Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Beany Bond

Happy National Chili Month!
My friend Sue makes killer chili...I could grow old and rotund on it if she didn't live half a country away. I guess there are advantages to long-distance friendships. ;)
Chili is fabulous at this time of year not just because it heats you up as temps cool down, but you can make buckets of it at once and ring the dinnerbell, bring it to a potluck or invite friends over for movie-chili-and-chocolate-cake marathons. Chili is the beany bond that holds the world together.  :)

from Janet at the taste space

from Bianca at Vegan Crunk

from Dynise at urban vegan

from Isa Chandra at Post Punk Kitchen

from Ricki Heller

from Winnie at Healthy Green Kitchen

from Hannah at BitterSweet

from Alissa at Girl Makes Food

from Hannah at House Vegan

from Helyn's Healthy Kitchen

from Kathy at Healthy Slow Cooking

Vary the spices, peppers and beans any way you like. Serve it up on organic rice, whole grain pasta or quinoa, as a dressing for polenta or bake it into a heartwarming chili cornbread casserole...yumza!

For chili on the fly check out Amy's Kitchen or Eden Organic Chili. You can find all sorts of heat levels and flavors and they're vegan!
•> Local Focus...Outpost and Sendik's always have beans and tomatoes on sale so hit the stores and start simmering.  :)

How do you like your chili...superspicy or nice and mild? In a special chili bowl? Do you dip in tortilla chips or crackers or bread? Are you a chili dog or chili burger fiend?


  1. Chili month? Now that's a new event to me! Not a bad idea though, as the weather grows colder and hearty stews sound especially appealing. What a tempting recipe round up!

    1. I agree...thick and chunky and heartwarmingly spicy saves my soul at this time of year. :)

  2. Nothing like a good chilli :) I like mine medium- mild with a touch of chocolate and lots of bell peppers as well as beans.

    1. Now there's a good question...chocolate-tinged bowl of chili or chili pepper-spiced bar of chocolate? On a frigid October day I'd definitely go for the bowl!

  3. Mmmm I love chili! We like our chilis differently. I like mine mildly spicy and he likes his extremely spicy. We would serve them with fried polenta, tortilla chips & of course, nachos!

    1. Just found your post for Doni's Vegan Chili...clever trick with the beer! Gorgeous photos as always! :)