Chili & Cornbread

April 8, 2008 at 7:14 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Last night I made veggie chili, and although it was ok yesterday, it tasted amazing today! Something about letting the flavors meld together overnight makes it taste so delicious as leftovers! And I’m glad I had it in the fridge today, because today was one of those cloudy, overcast, slightly chilly days that makes it feel like it’s winter again (even though it should be spring.)

Here’s my recipe for the veggie chili:

  • 2 tbsp oil (I used safflower oil)
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 small zucchini, sliced
  • 2 small carrots, sliced
  • about 6 white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small red pepper, diced
  • about 1 cup (or more) TVP
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2 small cans tomato sauce
  • 1 can white beans
  • paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and chili powder to taste
  • a few tbsp of green taco sauce
  • 3-4 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • some water (as much/little as you want)

Basically, I just sauteed the veggies in the oil for about 2-3 minutes, then added everything else and simmered for about 30 minutes.

Also, tonight I improvised a recipe for green chile cornbread. It turned out decently good! I didn’t measure ingredients exactly, but here’s what I used:

  • about 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • about 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • about 3 tbsp sugar
  • about 1 tsp salt
  • about 3-4 tsp baking powder
  • about 4 tbsp ground flax seeds mixed with a little water
  • about 3-4 tbsp safflower oil
  • about 2/3 container (small) of Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream
  • about 1 cup (or less??) water
  • 1 small can diced green chiles

I put the cornbread in a lightly oiled casserole dish and baked it in the oven at 425 for 30 minutes. The outside was done, but the center was still undercooked… so I cut out two pieces from the side (since we were hungry!) and kept cooking the rest of the cornbread for about 10 minutes.

And, finally, one more picture! Normally, my cats Nathaniel and Mirabella just sort of tolerate each other (well, she tries to play with him but he acts disdainful and offended by her playful advances), but I caught them snuggling together the other day! Aren’t they cute?!

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