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A healthy meal to start out the new year!

The thing that I love about making chili is that it really is one of those "everything but the kitchen sink" recipes. Just start with a basic recipe and add what you have on hand!

1/1/11 version of vegetarian chili

Dice the onion, garlic, and jalapeno and saute it in a tablespoon or so of olive oil until golden. Add carrots, rutabaga, and zucchini and saute until soft. Add the remaining ingredients. Let simmer for about an hour, stirring occasionally. Yum!

  • 1/2 onion

  • 2 cloves of garlic

  • 1/2 jalapeno

  • bunch of carrots

  • 1 rutabaga

  • 2 zucchinis

  • 1/2 bag of corn kernels (frozen from summer's bounty)

  • 1 tablespoon of cumin

  • a bunch of chili powder (to taste)

  • 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes

  • 28 ounce can of kidney beans

  • 3 bay leaves

  • olive oil

Best wishes for a happy & healthy new year!!