Monday, January 26, 2009

Obama's Favorite Foods

With a new President in the White House, starting his first full week of office, I thought I would pay a bit of tribute to him by letting you in on his favorite and least favorite foods. According to what I was able to dig up:
Favorites Include:
Nuts like Roasted Almonds and Pistachios
Vegetables, especially Broccoli and Spinach
Handmade Milk Chocolates from Fran's Chocolates in Seattle
Shrimp and Grits /Soul Foods
He loves to add hot sauce to his meals
Dislikes Include:
Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips
Asparagus, but will eat it if no other vegetables are avaialble
Soft Drinks, he prefers water
Sorry Mr. President, but your dislikes are some of my favorites. Beets and asparagus are probably my two favorite veggies.
Obama's favorite thing to cook is chili. Below is his receipe, I haven't tried it yet but hope to shortly. The tumeric is an interesting twist to a traditional recipe.
Obama Family Chili Recipe
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
Several cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground turkey or beef
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground basil
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Several tomatoes, depending on size, chopped
1 can red kidney beans
Saute onions, green pepper and garlic in olive oil until soft.
Add ground meat and brown.
Combine spices together into a mixture, then add to ground meat.
Add red wine vinegar.
Add tomatoes and let simmer, until tomatoes cook down.
Add kidney beans and cook for a few more minutes.
Serve over white or brown rice. Garnish with grated cheddar cheese, onions and sour cream.

1 comment:

Corinne said...

I am excited to try this, too. I think I'll substitute the meat for TVP though.