Monk's Meats Chili
Seized by the craving for something hearty and body warming, I needed a quick recipe for chili. Starting from this 30-minute-chili I found on the internet, I made a few (vegan) substitution- more beans, replaced the beef with our Chipotle Monk’s Meats, added carrots and cashews. It needed more time to simmer, but it was an all together satisfying stew!
TOFU & RICE SOUP
After a busy week, this Tofu and Rice soup was perfect on a gloomy Sunday. Chilly, wet weather always makes us crave soups and there's just something nice about a one pot meal - the clean up, for one, is a breeze. This is a simple soup with only a few ingredients that reminded us of the childhood comfort of chicken soup and rice. The "secret ingredient" here is turmeric. Turmeric is a spice common in Indian and South Asia cuisines. It is reported to have many health benefits and gives the soup a beautiful yellow hue. You don't need a lot because it packs a punch! We used a simple kombu broth for this soup, but your favorite veggie stock will work great. Enjoy with a warmed hunk of bread.