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Hearty Two Bean Vegetarian Chili

In Main dish on July 3, 2010 at 9:36 pm

chili

After a long day in the sun, there is nothing like coming home and devouring a hearty meal.  Chili, vegetarian style, is great for this.  Packed full of beans and vegetables, it is a great comfort food that is bound to give you energy for the rest of the evening.

I spent my afternoon at Pearl Palooza, a street music festival in Albany.  I was able to see a band that I loved in college, Rusted Root.  I was ecstatic during Food & Creative Love.

All I want is food and creative love.

rusted root

Isn’t that the truth!

I soaked up a ton of sun rays and had a great time getting down to Rusted Root. When I got home, I was pretty beat and super hungry.  As I dug through my (almost empty) pantry, the cans of beans beckoned me.

I decided to make chili because it is such a comforting and nutrient packed dish with a nice kick.  It can also be pretty quick and easy, although chili is best if it is made the day before eating it.  I toned down the spice for this meal (if you have been reading for the past few weeks, you may have noticed I use a lot of hot spices in my meals.)

The recipe and picture are after the jump…

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Basil Whole Wheat Pizza

In Main dish on May 29, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Pizza

Confession of a foodie: A mere two years ago, I was such a food n00b that I was shocked to learn that people could make pizza at home!  When someone suggested making their own pizza, I thought it was impossible because pizzas were clearly produced by a gigantic and magical pizza machine that we obviously lacked.  How were we supposed to create the same greasy monstrosity that Papa Johns pumped out of their pizza machines?

SHOCKINGANSWER:  People make their own pizzas all the time and they do not have to be loaded with grease and fat.

Learn more after the jump…

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‘Cado’ ‘n’ Cuc’ Sandwich

In Beyond Easy, Lunch, Sandwich on May 29, 2010 at 2:40 pm

This is not a recipe, per se, but rather instructions for making a darn tasty sandwich!

Guac Sandwhich

My lunch today consisted of one of the above sandwiches.

Ingredients for One Sandwich

  • 1 whole wheat, organic English muffin, toasted
  • 3 or 4 pieces of spinach
  • 3 or 4 slices of a peeled cucumber
  • 4 slices of avocado

Josh put cheese on his sandwich, which he said he really liked.

Tip: put the avocado on the top layer- the sandwich will be unstable if your put them lower on the sandwich.

Yes, every bite of an avocado is packed with fat and calories, but it is not bad fat. The nutritional benefits are outstanding!

I put the left over slices of avocado in a bag with lime juice so they will stay fresh.  Thinkin’ about making some tasty guacamole tomorrow!