Well, it has been a solid two months since you've heard from me. The holidays are a crazy time for bakers. More orders means longer days, combine that with having a second job and working a full seven days a week and you won't have much time to eat, let alone good a website-worthy meal at home. Now, it's finally January. The holiday craziness is over, it actually feels like winter outside, and I bring you some tummy-warming recipes.
Have you ever attempted to look up vegan chili recipes and just find that they are just packed with too many ingredients? In my mind, chili should be simple. Something you should be able to cook in a big batch and keep in the fridge, heating up small portions to quickly warm you from the cold of winter throughout the week. When a chili recipe calls for four different kinds of beans and way too many veggies, it kind of loses all of it's chili qualities for me. What are these qualities, you ask? Pretty standard.. Chili should have a lot of kidney beans, a thick red base of diced tomatoes and their juices, pepper and onion (and maybe some corn), a nice kick of heat, and a whole lot of flavor.
Don't get me wrong, there are a ton of delicious variations of chili. However, if you're going for a standard vegan chili, you should keep it.. pretty standard. Which is exactly what I have here for you! This chili has been made so many times over the past few years, but hasn't been physically written down as a recipe until this past week. When I used to live with my ex, I made chili all the time. It was his favorite meal. His only complaint was that it always tasted different. So, I made a giant batch of this chili and actually measured everything I put in it, tasting it, and recording all of my changes meticulously. I ended up making way too much, though, and packed some up for a couple friends and my roommates. All of which have thoroughly enjoyed it. Well, Bren, I finally figured it out!
Damn Good Vegan Chili (GF)
My name is Ellen Jane and I spend my free time doing vegan experiments in my kitchen so you don't have to. Take a look around.