I have really enjoyed cooking more at home lately. Not only am I saving money, but I have more control over what is in the food I choose to put in my body.
Many thanks to my friend, Laura, for making this recipe for me while I visited her in Florida, which I’ve slightly adapted for what me and my family best enjoy! It’s perfect for a winter eve, and it will serve around 6 people with good-sized bowls.
Three-Bean Vegan Chili
- 3 Cans Tri-Bean Blend Beans (or 1 can each of following: Dark Red Kidney, Pinto, Black)
- 2 Cans Italian Recipe Stewed Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic & Oregano
- Vegetable Broth (I need to find out the amount – I could have sworn I posted this recipe. Can I find it?? NO.)
- ~1 1/2 Medium White Onions, chopped
- 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
- 1-2 Tablespoons Chili Powder (I can’t remember the specific amount, but I used closer to 1)
- 1/2 – 1 Tablespoons Cumin
- Crushed Black Pepper & Pink Himalayan Salt
- Heat broth in a nice, big soup pot and add onions, cooking until they get to that nice, brown color. Go ahead and add in those spices so the onions and broth can soak it all up. Don’t forget to add your garlic!
- Lightly rinse and drain the beans in-can and pour the beans and tomatoes in the pot.
- Simmer and make that baby cook!
- Serve over corn chips or with cheese and a dash of sour cream. Or, you can eat it by itself – delicious! (Shall you serve it with a nice red wine?? Sure – why not!)
*I recall posting this recipe somewhere else. As I feel like I’m forgetting something as I’m going off a note on my iPhone, I will try to fill in the inconsistencies later. Enjoy!!
Awwwww, foooooooood! As excited as I’ve been for another post about food, I find myself at a loss to pick just ten favorite foods. Seriously, that’s like making a parent pick their favorite child!! Doable, but not altogether easy…
Macaroni & Cheese… But, mostly, the “adult” variation with quality cheeses, CREAM, bacon, CREAM and truffle oil. But, really, pasta of any variety will do just fine.
Steak… There’s something about a filet or ribeye that’s just, well, right. Having been born and raised in “The Cowboy Capital of the World,” where beef is big industry and a part of everyday life, I suppose it makes sense. The two best steaks I have ever had were at Ruth’s Chris at the Hyatt Regency in St. Louis and, #1, at ALC Steaks in Austin. Beef: it’s what’s for dinner.
Potatoes… Again, pretty much any form is fine, but potato soup and loaded baked potatoes really take the cake, or rather, “the potato,” here. I’m part Irish and German, so every time I eat potatoes, I am coming home.
Crêpes… Pancakes, Nutella, strawberries/bananas/whatever… How on earth could you go wrong? They’re great everywhere in Paris, but my favorite is at Le Tire Bouchon in Montmartre – thanks to Chris Morrison for bringing us to this awesome piano bar!
Chocolate… If you need an explanation for this, we can’t be friends.
Chipotle Burrito Bowls… Just look at that picture. Isn’t it beautiful? My brother introduced me to the shrine-to-all-that-is-holy-that-is-Chipotle in December 2010. I remember this introduction vividly…
Mexican Food… In particular, tacos, burritos, gringas, refried beans, posole… Well, anyway. Mexican food is my go-to comfort food.
Frozen Coffee Drinks… Frappuccinos, ice-creamy-coffee drinks. There’s so much to love here that I can’t start to get into it for fear that I won’t be able to stop. There’s probably a post on BuzzFeed about it, anyway.
Enstrom’s Toffee. Our good friends out in Colorado send us a tin of this toffee for Christmas every year, and it always fills us with joy (and, in the pursuit of honesty, calories). The crunch, the richness, the flaky almond dust… It all just works. OH SO WELL.
The best thing I have ever eaten, ever… I really don’t know how to describe this dish… There were fried potatoes, there was a smattering of ham, a spattering of cheese, a dose of salad… Whatever it was, it made La Marmite in Paris the location of, to this date and of my best recollection, the best dish I have ever eaten. I have eaten a lot (look at pictures of me for proof), but I can still taste this dish. It was sooooo good. My friends and I still talk about it.
What are your favorite foods? Please share in the comments below – I love hearing people talk about food!!!