Hmm, so how long has it been since I’ve had real tomato sauce chili? Um, about three years ago! Despite chili being one of my favorite foods, I didn’t jump right into cooking up a big pot of it for me to enjoy. After almost two years of being on the AIP, I’ve taken my reintroduction of nightshades very slowly. The fact that chili usually contains lots of different nightshades, made it a complicated dish to reintroduce. In my version, I’ve decided to use only two nightshades, tomato sauce and chili powder. I also added the reintroduction of cumin. Lucky for me, I had no bad effects from my Easy Instant Pot Paleo Chili!
For most people with autoimmune disease, nightshades are the hardest foods to reintroduce. But, just to show you how different we really all are, I have been able to reintroduce most nightshades, but not black pepper. Black pepper is a stage 1 reintroduction! Most people can add it back into their diets with no problem. I’ve also been able to add dairy back into my diet, but not cooked broccoli. You see, everyone is different. You really have to take reintroductions slowly. One day, you may be able to enjoy chili, too!
For those of you not on the AIP, I hope you enjoy my Easy Instant Pot Paleo Chili recipe. It’s a quick, easy recipe, that will put a comforting meal on your table. There are so many ways to serve your chili. Some of my favorite ways is on a salad with Jackson’s Honest Sweet Potato Chips, in a bowl with my Yellow Squash Cheese Sauce and guacamole on top, and on a hot dog with a baked sweet potato as the bun. Any way you choose to eat it, I think you’ll enjoy it!
As always, I wish you good health…..and, good food!
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