Simple Quinoa Chili

I have a confession to make about football.

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Well maybe it’s not quite that extreme, I do enjoy games a little bit sometimes. Still the Superbowl is sort of like this for me.

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Because I work with a lot of football crazy co-workers and listen to some passionate and angry debates about this player’s performance, bad calls, and plays where I’m fearing I need to evacuate before an all out brawl starts. Where it seems like their worlds have come crashing down around them because their team didn’t win. It’s that obsession I can’t understand. Maybe if they have money on the games, then okay. Shadow seems to agree because this is what he’s been doing most of the weekend.

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I can get excited about spending time with family for the big game, watching cool commercials, and making good food though. Like this simple quinoa lentil chili. My sister and I have been combing through vegan chili recipes to try for today and I’ve found a lot of them are a pain in the rear with excessively long ingredients lists requiring an expensive trip to the grocery store. That’s not my idea of relaxing or fun on a weekend especially when I might be a little tired from a long training run. This recipe contains basic ingredients that most people probably already have on hand and cooks quickly stove top while using no added oil.

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The ingredients are fast to add to the pot and start to look like chili pretty quickly.

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It has a nice savory and tangy kick with a little heat from the chili powder, garlic, and cayenne while being very filling.

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Leftovers can easily keep in the fridge for up to 5 days for simple work meals and even freeze for months.

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Now go enjoy time with friends and family for the big game. :-)

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  1. says

    Hey there! Thanks for the kind words last week! I’m back blogging and trying to catch up on my favorite visits – yours being one of them – of course!!!! Your cat is so cute! And that dish looks and sounds awesome! TOTALLY wanting some of it right now! I didn’t care one bit about the Super Bowl either :)