Tuesday, March 13, 2012

More Hearty Meatless Meals

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Hearty Meatless Chili
This just in: Husband Approved Vegetarian Chili. First let me say that I took my inspiration from Emeril Lagasse, however there were several ingredients in his recipe that my hubby is allergic to, so from my inspiration I came up with my own recipe and my husband loved it. I have said before that I will not post something as a hearty meatless meal unless it is husband approved and this one is.

Husband Approved Hearty Vegetarian Chili

1 Can Ranch Style Beans
1 Can Organic Black Beans
1 Can Organic Corn
1 Small Can Mild Green Chilies
1 Pound Fresh Sliced Mushrooms
1 Diced Onion
2 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Can Organic Diced Tomatoes
2 Teaspoons Cumin
2 Teaspoons Coriander
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Dried Parsley
2 Tablespoons Masa Flour
Olive Oil
Seasoned Salt to Taste

Saute mushrooms, onion and garlic in olive oil, season with Seasoned Salt. Add canned ingredients and spices; simmer on low for about an hour, stirring occasionally. Stir in masa flour and simmer a little longer. Serve with your favorite chili fixin's and enjoy.

How I became Considering frugal

Fueled by the growing list of pollution related allergies my family suffered from each day, and inspired by my 97 year old grandmother who could recycle ANYTHING before recycling was cool, back in 2011, I decided (in the spirit of the Julie/Julia Project...) to embark on a journey to see just how much one family could do to change our planet. I didn't consult any other parties before I launched this idea. Thankfully my husband, daughter and son are usually my biggest supporters. Here is the catch; as I'm normally very thrifty (you can note from early blog posts), I was looking for ways that I could reduce our carbon footprint and make socially responsible purchases without increasing our spending. Mmmmmm. We succeed in changing some of our habits a bit and finding ways to reduce our footprint. There were lots of fun epic fails alone the way too! But the biggest change we have made over the course of the last six years, was to move from the mega city of Phoenix to Wyoming. You can read my full bio on my About Me page.

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