Chunky Vegetarian Chili

Some nights are just meant for chili.*

Last night was one of those nights. 

Jeff and I returned home from a day spent walking all over DC…

…and my intense craving for veggie chili was one I just couldn’t ignore. 

Since it was almost 9 by the time we made it home, I decided to use a quick and easy recipe from Cooking Light for Chunky Vegeterian Chili. I made a couple of substitutions.
  • I used TJ’s diced tomatoes because they didn’t have stewed tomatoes. 
  • I used a red bell pepper instead of a yellow one because I grabbed it by mistake
Otherwise, I followed the recipe word for word and it was awesome.

And what’s chili without cornbread?

It’s impossible to have one without the other. Especially by Jeff’s standards. 


If you’re looking for a easy but delicious vegetarian chili recipe I definitely recommend this one. I also love Eating Well’s Black Bean & Wheat Berry Chili, but that one takes a little bit longer to make. 

*I should note that while some nights are most definitely meant for chili, other nights–like tonight–are meant for dropping and splattering leftover bowls of chili all over the kitchen. Just as I was lifting a bowl to heat in the microwave over our stove, it slipped out of my hands and exploded all over the place. And when I say all over the place, I mean all. over. the. place…on the stove, behind the stove, on the wall, on the counter, on the front of the dishwasher. Sadly, I don’t have a picture to show you because I was too shocked about what had just happened to think of pulling out my camera. Trust me, it was the most ridiculous thing that’s happened to me all week. Thankfully, Jeff helped me clean up the mess. 

What is the most ridiculous kitchen mishap that has ever happened to you? 

Have a great Monday! 

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  1. I am a living breathing kitchen mishap. Soup on the ground? Check! Miss the pan of the bread machine and pour the flour on the burner? Check! Spill eggs down the front of the stove? Check! Fortunately I’m a better cleaner than I am a cook. But this looks like a recipe I need to try

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