Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Roasted veggie salad and 3 bean chili

Kevin and I watched Glee last night because Enrique was on. Love that man. He's so purdy. I never watch Glee anymore, its boring. I do love singing and dancing but its gotten so predictable. We stopped after season 2 I think but every once and a while, a guest star will pop on that I wanna see. Or they dedicate a show to you know, Britney. So I watch then. Lol.

I made a massive pot of chili in my crockpot. I never write chili recipes down because every time I make it different and its so easy to make chili. But here's a guestimate of what I put in there.

3 Bean Chili
4 cups mixed beans (navy, black, and pinto)
2 bottles of tomato sauce
1-2 cups water
3 tsp veggie stock (dry)
3 celery stalks, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
1 large onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 tomatoes, chopped
2 jalapeno's, diced
4 tsp chili powder
2 tsp chili flakes
1 tsp cumin
2 tsp garlic powder

Combine all ingredients into your crockpot (slow cooker) and cook on low for 10 hours. I do it while I'm working for the day. I also used dried beans so I soaked them overnight, rinsed, then soaked again during the day. I did this on a Saturday and used them on Monday for the chili.

I roasted some broccoli, carrots and yams in lemon, garlic powder, sea salt and Italian seasoning for 30 minutes. Threw them on top of a bed of spinach and drizzled some of my lemon-mustard dressing. I sprinkled hemp seeds on it all. If you don't recall, I don't roast my veggies in oil. I just use a lemon.

Lemon-Mustard Dressing
1 lemon, juiced
2-3 tbsp mustard (any kind)
Sriracha, to taste

Combine and drizzle on your salad, your veggies, whatevs!

This was a perfectly filling dinner with tons of fiber to keep things moving smoothly. Plus its gluten free, healthy and DELISH.





  1. Roasted veggie salad looks good here. :) unfortunately you miss Roasted veggie Ingredients. Looking forward to its recipe. Thanks!

    garlic chili pepper

    1. Hi Mark!!! Its there just above the dressing. Not an exact recipe but what I do is chop a head of broccoli, a couple carrots, a couple small yams and pour a freshly squeezed lemon over them. Then a sprinkling of italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes. I used an entire lemon for the yams and another one for the broccoli and carrots. I wrapped my yams up in tin foil so they would cook faster as I was hungry! lol