January 20, 2010

Vegetarian Chili - what could be better in a stormy winter day...

What a day, most of the time the storm was raging outside, lightnings, thunderstorms, a hale, even a tornado warning! It was quite an experience!

I felt we needed something hot and spicy for dinner, something to match the stormy weather today. After a quick inventory in my slimming pantry ( remember, I'm still not buying groceries,) it struck me, of course it's gotta be chili. Eureka!

Here there are, the products, I had:
  • an onion
  • two carrots
  • a green and red bell peppers
  • a bunch of cilantro
  • two cans stewed tomatoes
  • a can of kidney beans
  •  a cup of white northern beans and chick peas, soaked in water
  • few garlic cloves
  • and the spices, ground chili powder, chili pepper flakes, cumin and freshly ground black pepper.

I quickly chopped the veggies and heated two tbsp of olive oil in a pot.

First, I added the onions and garlic. Sauted them for few minutes till they became soft. Then I added the spices, black pepper, chili powder, cumin, red hot peper flakes. I did not add salt, the beans were not pre-cooked and the salt would've slowed down  the cooking process.

I added the tomatoes, and cooked for almost 2 hours.

Here you go, spicy chili, with red onions, cilantro and cheese. Perfecto!

Now, time to curl on the sofa, and watch the recording of "Private Prictice" from last week :).
... We ended up watching a recording of Ray Romano's new show on TNT, "Man of a certain age". Hilarios! Especially for people of a certain age :)

1 comment:

  1. Looks really good! It would be even better with home-cooked beans