Vegan Beauty, Sheet Pans, Sausage …. and a Contest!

I have a stack of cool kitchen books for you once again. And this one covers a large spectrum of interests: from sausage maker, quick sheet pan meals, to mixing all your own vegan beauty products. Plus enter the contest to win one of these kitchen books!

Yes I am mixing meat and vegan beauty recipes together in one swoop, call me crazy, but my interests vary. I have trouble focusing one one subject very long and my mind wanders 🙂 Maybe your interests change a lot too and you are looking to explore new untapped skills! Here are a few suggestions for you to try. Or perhaps these books could become great gift inspirations. After all Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa … they are not really that far away!

I am including not one but two beauty recipes for you to try right now! PLUS win your own copy of the The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty book. Find the details of the contest down below!

Matcha Green Goddess Facial Mask spooned
Tasty reading ahead, KEEP GOING… →

Hearty Vegetarian Chili

This past Wednesday was the first cold day announcing the possibility of fall. I had to wear socks and closed shoes. I hate socks and I hate closed shoes. I am happiest in sandals. I have been free of socks since like end of May. This weather also brought on my first craving for a hearty and warm dish. I would normally pack it with beef but my vegetarian friend was coming over for dinner…so vegetarian chili it was.

This is a quick post, simple phone pic and very simple diner to prepare. Right now comfort is my essential requirement. Enjoy

Ξ Hearty Vegetarian Chili Ξ

2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 yellow pepper, chopped in big pieces
2 tsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp chile powder
Sea salt and ground pepper to taste
1 can (15.5 ounces) black beans
1 pack of tofu, chopped
3 cans (14.5 ounces/400g) diced tomatoes
fresh coriander

In a large pot heat oil over medium-high and add the onion and garlic. Cook until onion is translucent, stirring often. Add yellow pepper, cumin, cinnamon, chile powder, salt and pepper and stir well. Add the black beans, tofu, coriander to licking and diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes. Add fresh coriander to taste.