Vegetarian Chili

You guys! I love meat. But I decided to save a few dollars and try out a vegetarian chili. It was super easy and aside from having to open a lot of cans, really quick to toss in the pot.

You need :

  • 1 16oz can each of black beans, Pinto beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, and corn
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1 28oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 packets chili seasoning if your choice or make your own blend
  • 2 generous teaspoons of dried oregano
  • 2 heaping teaspoons minced garlic (or more – is there such a thing as too much garlic?)
  1. Dice or run the peppers and onion through your foods processor.
  2. Dump everything into a large pot and stir to combine.
  3. Let simmer until heated thru and flavors have begun to combine.
  4. Spoon into bowls or over Fritos and top with cheddar cheese if desired.

And holy crap! This chili is good and so filling!

Beer Bread



  • 3 cups self-rising flour -or-
    1 ¼th teaspoons baking power & 1/8th teaspoon salt to each cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4th cup sugar
  • 12 oz. beer


  1. Preheat oven to 350*. Mix all ingredients until well combined. Pour into greased pan.
  2. Place in oven and bake for 35 minutes.

Nutritional Info:

Makes 8 servings of 1 slice each. Each slice has 200 calories, 0.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein, and 40 grams of carbs.


From Mom’s kitchen


  • 2 boxes Kraft mac n cheese
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 ½ cups frozen corn
  • Milk (as needed)


  1. Boil pasta and cook according to directions. Brown ground beef in skillet, breaking it up into small pieces. Drain fat, and set aside.
  2. Stir together pasta, ground beef, frozen corn, cheese mix packets, and a small amount of milk over low heat until everything is warmed through.

Baked Meatballs with Spinach

From Nosh My Way


  • 1 lb. ground beef or turkey
  • 1 10 oz. package frozen spinach, thawed, and drained
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the beef, spinach, Parmesan cheese, egg, parsley, garlic powder, salt, and 1/8 cup of the breadcrumbs. Use your hands to mix it all together
  2. Place remaining breadcrumbs in a bowl. Shape meatballs using a cookie scoop or your hands, and roll each one in breadcrumbs. Place on a slightly coated cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes until the meatballs are cooked through and nicely browned on the outside.

Nutritional Information

If made with turkey and divided into four servings of 3 meatballs, each serving has 254 calories, 12.7 g of fat, 2.3 g of fiber, 30.1 g of protein, and 7 g of carbs.


Apple Bread


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 medium sweet apples, shredded
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon apple pie spice, plus more for sprinkling on top


  1. Grease or spray loaf pan. Shred apples in food processor.
  2. Mix together flour, baking powder, salt, spices, & baking soda.
  3. Cream shortening, eggs, & sugar together; to incorporate air into it and make the loaf fluffier.
  4. Add in the apples to the sugar mixture.
  5. Add a small amount of the flour mixture to the sugar & shortening, adding more as its mixed in til all is incorporated.
  6. Pour batter into pan, scraping down bowl. Sprinkle top of batter liberally with apple pie spice.
  7. Bake in 350* oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. If using cupcake liners, bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from center. Makes 14 muffins.