Triple Protein Chili


A negative Covid test and a request for a spicy meal had me simmering a batch of chili in my cauldron (opps, I mean Dutch Oven) for my first non-solo dinner this weekend and finally ended a month long separation. The fireplace was crackling, mood music was streaming, and my home felt all snug and…

Chili Huevos Rancheros


A couple weekends ago, as I was lamenting our current lack of library access, I remembered I had an old Kindle Fire tucked away somewhere in the office. After rummaging around a bit, I found it, plugged it for a charge, and immediately downloaded Hoopla. Previously, I’ve had zero interest in reading books online, as…

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili


There are several chili recipes in my archives, but not too many vegan versions. I am an unapologetic omnivore, who happens to recognize the environmental and health benefits of a plant forward diet, however. So, my weekly menu always features more vegetarian meals than meat-based ones. The ratio usually floats between 5:2 or 4:3, with…

Cast Iron Wild Boar Chili


Hunting was a way of life for most of the people I grew up around, and mostly it was a means to feed the family high quality proteins that no one could really afford to buy from the grocery. Most of the hunters I knew not only filled up their own freezers every season, but…

Vegan Voodoo Chili


I won second place with this recipe in our neighborhood’s chili cook-off contest. I was doin’ my happy chili dance for weeks! Ingredients 1 pkg extra firm Nasoya NonGMO Organic tofu, frozen overnight, defrosted, drained, and crumbled 1 cup dried black beans, soaked overnight, drained and rinsed 1 cup vegetable stock 2 dried Chipotle chiles,…

Chili Stuffed Baked Sweet Potato


On nights I’m home alone and dining solo cooking becomes a chore instead of something I love to do. However with practicing better self love and care, I’m really working at embracing cooking a healthy, delicious meal even on the evenings my better half is hundreds of miles away on one of her numerous business…

4 Alarm Short Rib Chili with Sweet Potato Chips


Whole30 Day 10: Halloween is such a fun holiday for me, but growing up I can only remember being allowed to trick-or-treat maybe once or twice. Usually my fundamentalist parents held the opinion that the holiday was satanic and blasphemous and so we weren’t allowed to dress up and canvass the neighborhoods for candy. Nowadays,…