Disclaimer June, 2014 : I have used the term “lusty vegan” in my blogs without knowing a book by that name was going to be published; I naively thought it was my own phrase. Just so you know. Not a thief!
I’m on the road, and don’t have much time for a post. Thought I’d share a lovely, spicy, perky, round and warm chili I made right before I left Colorado for Louisville and St. Paul where we saw our daughter Emily and are now packing up the last of our hundred-year-old Minnesota house, respectively.
This chili is made to fit into Mark Bittman’s Vegan Before Six, which is not new, but is still a solidly healthy eating program. This sweet, simple life enables me to eat a carnivorous dinner (with wine), but keeps me on all plant foods until I begin to cook the evening meal each day. I won’t say I’m religious about it –it’s harder when traveling, but not impossible — but I’ve stuck to it more often than not. You might also think of it as an easy way to eat more vegetables and fruit…and you can change the meals around when you need to. For instance, if you’re out for breakfast with friends and splurge on an omelet, you have a sumptuous salad for dinner that night. Flexibility is the key; feeling great is the goal. Continue reading