Hope you all had a great weekend! I had a lazy weekend, meaning no alarm for two days! Yes, I usually wake up with my alarm on weekends to study. Alarm 7 days/7!
This morning I attempted making the recipe I chose for Macaroon Monday. I decided to make cinnamon rolls. I’ve never, ever used yeast before: I thought about croissants, bread and cinnamon rolls and opted for the cinnamon rolls because I ended up craving them after Caitlin made some.
My dough didn’t rise. After 3 hours making it, I didn’t have time to make it again.
I will try again soon. But not for Macaroon Monday (deadline = tomorrow).
Still, something good came out of my kitchen today.
One of the greatest meals for cold weather. Spicy, warm, comforting. Yes, I made chili :).
And it was so delicious, I (almost) forgot about my earlier recipe fail (really wanted to eat those cinnamon rolls).
Adaptation of Delicious homemade Chili with Walnut Burger Crumbles, Oh She Glows
- 2-3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium white onion, chopped
- 3-4 bay leaves
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 2 tbsp dried oregano
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 2 green bell peppers, chopped
- 3 big carrots, peeled and chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, pressed
- 2 cans (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
- 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup chili powder
- Ground black pepper to taste
- 1 can (19 ounces) black turtle beans
- 1 can (19 ounces) red kidney beans
- 1 can (19 ounces) small red beans (drain and rinse all beans)
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 can (12 ounces) whole kernel corn
Directions: In a large pot (at least 6-quart), heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, bay leaves, cumin, thyme, oregano and salt. Cook and stir until onion is tender. Add bell peppers, carrots and garlic. When vegetables are heated through, cover and let simmer 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, chili powder, black pepper, beans and chia seeds and mix well. Bring to a boil, reduce to low, cover and simmer 1 hour. Stir in the corn and continue cooking 5 minutes before serving.
Fills a 6-quart pot (1 cm left!). Approximately 10 servings.
This chili was delicious! I don’t even remember the last time I had chili and I was really craving it. Diran loved it too – carnivore opinion ;).
After writing this post, I am going in the kitchen to bake something. Third time in one day!
I am making my recipe for Diana’s Healthy Thanksgiving Challenge!
Yes, I’m Canadian. Participating for fun :).
See you tomorrow with yummy healthy thanksgiving dessert!