Five Easy Meatless Monday Meals


Veg Out

We’re not strict vegetarians, but we do like to eat vegetarian meals throughout the week.  Here are five easy healthy vegetarian recipes for you to try.  Enjoy! ;)

What’s your favorite vegetarian meal?

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Vegetarian Chili

I love chili, especially vegetarian chili.  It’s easy, fairly quick, and very nutritious – plus it’s pretty cheap to make, and who doesn’t like to save a little cash?

I can’t recall where I found the original recipe for this particular vegetarian chili or else I would post a link to it.  Here, however, is my version of this filling vegetarian delight.  My take on this recipe isn’t very spicy, and has a lovely sweet flavor since I only use red bell peppers (my husband doesn’t like green bell peppers, so I usually have to substitute another color bell pepper for the green in recipes, and of course they’re always more expensive than the green ones, especially the organic version).  Enjoy! ;)


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped red bell peppers
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder (I personally use 1 tablespoon so it’s not too spicy)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained


Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.

Add onions, bell pepper, and garlic; saute 5 minutes, or until tender.

Add sugar and remaining ingredients, and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.

*You can eat it plain, or put it over cooked basmati rice – it’s yummy!

Peace. ;)

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