Four Bean Chili

This is THE BEST comfort food, no guilt required. We make this in big batches (double or even triple the recipe) and freeze some so that we always have it on hand through the winter months. 


What You'll Need:

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 large onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced

2 jalapeno peppers, minced
2 tsp cider vinegar
1 15-oz can tomato sauce
1 15-oz can chopped tomatoes
4 cans beans, any variety, rinsed and drained*

1 can filtered water (just use an empty bean can, obvi)

2 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp oregano

1 tsp sea salt
1/2 c local honey

Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until aromatic. 

Add remaining ingredients, bring to a low simmer.

Cover and cook on low for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to marry.

Serves 6. Perfect topped with a light sprinkle of raw cheese, a dollop of sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.

Salsa Verde

Inspired by a bowl full of early autumn green tomatoes.

What You'll Need:

6 green tomatoes (12 tomatillos would work, too)

1 small shallot

2 jalapenos

1/2 c cilantro 

3 green onions

zest AND juice of 2 limes

1 tsp cumin seed

1 tsp sea salt


Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender.  Pulse to desired consistency.  Serve with your favorite taco, with corn chips, your eggs....whatever your heart truly desires!


Makes about 4 cups of prepared salsa.  Share with a friend!