Archive for February 14th, 2010

February 14, 2010

Spicing up the white

Vegetarian ChilliOut there it is all white. It has been white for months, now. Ice and snow and cold everywhere. The sun is nowhere to be seen, and the daylight pours in – each day longer, but each day colder – through a low, gray cloud curtain,  with a thin dust of snow.

It looks nice, but I am a southern person in my bones, there is no mistaking that.  And especially on week days, when I don’t have time to cover properly and dare the cold, I need some food to heat me up and give me the colour that has been drained from elsewhere.

The recipe I’d like to share is one I have been making for years and years with variations, almost every week. It started with meat, and then it turned to beans.  It allows for endless variations depending on what you have in your cupboard, requires very little attention, and the amount of spices and vegetables and colours is bound to cheer you up. Also eating it is big fun – a bit of this, a bit of that, you whip up your own combination and enjoy it. It is assembled in half an hour if you use a pressure cooker and cook the beans a day before (or use canned beans of course), a little more if you don’t have one – but it does not require you to actually do something in the meanwhile.

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