Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Vegan Slow Cooker Chili

After all the stress of the holidays, the LAST thing I want to do is go to the supermarket, so here's the January 2nd live out of the pantry and freezer slow cooker chili.

Start with 3 cans of beans rinsed and drained. I made slow cooker beans and I stored them in 1 1/2 cup portions that equal one can of beans. In here I have one can of kidney, one can of black and one package of mixed frozen beans. I put it in frozen.

Add one 28oz can of tomatoes

1 1/2 cup of frozen corn (want to add other veggies - go for it)

the seasonings - add and mix, cook on low for 6-8 hours.
3 cloves garlic (or more)
1 T chili powder
1/2 T cumin
couple dashes of liquid smoke
couple dashes of chili pepper water (or Tabasco)
salt and pepper to taste (I just had to add salt because I rinsed all the beans)

I decided to serve the chili over steamed frozen broccoli instead of the usual rice and chili. Mix it and leave it. I was able to put away the Christmas decorations and see a matinee movie. Dinner doesn't get any better than that.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy and Healthy 2013

Yes, we have  been off our game, but losing the battle is not the same as losing the war, so Big Spazz and I are climbing back on the health train. We may jump off out of pure boredom, rebellion, or for no good reason at all, but for now, we're back on.

From Rico, Honey, Big Spazz and the Rubber Slipper Contessa - happy 2013! Take care of each other, and most importantly, take care of yourself.