Today I was out and about doing tons of errands after my morning run.
I found this cute pumpkin candle at Homegoods!
Anyway, I didn’t want to spend too much time for meal prep tonight. So I had to think of something that was quick. We’ve been doing a Mexican food themed night for months: Taco Tuesday, Tortilla Tuesday… you get the drift! I decided to make a larger batch of gluten-free, vegetarian chili that I can have to serve for guests over the holiday weekend, as we’ll host a vegetarian and with three kids and multiple diets I like to have meal options prepared!
While I was out I happened across a couple of things that I’m going to add to my “like” list for gluten free products:
- Seasonal pumpkin spice Siggi yogurt
Strawberry Acai Coconut Kefir , this strawberry Kefir is very good. I try to include kefir, and other probiotic/prebiotic foods in my diet for gut health. It always is nice when the kefir is tasty. I especially like coconut kefir and non-dairy kefirs!
So onto dinner:
This came together really easily and can be vegan/gluten-free or add protein as desired (I added ground turkey and shredded cheese):
- 1 Sweet Potato, peeled and diced
- 28 oz diced tomatoes
- 14 oz black beans
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Cups vegetable broth
- 2 1/2 Tablespoons chili powder
- 3 teaspoons sea salt
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate (optional)
Place coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and cook until transluscent.
Add vegetable broth, black beans, diced tomotoes and sweet potato. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and add spices, stirring frequently. Cook for an additional 25 -30 minutes. Serve warm with optional garnish such as shredded cheese, cilantro or onion.
How do you manage hosting guests with different dietary requirements? Do you have any time-saving techniques for meals when hosting? I’d love to hear!