Tofu Chicken Chili

We love chili. Beans are the bomb. But sometimes we also like to have some tofu, particularly before a gruelling boot camp session. We repeat to ourselves, we are doing this willingly. This is fun. Despite the pain we undergo 3 times a week, at least we are full and able to do all those planks and squats. No diets here! Just delicious, home cooked food.

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup onion, finely chopped
2 carrots, finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 package veggie ground “chicken”
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups vegetable broth
1-2 cups water
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 can white kidney beans
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon vegeta
1/2 cup vegan cheddar cheese or regular cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

1. Heat the olive oil in large non-stick pan or saucepan. Saute onions for 5-8 minutes at medium high heat. Add carrots and cook for 5 to 8 min, stirring constantly. Add garlic and cook for another 2-3 min.
2. Add dry seasonings, veggie broth, water and veggie ground chicken, mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add red and yellow bell pepper and cook for another 10 minutes.
3. Add beans, cheese and parsley. Heat through, stirring to combine. Season with salt, pepper and vegeta to taste. Serve immediately.


Quick Vegetarian Chili

There is nothing better than warm, spicy chili on a cold winter day, especially if it can be cooked from scratch in only 20 minutes!

Quick Vegetarian Chili

1 tsp organic coconut oil
1 medium onion (chopped)
6 cloves of garlic
1 can of black beans or red kidney beans
1 can of white kidney beans
1 tsp vegeta
1 tsp chili powder
A dash of cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
1 can of spicy pizza sauce (380 ml) plus equal amount of water

1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute the onions for 7-8 minutes. Add garlic and saute for an additional 2 minutes.
2. Add drained and rinsed beans, spices, pizza sauce and water.
3. Bring to a boil and let simmer for five minutes.

Serve over brown rice or quinoa with corn bread.