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Totally Ridiculous Vegetarian Chili

Like I said, I have been doing nothing but cooking and yoga lately. Sooo … guess what I did today?

I was seriously cooking all day.

That on the right is some diced chicken with carrots and onions and garlic cloves and freshy fresh basil. I won’t bother with a recipe on that because it’s just like … whatever whatever. I couldn’t even taste it to see what it needed — I had to bring it to my dad to see what he thought. (I don’t eat sentient creatures, as you all know.)

On the left? That’s the bucket of veggie chili I made for the fam. Recipe on the jump.

Really, a recipe for this stuff isn’t necessary, because it’s just every vegetable under the sun. But here’s what I used, and it seemed to be a big hit.

  • 3 28-oz cans of peeled crushed tomatoes
  • 2 big actual real tomatoes
  • 1 package baby bella mushrooms
  • 3 fresh jalepeno peppers (diced, obviously, and try to get all the seeds out)
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 red onions
  • 1 bunch of scallions
  • 1 can of kidney beans
  • 1 can of black beans
  • (Holy god this is absurd …)
  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1 green squash
  • A bunch of celery
  • A bunch of carrots
  • A ton of fresh garlic
  • Salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, cumin, oregano, FRESHY FRESH BASIL, dark curry powder, a little sugar to cut the acidity. Some Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, some lemon juice.
  • Don’t forget the Morningstar Meal Starters Recipe Crumbles — or any soy meat substitute. Or not.
The Lemon Basil Martini. Would have been better if we kept sugar at home.

Just cut all that stuff up and let it simmer for a while. The longer the better.

My dad thought I was either crazy or brilliant for putting so many vegetables in my pot. It worked out pretty well, so don’t be scurred. It wasn’t premeditated — I just happened to have so many veggies left over from making Angie Pangie fajitas for lunch … oh, did I mention I made avacado-zucchini fajitas today, too?

I also made a lemon basil martini. Check out the Martini Diva’s recipe, which Ange and I tested just a few hours ago. Mmmm.

Man … Angela is spoiled.



Loved it (the veg chili…do not eat animals) for dinner last night and even more for lunch today! yummy…yum yum


yummmmm maybe i can come over some time for girl talk and veggie chilli with you ladies? sounds good to me


mom dont tell me what to do! very yummy chilli


that sounds wonderful 😉


mmmmm *CHOMP*!

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