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American

Vege Bean Chili
  • Time: 3 hours
  • Complexity: easy

Vege Bean Chili

I've said it numerous times, I love beans and I love chili, so for me an all-vegetarian bean chili is an excellent choice for a chilly winters night when you want something warm, hearty and comforting! I used a combination of black beans and black eyed beans, but you could change that up if you wanted to. I have also used a four-bean combo (Black beans, Black eyed beans, Red kidney beans & Pinto beans) and it is equally as good! 

This chili has a real 'meaty' texture about it, but not in an off-putting for vegetarians kind of way, more like it will have appeal to the meat-eaters of the family too! It's also excellent to use in a variety of other recipes such as my Big Bean Burrito or as a filling for stuffed vegetables. Get creative!  

Cornbread
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Cornbread

There are a lot of Cornbread variations out there, particularly those that feature high volumes of butter, cream and calories! This is my version, which is of course an attempt at a healthier Cornbread while still providing comfort and taste. 

This Cornbread version is more of a cake (rather than a spoonable version) so to serve you can cut into wedges. I did half quantity when first baked which is why mine is quite flat as I used the same sized dish, but it worked out just fine so feel free to do half if you're after less serves. Just make sure you chop down the cooking time - about 15-20 minutes is perfect.