BRIGHT VEGETABLES & BOLD FLAVORS
Today we hit the road. Bags packed, butterflies going crazy in little people’s tummies (and big!), and a one-year old recovering from tonsillitis (sigh). Hopefully our flight will *swiiiishh* by, just like that, and that the jam-packed hand luggage has just the right type of entertainment for 7 hours of day-time travel. And F.I.N.G.E.R.S C.R.O.S.S.E.D x10 that Lucia sleeps for at least two of those hours!
Anyway; Vegetarian Chilli Con Carne. Ever tried it? You should. You’d be surprised how good this lovely alternative to traditional chilli con carne is. It’s literally packed with good stuff. And the spices? I’m loving the bold mix of chilli, cayenne, cumin and cinnamon.
This is what you need: 1 onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 red pepper, 1 yellow pepper, 2 carrots, 1 bunch of fresh coriander, 1 green chilli, 1 tin of kidney beans, 1 tin of chickpeas, 1 tin of lentils, 2 tins of chopped tomatoes, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, olive oil, sea salt and pepper.
This is what you do: Peel vegetables. Sauté onion, peppers, coriander stalks, chillis and garlic with spices. Then add the beans, chickpeas and lentils and tinned tomatoes. Stir well and bring to the boil. Leave on medium low heat for about 30 minutes (add water if it gets too thick).
Taste and season with sea salt and ground black pepper. Scatter remaining leaves of coriander on top. Serve with sour cream, guacamole and tortillas or bread.
Little Sister Sidenote: Oh wow. You have got to make this for us all in Dubai. You just have to. My mouth is watering after reading this. Nice one, sis.
We´re not one of those people who can start food sections saying, “I’ve always loved cooking”. That would be a lie (Louisa lived off chicken tikka masala take away during student years, and Camilla, well… she just generally had issues with food, and spent half her life as a vegetarian for various non-obvious reasons). Our adult realization is that we enjoy feeding people and trying out new, healthy, tasty recipes. So, we’re pimping up our weekly menu with a Meatless Monday Challenge: Hope you enjoy along with us!