A healthy meal to start out the new year!

The thing that I love about making chili is that it really is one of those "everything but the kitchen sink" recipes. Just start with a basic recipe and add what you have on hand! 1/1/11 version of vegetarian chili Dice the onion, garlic, and jalapeno and saute it in a tablespoon or so of olive oil until golden. Add carrots, rutabaga, and zucchini and saute until soft. Add the remaining ingredients. Let simmer for about an hour, stirring occasionally. Yum!
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 jalapeno
  • bunch of carrots
  • 1 rutabaga
  • 2 zucchinis
  • 1/2 bag of corn kernels (frozen from summer's bounty)
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin
  • a bunch of chili powder (to taste)
  • 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 28 ounce can of kidney beans
  • 3 bay leaves
  • olive oil
Best wishes for a happy & healthy new year!! SPFC