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It’s Meatless Monday-The Ideal Day for Chili

It’s snowing but I can’t complain because so far…she says with fingers crossed, it’s been a mild and snowfree winter. I looked out the window and thought today would be perfect for making soup or a stew. As it’s Meatless Monday I decided to check the offical Meatless Monday site to see what they suggested. This chili seemed perfect. Best thing is it uses quinoa and I had some thanks to the folks at truRoots who sent me three of their products to try.  Someone told me that this grain is even more tasty if you toast it before you add it to recipe. So I did that by heating it in a skillet for couple of minutes while the onions were cooking. It’s a food that’s packed with nutrition and I’m seeing more meatless recipes using it.

And the following recipe also contains nutritional yeast which is optional. I  use it and buy in the bulk bins at the local. You can also purchase it online.

Here’s the link to truRoots if you want to learn more about the product and they have some recipes too.

http://www.truroots.com/Default.aspx

And here’s the link to this Monday’s recipe if you want to try it.

http://www.meatlessmonday.com/quinoa-chili/

And finally some photos I took as I made this recipe-