#Vegan, #GF #GlutenFree Fiesta Chili

by Emily Steers on 09/23/2013

Oh, I’m sorry. Is it chili weather?

Why, yes, sorta, it is!

This past Sunday– technically one of the first days of fall– was the first day in LA that we woke up and it wasn’t BLAZINGLY hot. Like, the entire day stayed under 70*F. I’ve lived here long enough to know that “seasons” in Los Angeles are more like “transitory air feelings” than actual climate changes. Days can feel like fall and then transition immediately to summer. It happens.

Because David was sick, I opted to make us a white chili for lunch. I didn’t have any tomatoes. So, this is what went down:

  • Olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 oz frozen bell pepper strips (mine are from Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 15oz can of white kidney beans
  • 1 15oz can pinto beans
  • 3 tsp chopped chives
  • 2 cups veggie broth
  • Cumin, Paprika, Chili Powder, salt & black pepper to taste.
  1. In a large stock pot over medium heat, bring 3 tablespoons of olive oil to heat. Add 3 cloves of finely chopped garlic, and saute until translucent.
  2. Add the frozen peppers and cook until soft. 
  3. Add the cans of beans, and do *not* drain them. You’ll want that gooey stuff to thicken the chili.
  4. Add two cups of veggie broth to the mix; PLUS all your seasonings to taste. I used a ton of cumin, a dash of smoked paprika, a lot of chili powder, and 2 teaspoons of freeze-dried chives. Cover and simmer until thick. Took about a half hour to forty-five minutes to get it to be where I wanted it to be, but I like my white chilis a bit more soup-like than most.
  5. Dish your chili, salt & pepper to taste, and enjoy.

How are you enjoying chili weather?

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Kristin September 23, 2013 at 7:56 PM

It is definitely chili weather here in MN! I’ve been fighting it because it doesn’t feel like summer should be over, but we have had some chilly days lately! This looks so yummy and healthy! I’d love if you’d pop over and link this up at Tips and Tricks Tuesday – it’s a place for people to seek out and share healthy living and weight loss advice. They’d love this!



Amber Neal September 24, 2013 at 4:19 AM

Looks really good! I can’t wait to give it a try! I found you through The Healthy Tuesday Hop!


Cindy @Hun... What's for Dinner? September 24, 2013 at 5:38 AM

This looks really good! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.


Kerry September 25, 2013 at 3:47 PM

We are finally seeing some fall weather here in Michigan too. I cannot wait to start making soups, stews and chilies again.

Thanks for sharing on A Humble Bumble’s Healthy Tuesdays Blog Hop.
Kerry from Country Living On A Hill


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