chocolate                                    Two oz. chips or cut into pieces

Salt and Pepper                                    To Taste


In addition you may want to have these things on hand as garnishes, to top the chili with:


Yogurt or cheddar cheese

Chopped cilantro

Diced tomato

Sliced green or red onion



In six quart stock pot sauté onions, carrots, charred red pepper, Ancho chilies, jalapenos celery and garlic in 1 T olive oil until tender. Add beef stock/broth and simmer for 5 min.

Render turkey bacon in another skillet and brown Buffalo in olive oil, adding GD’s Spice blend at the end of the browning process. Add red wine and reduce by half.

Combine browned meat and bacon mixture to vegetable/chili/stock mixture.

Add tomatoes and kidney beans, simmer for two hours.

Season with salt and pepper to taste, garnish and serve.





Heirloom Tomato Bruschettea

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Capitola Whole Foods and Grandma Dave

Capitola Whole Foods was happy to see themselves on the latest video " A Day in the Life". I will be teaching several classes there and at the Santa Cruz Whole Foods as well! The video library was a hit! People really enjoyed going online at the store at that moment to get recipes and go home and make them. Great times!!

Whole Foods Demo Sat

I will be at Whole Foods Capitola this Sat from 11:00 to 2:00

with my spices and chocolate granola bars!

Fruit Tart

Fruit Tart


I will be teaching clases and doing several demonstrations at Whole Foods Capitola over the holidays! They have priced my spices @ $4.79 each! THE BEST PRICE IN TOWN BY FAR!

One minute chicken!

Try this at home!