A few weeks ago I had a girls night at my place. Aside from the fact that my two guests are two of my closest friends, one is also a vegetarian and the other a healthy eater, I wanted to make us something healthy to eat. While sitting at my desk that Friday it hit me: Beer. Chili. Butternut Squash. Yes – exactly in that order. And suddenly I had a vision – of using crumbled cauliflower florets as substitute for ground meat.
The next morning I popped up and went to the farmer’s market. (No, really – I turn to Joe on Saturday mornings and exclaim, “It’s Farmer’s Market Day!” Every. Single. Saturday.) I got some gorgeous purple cauliflower, a big butternut squash and then came home and stole one of Joe’s dark beers and got cooking.
Everything about it is healthy and delicious and between the 3 of us we pretty much finished off the entire pot. (Almost 6 servings. Oops. And then we went for fro-yo. Double oops. Oh and I served my Focaccia with Figs and Caramelized Onions as an appetizer! )
But this chili is so rich and delicious and easy so you just have to make it! [Continue Reading]