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Vegan Chili to Rule All

Like most of the United States, it’s starting to get cold here in North Carolina. And when I say cold, I mean freezing. I’m currently fostering a dog, Maya, and after we come in from outside she SPRINTS into the bedroom to get underneath the covers. This is serious, you guys! So, I thought what’s the most perfect meal to make when it’s cold? Chili! This is my first time making homemade chili and I thought it was going to be much harder but it was actually very easy. Perfect for a chilly evening!

vegan chiliIngredients:

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1, 16-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1, 16-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1, 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2, 14.5-ounce cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes in juice
  • shredded vegan cheese to garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion and carrots and sauté 5 minutes. Add green pepper and zucchini and sauté another 2 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and sauté 30 seconds. Add chili powder and all remaining ingredients; bring to a boil.
  4. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30-35 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

Yield: 8 servings

Serving Size: 1 cup

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Easy Recipe for Black Eyed Sweet Potato Sandwiches

Who would have though black eyed peas (not the band!) and sweet potatoes would be a winning match? I came across this recipe for black eyed sweet potato sliders on Pinterest from the amazing Kathy Patalsky of Healthy, Happy, Life and just knew I had to make them myself. I adapted the recipe so they don’t look exactly like the original but don’t let that fool you, these sandwiches are delicious!

black eye sweet potato sandwichesBlack Eyed Sweet Potato Sliders

patty:
3 cups black eyes peas
1 1/2 cups sweet potato, mashed

spices/seasonings:
1 tsp salt (add 1/4 tsp at a time to taste)
3/4+ tsp spices
a few dashes fine black pepper
2+ Tbsp nutritional yeast

1-2 tsp oil (if baking, fold the oil into the patty mixture, if sauteing add the oil to the pan)

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