rabble blogs are the personal pages of some of Canada's most insightful progressive activists and commentators. All opinions belong to the writer; however, writers are expected to adhere to our guidelines. We welcome new bloggers -- contact us for details.

Vegan Challenge recipes: Chili with a quinoa twist

Please chip in to support rabble's election 2019 coverage. Support rabble.ca today for as little as $1 per month!

Photo: 'One Year of Vegan Eats' by Amber Karnes/Flickr

For rabble.ca's Vegan Challenge, our contributors, staff and friends are sharing their favourite recipes for tasty vegan meals. Check here for a roundup of recipe inspiration!

This is a really nice recipe that results in a hearty and healthy meal you'd be happy to eat with your friends.  - Libby

Chili with a quinoa twist

1 tablespoon oil
1 cup chopped yellow or white onion
1 cup diced green or yellow pepper
1 28 oz can of diced tomato
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 can kidney beans
1 can black beans
1 can chick peas
1/2 cup quinoa
1 can tomato paste
1 cup water
3 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon cumin
dash of salt
dash of pepper
2 tablespoons white vinegar

Heat oil in large saucepan. Stir in onion, pepper and garlic. Cover and cook for about five minutes, or until onion starts to soften.

Add the kidney beans, black beans, chick peas, quinoa, tomato paste and water.  Mix in the chili powder, cocoa power, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered for about 20 minutes.  Remove from heat, stir in vinegar and serve.

Photo: 'One Year of Vegan Eats' by Amber Karnes/Flickr

Thank you for reading this story…

More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.

rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.

So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.

And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.

Comments

We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:

Do

  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.

Don't

  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.