Friday, April 9, 2010

Chili Cook Off

We had a chili cook off at school this week and I made seitan chili, which is delicious and almost won for best veggie chili. 

I had the following conversation with the event organizer:
"Doesn't seitan have peanuts in it?  Should we be concerned about allergies?"-Organizer
"If I had a serious food allergy, I probably wouldn't eat anything some stranger brought in a crockpot.  Also, Seitan is wheat-based...and it's just wheat and wheat germ, I think....I really don't think it has nuts." -Me
"I really thought it had nuts...wait, what is that stuff on a skewer called?" -Him
"Satay?" -Me
"Yes! That's what I'm thinking of." - Him
"That has nuts.  Also chicken.  So it's probably not vegan." -Me

How do you make veggie chili?  Really, you need a recipe?  Okay, here's the recipe.  Get some cans of beans, some tomato paste, some cans of diced tomatos, a whole lotta chili powder, some seitan, and some peppers.  Maybe some chipotles in adobo.  Some onions and garlic.  Saute those and the pepper, then throw everything in a crockpot and cook until delicious. 

1 comment:

  1. I don't even saute the onions or peppers. That's just me though.