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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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The Perfect Fall Snack: Baked Apple Chips

Even though they take two hours to bake, don’t let that scare you: these baked apple chip are beyond easy. With a light cinnamon sugar dusting, a great sweet healthy treat when your craving a sweet treat!

baked apple chips

Ingredients:

  • 3 small gala apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 200º.
  2. Core small gala apples using an apple corer and thinly slice.
  3. Place apples on baking sheet with silicone mat or wax paper underneath for easy cleanup.
  4. Mix sugar with cinnamon. Sprinkle the top of the apples with the cinnamon sugar mixture. {keep in mind you do not have to use all of it}
  5. Bake fore 1 hour. Flip apples over.
  6. Bake for an additional hour. Remove from oven and let rest. Serve when ready.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings