Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Vegetarian Tiger Blood Chili and Gnarly Potatoes. WINNING!

Pretty sure I’m going to spend the day winning!  Tiff is off work.  Any good housewife knows when your spouse is off work you must spend the day having loads of fun.  It is the only thing to do so they can properly deal with work related stress.  Our plan is to golf then cash in a few of our Living Social buys.  We have one for movie tickets and another for barbeque at Moe’s.  
Before I head out on my fun day, I wanted to share a couple of recipes with you.  The first is a vegetarian chili I made for my Charlie Sheen watch party last night.  So good!  And the next is the perfect baked potato.  Also very yummy.

Vegetarian Chili (provided by Pickles E. Imes)
1 can kidney beans drained
2 cans black beans rinsed and drained
2 cans chili beans (with jalapeños)
2 cans petit diced tomatoes (one can drained)
1 6oz can of tomato paste
1 clove of chopped garlic
1 sweet onion diced
1 red pepper diced
Chili pepper (lots)
Cayenne pepper (lots)
Salt and white pepper to taste
Sour cream
Cheddar cheese

Load everything up in the crock pot and cook on low for 10 to 12 hours
Top with saltines, cheese and sour cream
I think next time I make this I will ditch the saltines and make jalapeño corn bread instead!

Perfect Baked Potato


Medium baking potatoes

Olive oil
Sea Salt
Green Onion
Cheddar Cheese
Sour Cream

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Scrub the potatoes.  Pierce the skin with a fork several times.  Rub the skin with olive oil (sounds dirty doesn’t it), then with sea salt.  Place the potato (DO NOT WRAP IN ALUMINUM FOIL!!!) and bake for about an hour, or until slightly soft.
Top your potato with green onion, cheese, butter and sour cream. 



  1. I love vegetarian chili!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!