Chicago—the city of foodies. New York—the city of street style & fashion. Wait, is that not how these two cities are demographically defined? Well when looking at Ariel Pêche that is instantly the vibe you get. Self proclaimed bohemian skater, Ariel’s east coast raddness mixed with Midwest cooking skills results in the ultimate combination.
The Mainline, PA –> Chicago, IL
The George Washington University
What is the origin of this recipe: My parents always kept a very healthy kitchen & my mom makes this chili almost every Sunday while my dad watches football. It’s hearty for the winter & really healthy.
How did you begin your blog, “Ariel Pêche”: I initially just bought the domain name. When I moved to Chicago & before I began working I used it to buy time & as a creative outlet.
Where can we find you on a Sunday afternoon: Usually at Soho House. I’m there a lot, just hanging out with friends on the couch.
Personal style icon: Sienna Miller.
Have you read “What’s In A Name—Fashion Girl Names” on Chi City Fashion? Because Ariel Pêche is the epitome of a cool fashion girl name.: Pêche is a nickname from growing up. I’ve always been obsessed with Paris & speaking French and the name kind of just stuck.
Where do you see yourself in five years: Hopefully with my own clothing line. That’s my end goal. My blog is a creative outlet for now that I hope will lead to my own line, it’s really a means to an end.
- 1 red onion
- 1 can crushed tomatoes
- 1 can black beans
- 1 can kidney beans
- 1 large can vegetarian baked beans
- 1 lb. low fat ground turkey
- chili powder (to taste)
- pepper (to taste)
- salt (to taste)
- cayenne pepper (to taste)
- sour cream
- shredded cheese
- Dice the onion.
- Pour about ¼ cup olive oil & onions into a large pot. Continue stirring over low-medium heat until onions are clear.
- Add in turkey & stir until it is chopped.
- Add in salt, cayenne pepper, & pepper. Continue stirring ingredients until turkey is white.
- Pour in crushed tomatoes & continue stirring.
- Without draining, pour in entire can of baked beans.
- Rinse off kidney & black beans. Add beans & chili powder to pot & stir.
- Bring chili to boil for five minutes uncovered while continuing to stir.
- Cover pot for one hour over low heat stirring every 15 minutes.
- Garnish with sour cream & cheese. Enjoy!