October 11, 2011

Hair on Your Chest Vegan Bean Chili

I love exploring my town and finding new little shops and grocers!  I have just recently discovered two new grocers in my area.  One of them has been around for 25 years, Nutrition Stop.  How did I never know they existed?  Have I been living in a bubble, you ask?  Why, yes, yes, I have been living in a bubble.  Well, not literally but I have stayed home with my kids for almost 13 years now.  I could tell you where every park and swimming pool is around this town.  I can easily carry on a conversation with anyone ages 1 - 10.  Any older than 10 and I just embarrass myself.  "Do you need to go pee pee?", I ask my soon to be 13 year old.  "Get your sockies on if your feet are cold.", I exclaim to my HUSBAND.  You all know what I'm talking about right?  Please say you can relate!  Well, this year I have left the house and started my yoga training and I am now having conversations with real live adults!  I'm learning about the adult things around my town.  I just discovered another fabulous find right down the street from me, Connies Green Grocer!  All of their produce is organic, they have local farm raised meats and all natural grocery items.  I'm super psyched!  I know, I mentioned meat.  You see, I hate to put the Vegan label on myself because I believe that meat is important in our diets as human beings.  That said, it will be limited for me.  So, no worries omnivore Deelicious Sweets fans, there will be recipes with meat.  Just not this one.

Hair on Your Chest Vegan Bean Chili
Yield: 8 servings

  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 - 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 2 T. chipoltle chili powder
  • 1 t. coriander
  • 1 t. cumin
  • 1 t. basil
  • 1/4 t. cayenne
  • 1 (16-ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 (16-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (16-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (16-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (16-ounce) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small bag of frozen corn
  • 12 ounce bottle But Light
  • 3/4 t. Franks hot sauce
  • 1 t. vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh or dried parsley to garnish
  1. Add the olive oil to a large dutch-oven over medium heat. Add the green pepper, jalapeno, garlic, onion and seasonings. Cook and stir until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Turn heat to medium-low and let simmer for about 30 minutes.
Cooks Note:  Feel free to dial down some of the heat. Your kids will appreciate it! I serve my chili with peanut butter sandwiches. What do you serve your chili with?

Servings: 1 bowl
Calories: 349
Total Fat:  6.9 g
Cholesterol:  0 mg.
Sodium:  992.7 mg.
Protein:  16.5 g.

Speaking of "adult" time, this is how I spent some of my day today. 

Me in bridge pose on a bridge!

Jenn in side plank pose!

Me in warrior II pose!

~ Enjoy!


  1. Love the name of your chili! It looks so yummy! And you are a yoga master...I've been practicing for 7 years and wish my bridge and warrior looked so perfect :)

  2. Look at you all yoga-y in the park! I have never gotten into yoga - but if I can look like you, I need to start!
    Love the name of this chili!!

  3. Nice to see another fan of yoga! Besides yoga, I am glad you made some new discoveries around town.
    Chili weather is right around the corner-so this recipe is very timely. Love all those beans in there-yum!

  4. Okay if I did the bridge pose my arse would still touch the ground. You look freaking amazing Dee. I think I need to start eating like you. I am with you on the meat thing. We're huge animal lovers so I don't eat at places I know don't meet peta's standards. I try to only buy beauty products that don't test on them. I boycott pet food companies who misuse their animals. Yet I eat meat. It seems odd. I have been looking around for more humane places to buy it. I did find a chicken place years ago that is good. It's a hard balance. But we all talked here and have decided to go with 2 days a week that are meatless and see how we do. I shall be trying out some of your recipes. Yoga poses.... unclear if I would be able to pull that off. Lol!

  5. Your chili looks amazing. I have never done yoga. I hear it is very relaxing. I may have to give it a try.

  6. Normally I don't like vegan entrees but this is the second vegan chili recipe I have seen in 2 days and I want them both! Right now! In my tummy!

    As for the poses, you are wayyyyy more limber than I am. If I even managed to get myself in those, someone would have to get a bulldozer to get me back out of them hehe

  7. Dee, I love this chili recipe and the name! Though I would prefer no hair on my chest, thank you! I find not eating meat to be the perfect challenge, but I don't think I can get rid of the dairy!
    I think if I had attempted the warrior pose on the rocks I would have been rushed to hospital with a huge gash on my head! You go girl!

  8. Anonymous11.10.11

    Your Yoga Is perfect. Yum you make the best food ever. And good job on the Warrior pose(:
    I want to start yoga it sounds fun and relaxing:D <3 Good job(:

  9. Anonymous11.10.11

    Dee, Chili looks yummy and keep rocking girl(:
    Helena's mom?

  10. This chili looks awesome! Love the addition of the Frank's too. Going to yoga tonight myself. Great photos!

  11. Dee, I'm impressed! I wish I can be flexible like you... If I do warrior pose, most likely I would fall in to the water. I am envious of your flat tummy! With the food and yoga, you made me a little more motivated than before I read your post. I'm serious! Thank you! :-)

  12. I eat meat, but I like eating vegetarian meals (or vegan in this case!) at least a few times a week. There are so many good things in this chili, you wouldn't miss the meat at all!

  13. This is great. Hair on Your Chest whether you want it or not..

  14. I've always wanted to try yoga. You make it look so easy!

    I'm right there with you on the whole speaking in kid language. I just went back to work part-time after 12 years at home. It is nice to get out and talk to adults during the day!

    Your chili looks wonderful (although can I get it without a side of chest hair??). We're a huge house of carnivores here (we actually had Kitchen Sink Chili tonight for supper) but for me the beans are the best part of chili. :)

  15. delicious looking chilli looks healthy lovely combination
    lovely poses

  16. This chili looks great! And even though I don't want hair on my chest...I'm going to try it!!! That's the thing about chili...if you load it up with great beans and veggies...you don't miss the meat! Love your pictures, Dee. You're lookin good girl!!!

  17. Anonymous11.10.11

    All I can say is I can relate! Ha, I could tell you all about kids activities and places to go. I swear I've said the same thing to my husband too!!! This chili looks great (as do your yoga poses!)

  18. As a woman, I worry about eating something that will put hair on my chest. LOL!

  19. Love the pictures! Great idea adding beer to the chili. That sounds awesome.

  20. Anonymous12.10.11

    Love the name of the chili! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe Dee! Looks delish! Have a good one! =]

  21. Now that's a post title that will get attention! Love the looks of it. I sometimes like extra spicy, esp. when it comes to chili. Don't think I'll be doing yoga after eating it though - hehe!

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  22. Blogger hates me!
    I wrote a long comment and it wouldn't go thorough GRRRRR

    I can totally relate Dee! I have a friend who says mums lose brain cells by the second in those child raising years!

    Proud of you for the GREAT job you are doing now..those yoga poses are WOW!

  23. Wow, Dee - you're in awesome shape! Like the sound of your chili. Yum! Fancy putting beer in it!

  24. Anonymous15.10.11

    That chilli looks amazing. And your yoga pics looks so serene

  25. Wow - that chili looks great! Great yoga post too!

    Check us out sometime @ BloomEveryday.wordpress.com. :)

  26. I guess I'll take the chance of growing hair on my chest and give this a try. :) Great pics of you posing!


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