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Cauliflower and Tempeh Vegetarian Chili

by Meghann on March 24, 2012

My view from the day.

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Mixed with a little of this.

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Hakuna Matata. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I only moved from the couch to eat and walk Maddie. Derek and I thought about running errands or leaving the house for this or that, but we both decided we would rather just sit on the couch and veg. I think we both needed a day to just chill. ๐Ÿ™‚

I think I’m getting sick. My throat has been bothering me all day and a smoothie was all I wanted to calm it down this afternoon.

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Chocolate Mango P-Nutty Smoothie

  • 1 fresh mango (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder (I use Whole Foods brand)
  • 1 tablespoon honey peanut butter

Place in blender and blend until smooth.

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Who knew mango and peanut butter was such a winning combination? Love.

Derek and I decided to open the bottle of Delirium Tremens by brother gave me for christmas while we cooked dinner.

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Have you ever seen a beer with cork?

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It was pretty good. I’m not sure if it was the seal of the cork or not, but this beer had a lot of carbonation and a thick white head. It was very fruity and would make a really great summer beer.

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We had chili and sweet potato fries for dinner.

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Originally I was going to pour the chili over the fries, but i thought the fries were better on top for dipping. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Cauliflower and Tempeh Vegetarian Chili

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1/2 block of tempeh
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • oregano
  • cumin
  • s & p

Chop the veggies and tempeh in small pieces and begin to sweat in a medium pot. Once the onions are soft, add everything else and season to taste. Bring the pot to a boil then down to low to simmer for 30 minutes covered. Remove lid and simmer for 15 more minutes. Top with Alexa sweet potato fries.

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The chili was excellent, but it may have been a tad too hot for chili. I was sweating up a storm as I was eating my big bowl. The ice cream after dinner helped cool me down. ๐Ÿ™‚

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For once my alarm clock isn’t set. I’m predicting Derek and I will continue our lazy evening into the morning. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Good Night!

1 Deva @ Deva by Definition March 24, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Lazy days can be the best days. I can honestly say that I try to set my alarm for only one weekend day – I’m up early all other days of the week and I like getting to sleep LATE.
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2 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 24, 2012 at 11:09 pm

That looks so good!! And lazy days are pretty amazing! I’ve had a lazy couple of days (lazy yet productive if that’s possible) and they’re really the best. I think we all earn them from time to time! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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3 Sana March 24, 2012 at 11:34 pm

I love lazy days ๐Ÿ™‚ You two need it!
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4 Megan @ RunningAimlessly.com March 25, 2012 at 12:55 am

That chili looks delicious, especially with those fries! Are you vegetarian? Just started reading your blog and love it ๐Ÿ™‚

5 Meghann March 25, 2012 at 11:35 am

I’m not a vegetarian, but I love experimenting with vegetarian dishes. ๐Ÿ™‚

6 Amelia March 25, 2012 at 7:43 am

Wow, that chili looks SO yummy! I was just thinking about how hot it is already in Charleston and wondering if I could pull off such a ‘warm’ dinner, but since you’re in FL….I guess anything is doable. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I bet leftovers would be good eaten cold as a salad topper on spinach.

BTW, LOVING the mangoes right now! I picked up 2 at WFoods and they were gone by the next morning. So sweet! I’m trying your panini sandwich for my lunch today!
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7 Kristen @ notsodomesticated March 25, 2012 at 8:46 am

Yum, the chili sounds awesome!! Think it could work in a slow cooker??
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8 Heather @ Housewife Glamour March 25, 2012 at 11:09 am

That chili sounds great & I LOVE Dandelion Cafe (your tumbler cup!) ๐Ÿ˜‰
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9 Christine (The Raw Project) March 25, 2012 at 11:37 am

The chili sounds wonderful, I need to try it because I actually have all the ingredients. ๐Ÿ™‚ And lazy days are great, I had one yesterday after a busy week at work and a long run.

10 Christy March 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I love having chilaxing days. Sometimes with all the hub-bub of the week it’s nice to do nothing and to just recoup:-) I’ve seen a a fair amount of beer bottles with corks….fancier stuff I guess. My husband has a beer blog, if you like beer, check it out http://www.lyricslibationsandlife.com. Also, I too love The Lion King, bought the blueray/dvd/digital copy of it…I do also just love the Disney Classics!

11 Mattie @ Comfy and Confident March 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm

The chili looks so good. I have been looking for a hearty veggie chili and I think this one might be the one! I am excited to try it.
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12 Niki @ justrunninwithit March 25, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Lazy weekends are so great after jam packed weeks!

13 Serena March 25, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I wouldn’t think of putting mango and peanut butter together, but they are both delicious so it could def. be good.
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14 Jess-ThatJessGal March 25, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Delirum is one of my favorite beers. Be warned…it’s high gravity, so don’t let that light “summery” taste fool you! Enjoy.
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15 Erin D March 27, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Delirium is an amazing beer…Tremens is awesome, but their Nocturnum and Noel (winter-style Belgian ale) are both delicious as well!

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