Although the origins of chili are murky, the two basic elements of the dish, beef and hot chile peppers, have long been prevalent in the plains of the American Southwest. The historical record has Texas cowboys cooking chili over campfires in the early 1800s, and even today the Lone Star State remains the spiritual home of chili culture.
Our newest book, “Clean Slate: A Cookbook and Guide,” underscores the beneficial impact of whole foods, refreshing fruit and vegetable juices, satisfying snacks, and even healthy desserts. Yep, you read that right: Eating clean doesn't mean giving up all sweets. Try one of the decadent, chocolaty desserts in the next few slides -- and get the book for more irresistibly healthy recipes.