[FOOD | RECIPES] Veggie Chili (Recipe Included!) + Soup

I kind of ran out of food to eat quickly when I come home for lunch and for when I’m lazy. I also had a bunch of vegetables sitting in the refrigerator that were waiting to be used. I had the intention to use them all, but I felt too lazy and tired for the past couple of weeks, so I ended up not. Oops.

Half of them went bad, argh.

I decided to make due with the ones that were still actually good. I decided I wanted to make my veggie chili and some soup. Chili is pretty much my go-to food for a quick meal (obviously after it cooks) and the soup, well, I accidentally bought too much vegetable stock and needed an excuse to use it.

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So, I had the pretty boy help me out with cutting and within an hour, I had both the soup and the chili on the stove.

I’m pretty sure the chili is going to come out fine, since it’s my usual recipe, although I added two different onions this time instead of one kind.

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The soup, on the other hand, is an experiment and an excuse to get rid of both the vegetable stock and vegetables. I won’t know if it worked or not until after it’s done. If it works and I can recreate it for a second and third time, then maybe I’ll post up the recipe. I mean, might as well, right?

Anyway, let me share my usual chili recipe.

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Oh ho ho ho, you guys can print the recipe out too!

I know some people hate when you say “to taste” for spices, but honestly, I don’t measure out my spices; I just kind of throw in whatever I think looks fine and be done with it.

If you’re vegetarian, I definitely recommend adding in the nutritional yeast. If you’re not, skip it.

When I first started making chili, I used to use veggie grounds to add a meatiness to it. It never occurred to use beans until I made a veggie-loaded chili from Oh My Veggie. When I decided to add beans to my own chili, I quickly realized that the veggie grounds were unnecessary — the beans did a fine job at packing a flavourful punch.

In fact, the beans added SUCH a flavourful punch, I didn’t even taste the grounds!

A lot of my omnivore family members who occasionally will eat the vegetarian chili with the veggie ground think in order for it to taste good, you need the veggie grounds.

I thought that too at one point, but definitely not now.

It tastes SOOOOOO much better without them!

I know, I know, crazy talk, harharhar.

Welp, hope somebody likes the recipe! I’m looking forward to both of these dishes. I wonder if the soup will taste alright…