All posts filed under: Slow cooked

Do you like eating chili? Here is a different way !

The Spicy Vegetable Chili Feels like I have been making chili since like forever. I have made so many of them I cannot even keep a count. because you know? it is one of the best comfort foods that not only amazing in the winter but in summer too. May it be the bowl of chili topped with sour cream and bread sprinkled cheddar on top. Over your favorite pasta or to make Nachos with it just could not get any better. Over the years I have made many versions of this dish, with different beans, some with white beans, garbanzo beans or red kidney beans and different meat and veggie combinations. It comes out so much nuttier and flavorful with red kidney beans. I guess you could say I have my favorite. Red kidney beans are so full flavored, and it look gorgeous whenever you cook with it. However, beans are that special ingredient that I like to take my time preparing. Also, it is not an everyday cooking ingredient for me. I know …

Warm up with this quick butternut squash soup

This is comforting, thick, creamy, vegetarian soup that is perfect for this time of year. It’s also quick to prep and cook using butternut squash already cut into cubes. Cut cubes can be found in the produce section of the market. You can, also, use butternut squash spirals if cubes aren’t available. I use shallots for the soup. They are a mild-flavored member of the onion family. Shallots break down as they cook, making a smoother sauce than their onion cousins. Gala or honey crisp apples are used. They’re sweet and do not turn brown when cut. Helpful Hints: • White or any sweet onion can be used instead of shallots. • If butternut squash cubes or spirals are not available, peel a whole squash and cut into 1-inch cubes. They may take longer to cook. • 4 crushed garlic cloves can be used instead of bottled minced garlic. • If using other apples, cut them just before adding them to the soup to prevent them from turning brown. Butternut Squash Soup 2 teaspoons olive …