Monday, January 14, 2008


I've been in a bit of a food funk lately. I just can't decide what to make. Nothing is jumping out at me and looking all exciting. I've been really into casseroles and stuff like that lately. I've made the Leek and Bean Cassoulet from Veganomicon a few times, not to mention the fantastic Chickpea Broccoli Casserole. Also, a great standard.

I feel like I want to make chili. The problem is that none of the recipes I currently have really get me all hot and bothered. My favorite chili recipe is the one from the original Moosewood cookbook, but that book's in storage. So, I want to try something new. Does anyone have any favorites they'd like to share? I want something that's got beans and would be totally appropriate to crumble crackers into. I think I have this memory of chili from childhood that I'm desperately craving all of a sudden. Please, share! I'm wanting to make a few different kinds in the next few months.

Since I'm asking for recipes and not sharing them, I'll tease you guys with some pictures of the Smlove Pie from Veganomicon. If you're not familiar with the recipe, it's a chocolate mousse pie with peanut butter caramel, maple-candied pecans and a chocolate drizzle. It's amazing, and you can totally freeze it if you can't eat all of it in a few days. It's hella rich, though, so make sure to keep that in mind when cutting the pieces.




  1. That looks so good! I must try it.

  2. You should try my chili!

  3. I've been uninspired as well! Is it the weather?!

  4. Easiest chili ever
    1 pkg boca or 1/2 c TVP
    1 large can Tomato puree
    1 can light kidney beans
    1 can dark kidney beans
    1 can spicy chili beans
    1 med. onion, chopped
    2 cloves garlic
    1 T Olive oil
    cumin, chili powder to taste

    Saute onion and garlic in olive oil. Add beans and boca (tvp), bring to a simmer. Add cumin and chili powder until it doesn't smell like raw tomato anymore. Eat...

    Simple, yet amazingly good.

  5. Ooohhh - what a contrast to your last post! I've been wanting to try that pie ever since I saw it online...before the book! Now, I must. Regarding the chili recipe, I just love the chilis in Dreena's newest book (Eat, Drink and Be Vegan), especially the sweet potato and coconut one. Also, try Cooking for some great recipes, which can easily be veganized (they have a tendency to throw, "2 pieces of bacon," into many recipes - blech!)

  6. It's going around, I've been blahzey too. I'll post my white chili recipe tomorrow. It's so nummy, hopefully it will help you out!

  7. Can't help with the chili situation, but I CAN drool all over that picture of sm'love pie! Mmm... Looks incredible.

  8. My favourite chili recipe is from La Dolce Vegan by Sarah Kramer. It's called Sarah's Chili-Con-Bulgur (pg 163. It's fast and yummy!

  9. my recipe is available here based on something on the allrecipes site:

  10. Hahaha that look like bacon on 2nd pic

  11. My favorite chili recipe is a black bean and sweet potato one from The Great American Detox Diet by Alex Jamieson. It's probably quite different from the chili of your childhood, but it's really delicious. :)

  12. that last picture is just pure food of these days i will try that pie but i need to have a lot of other people around to eat it or I'll end up inhaling half of it!

  13. I don't think I would be able to freeze this, I would just devour it!-Yum.

  14. You're making me drool just a little over here... ;)