Sunday, January 4, 2009

When It's Chilly, Eat Chili!

Brrrr ... the temperature in Memphis has dropped from 70 degrees yesterday to a chilly 40 degrees tonight. And it's also drizzling and windy. Ick! The best solution to staying warm on a cold, cold night? A steamy bowl of my Chipotle Chickpea Chili:

This is another one of my cookbook recipes. I developed it last winter, but haven't made it since. After consuming the above bowl a few minutes ago, I'm not sure why I waited so long.

It contains all my favorite chili ingredients: chopped chipotle peppers, cubed tofu, chickpeas, and mushrooms. So tasty! I served it with Garden of Eatin' Organic Corn Chips, the natural version of classic Fritos. If you haven't tried these yet, you gotta pick some up. They're my new favorite chip!

By the way, if you're a tester, this recipe will be up tomorrow on the tester site, along with a couple of others. And for everybody else, I should be back to regular posting now. Sorry I've been so sporadic. I didn't cook much over the holidays, but I have plenty planned for this week.

25 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

DIVINE!!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

Chipotle chili sounds perfect! Chipotle is one of my favorite flavors.

shelby said...

Silly me, I thought you would totally post this recipe when I saw the title but then I forgot you were testing for the book.
Darn it!!!
Let me wipe up my drool...

Tara said...

This looks great! I can't wait for the book to come out!

Alison said...

great! I love chili! Can't wait to make it :)

Chelsea said...

Chickpeas in chili sounds freakin' awesome!!!

Jenn said...

Yum! I've been craving something spicy. I adore chipotle.

River said...

Chili when it's chilly is the best! Keep'em coming! :)

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

I made chili yesterday! Definitely one of my favorite winter foods.

Vivacious Vegan said...

It's been on the warm side here lately but we're having a cold front moving in and it's going to be in the 40's which is low enough to keep me inside with a bowl of chili. Your version looks and sounds delicious.

Oh, and did I mention, I'm still drooling over the coconut pie. I love all things coconut and haven't had a coconut pie since becoming vegan.

Can't wait until your cookbook comes out. I'm sad I didn't get a chance to pop by here earlier to sign up to be a tester. :(

Amira said...

wow that looks really good, i want this cookbook!

Shenandoah Vegan said...

Cubed tofu in the chili is a great idea. I can't wait to get the book.

jessy said...

we didn't cook a lot over the holidays either - relaxing was the name of the game! ;) so no worries, Bianca! looking forward to more test recipes, too! yay!

i'm gonna have to check out those organic corn chips - fritos are yummy - but the whole GMO things scares the hell outta me! eek! your chipotle chickpea chili looks amazing - i can't wait to try it! excitedface!

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

i like chili, and chickpea chili sounds good. i'm super excited about being a tester. my spouse makes a mean chili both traditional veg chili and an awesome faux chix white chili. he veganized it himself from one of ms. rachel ray's recipes.

eleanor said...

can't wait to test my ass off this week :) actually considering how much i'll be eating, it will be more like building my ass up. hahahah

twoveganboys said...

Yum. The chili sounds awesome. It is cold here too. Darn Texas weather. It was 65 yesterday and today it is 35.

shellyfish said...

I love chickpeas in my chili - and it's damn cold here, so I think I'll have to make me some!

Green Eyes, Green Heart said...

Oh my word that looks spectacular! Makes me wish it was cold here in FL so I could (attempt) to make it! Too bad the high today was 83...grr global warming!! :(

-Erin

Ruby Red Vegan said...

Oooh, that chili looks so delicious and warming!

Melody Polakow said...

Love love love chipotle ..

Chili just hits the spot like nothing else sometimes.

Cyn said...

That looks delicious! I'm so glad it's a tester. :)

Mike K said...

Why am I not making chili right now? That sounds like a terrific chili, and I like the idea of a Frito chip in the natural foods isle. I should check those out.

Sal said...

looks gorgeous. I'm so cold in the office right now, I could do with a bowl of that!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Yum yum yum for chili season!

Summer Fae said...

That looks amazing. I bet even my bean hater would love that!