Thursday, December 13, 2007

Chili Mac & Cornbread and Chocolate

This is a nice meal for a cold evening. The chili mac is made with onions, red and green bell peppers, frozen corn, roasted tomatoes, and my homemade pinto beans and chickpeas, and a can of red beans, and quinoa elbow macaroni. I spiced it up pretty good with lots of chili powder, cumin, and oregano. The cornbread recipe is Isa’s that I found on the ppk. It is so good and is the least crumbly cornbread I’ve ever made. I could actually soak up chili mac sauce with it.




One of the local markets is promoting their high end chocolates for holiday gifts and 2 caught my eye. They are new to me and I thought I would share my find.

Theo Chocolates has 5 bars that are organic, vegan, and soyfree and made with fair trade cocoa beans. They come in a pretty wrapper and the descriptions on the website will make you drool.

Divine Chocolates offers 2 vegan bars and promote themselves as a “farmer owned fair trade” company, although not organic. Their products truly sound divine. Edit: Divine is in the new Veg Times.

12 comments:

maybepigscanfly said...

Divine Dark Chocolate is AMAZING! Not only are they Fair Trade, but they are the only farmer owned chocolate company. Everyone should support them! Plus their chocolate is yummy (although I do love my chocolate super dark so I love the 70%)!

Veg-a-Nut said...

I just made that same cornbread last night. I cut the recipe in half and it worked out deliciously. DH loved it. I was goint to try and use whole wheat pastry flour next time and see what happens. Love your chili mac. I had a similar version last week for breakfast 2 days in a row. Love it!

I am hoping Santa brings me some of that chocolate this year!

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

yum

Kim said...

Looks good!

I love that PPK cornbread recipe as well. They were absolutely perfect. I like my cornbread sweeter so I used about 1/4 cup or so extra sugar.

Judy said...

This meal looks soooo good. I've got something similar cooking right now, a perfect winter dinner.

Candi said...

Oh, thanks for the recipe link! Looks great!

Oh, chocolates. :P I have not heard of either brand yet, but I will be on the lookout. The Divine Chocolates one sounds interesting!

stonielove said...

wow. that meal will keep me warm in the desert for sure!

Holler said...

Divine chocolate is really good! And that pasta dish sounds great. I am going to give it a try!

VeggieGirl said...

nice meal for a cold evening, indeed!! I love chili - looks great!! :0)

haha, while you KNOW how I am about chocolate, I'm glad you posted about it, since those brands will be perfect for little holiday gifts for friends/family.

Ashasarala said...

That cornbread almost looks like a slice of vanilla cake. Either way, I want me some!

It was dangerous posting those chocolate links. I'm going to be ordering from there all the time now, you know. ;)

Melody Polakow said...

Looks delicous.. especially the cornbread... that could convert any omni

Vegan_Noodle said...

Did you try the chocolates? I have seen both I think at Whole Foods but haven't tried them.
Chili Mac sounds soooo good. Especially nice and spicy....