Sunday, March 1, 2009

Veggie Chili & Vegan Skillet Corn Bread

We got a bunch of stuff done today including our taxes, which = money back- woohoo! It has been raining all day long so something warm and comforting for dinner sounded really good. I whipped up a batch of Vegetable Chili:

03/01 Dinner Vegetable Chili
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
** You can add any other veggies you like, carrots, zucchini, squash as well
2 cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
28 oz canned diced tomatoes
8 oz can tomato sauce
1/2 cup your favorite salsa
Chili Seasoning* (as below) or using a package mix
Optional: add your favorie meat substitute for additional protein

*Make your own chili seasoning here.


Soy cheese
Chopped green onions
Chopped Cilantro

Served with organic corn tortilla chips for dipping and crunch or corn bread ~ Yum!

Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add all the vegetables through the garlic and saute for about 5-10 minutes until softened. Add the beans through the salsa and spices. Stir, cover and simmer for 1 hour.

Scoop and serve with your favorite toppings. It makes about 6-7 1 cup servings.

Vegetable Chili Up Close
This is a very low cal recipe that is so feeling and satisfying. The Husband and I really loved it. He had chips with his (which I stole a couple) and I had this Vegan Skillet Corn bread with mine.

Vegan Skillet Corn Bread
The corn bread is definitely not a sweet bread even though I used vanilla soy milk. I topped my 1 1/2 slices with a little vegan butter and honey. Yum!

After I put the chili on and the corn bread in the oven, I settled down for a Quick 20 minutes of Gentle Hath Yoga from This has to be one of my favorite ones ~ it's all about relaxing, stretching and letting everything in your day go.....Ahhh! It really made me want to do nothing after though. Good thing dinner was pretty much done.

I am off to read, relax and maybe watch a movie with The Husband again. We picked up 3 on Friday that we are slowly making our way through.

Nite all!


  1. Your chili and cornbread look delicious. I did the same Gentle Hatha download as you. It felt great.

  2. Hey Danica love the blog! You definitly needed to create one for all your yummy recipes. I'll be sure to visit often. I wish I would have found it sooner to do that gluten free challenge with you and Kirwin. I think I might try your yoga challenge this month :)


  3. Kirwin ~ It was so easy to make - this might work for you on tutor night maybe? Glad you enjoyed your yoga.

    Sara~ It is so great to see you post! Yes, do stop by and comment any time. I am planning on adding a recipe section as a way to store them all once I figure out how to just add them :) You should definitely join in on yoga - you will love it. Check out - there are alot of free sessions there that you can do anywhere. You put them on your ipod/mp3 player.

  4. Rachel said...
    Chili delicious. I recommend adding a little bit more spice to it-giving it a little kick. My husband loved it as well.

  5. Rachel ~ I totally agree - spicy chili is the best. Glad you enjoyed it!