An Old Favorite: Vegan chilli

veg chilliDuring gradschool I lived with my cousin and her 5yr old daughter. Her mom says I spoiled her because I let her help me with a lot of stuff and played silly games with her.

One day I had a craving for vegetarian chilli. Together we scoured online for recipes and she chose this one from the stir. I made changes and a favorite was born. 

Here’s the excerpt from my journal:

2 cups cooked beans (I used every type I had in my pantry which turned out to be black, light red, small red, cranberry and pinto beans; I don’t even know the difference but that’s what it said on the packet.
chopped veggies1 cup cooked rice
3/4 cup corn
3/4 cup chopped carrots
1 large tomato chopped
1 large onion chopped
3 cloves garlic chopped
1 stick cinnamon (you can use powdered I was being lazy)
1 tsp grated nutmeg
4 tbsp oil
4 tbsp ketchup
salt to taste

Warm oil, add onion and garlic. Simmer until tender. Add beans (here is were I cooked the dry beans with cinnamon and nutmeg, using canned beans would require a different amount of cooking time). Add rice, corn, tomato and carrots. Bring to a boil. Add salt and ketchup. Serve warm. I would have made it more spicy but between my recent rumbling tummy and the 5yo dislike of spice I stayed away from spice. It came out way better than I expected.
Now I leave out the onion because its one of my FODMAP triggers and replace the ketchup with tomato paste.

Do you have any kid approved favorites?

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About Monetta

*200hr certified yoga teacher *owns and operates Sayana Yoga in St Lucia. *2015 St Lucia Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award


  1. This looks awesome, Can’t wait to try this out. If you like your chilli then why not take a look at this?

  2. Hi, thank you so much for including my recipe ☺️

    1. Thanks. Your blog is pretty awesome

  3. Looks like a delicious take on a favorite! Yum!

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