Janelle Peregoy shares a vegan chili recipe that's easy to make in the slow cooker - perfect for busy days!
Dawn and I both grew up in Northern California. Another friend once shared with us that she missed seasons after moving to the San Francisco Bay Area. She asked us how we knew when it was fall.
"Pumpkin spice lattes," we chimed at the same time. We started laughing hysterically, our other friend...not so much. #teampumpkinspice
Now if one doesn't have seasons in Northern California, one definitively does not have seasons in Southern California. So it's been surprising that the last few days have been:
Granted, I know many would not consider 48 degrees overnight "cold" but this weather necessitates my winter sweaters. My British husband has rolled his eyes a couple times when I added additional layers onto the boys' outfits. I felt vindicated when he donned a sweater (excuse me, a jumper) for tonight's walk. He may have been wearing shorts at the time but that is a minor detail.
Anyway, thank you for joining me for this fun-filled, seasonal free association; here’s the chili recipe for these cold nights.
Slow-Cooker Vegan Chili
- 2 15oz. cans red kidney beans, drained
- 1 15 oz. can black beans, drained
- 2 14.5 oz. can fire-roasted tomatoes
- 12 oz. vegan sausage, chopped (can be omitted but ideal for texture)
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1 red bell pepper chopped
- 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
- ½ sweet onion chopped
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 3-4 tbsp Creole seasoning
- 1 tsp oregano
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ black pepper
- Add all ingredients to slow cooker (except vegan sausage)
- Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 7-8.
- Slice sausage and add to cooker a half hour before serving.
- Serve with favorite toppings like avocado.
So delicious with corn bread!
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About the Author
Janelle Peregoy, M.Div, is an Associate Director in the Office of Family Life & Spirituality at the Diocese of San Diego. So yes, she has found one of the few positions where it is professionally acceptable to contemplate the spirituality of potty training. A Pope Francis bobble-head sits on her desk for inspiration. See more from Janelle on her blog, Faithfully Irreverent.