Vegetable Chili

I have a habit of wanting to go on diets but never seem to stick to them. January 2016 I attempted to complete the Daniel Diet. No sugars, meats, dairy, etc etc. It was super hard and as you can imagine I didn’t finish but I did find and create a bunch of new recipes to help with my cravings. One of those was vegetable chili. I looked at a bunch of different recipes online and they all had some ingredients that I just didn’t like so I figured I would just create my own. Check out the recipe below!

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Ingredients

2 stalks celery

2 small tomatoes

1/2 onion

2 carrots

1/4 bag of frozen corn (1 can of corn)

1 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper

1tsp garlic powder (or fresh diced garlic)

1/2 tsp oregano and 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

1tbsp chili powder

1 jalapeno

2 cups brown rice

1 can red kidney beans (1/4 bag)

1 cup of vegetable broth

2 cups water (dependent on if you use canned or bagged beans)

Directions

In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, peppers, garlic, and chili powder, and season with salt and pepper. Stir together and cook until soft, 3 to 4 minutes.


Mix in beans, tomatoes, celery, carrots and corn and liquids. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Add two cups of brown rice and cook for additional 20 minutes. Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper and diced jalapeno, if necessary. Served with desired toppings. Leftovers will keep in the fridge for about a week or in the freezer for a couple months.

 

** If using frozen or uncooked beans, boil beans for 20 minutes before adding frozen vegetables. Cook for additional 10 minutes then add to the pot of remaining ingredients.

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Published by: Pieces of Me

Often times we find ourselves hoping to following our minds rather than our hearts and we soon realize it's not the case. we get so caught up in our feelings and allow the stream of tears to sway us into making short term decisions that has long term effects. Sometimes we need to take a step back from ourselves and look at things from the outside. Ask ourselves is it worth it? Will I be ok with my decision tomorrow? Once we decide that it is worth losing we need to breathe in release and let go! No looking back, no regrets, just high hopes for the future, less frowns and more smiles. My name is Jordean Matthews and I am a native of Pleasantville, NJ. This blog showcases all things that are me. My life, my talents, my thoughts, my family. It truly displays all the pieces of me.

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