Meat Free Monday – Veggi Chilli Bowl with Tortilla chips.

Meat Free Bank Holiday Monday here – in fairness, we are a little ‘fragile’ after a day with friends yesterday celebrating one of their ‘significant’ birthdays. So I will be keeping it simple 😉


A veg chilli tonight, with nachoes, natural yogurt and advacado.


I start by chopping onions, garlic, Butternut Squash, courgettes, peppers into bite size chunks.


I am basically stirfrying the veg in a little olive oil, salt and pepper.

IMG_3223As the veg starts to cook down and brown, add a tin of chopped tomatoes, a squirt of tomato purée, 200ml Veg stock, a splash of balsamic vinegar.  I am using hot sauce to spice it up, as I don’t have any chilli’s- you can also add kidney beans, but hubby does not like them.


Stir this all together add a teaspoon of ground cumin, stir in and cook over a low heat for 20-30 minutes till thick and yummy. Stir in a handful of chopped fresh coriander.


I am playing up with a handful of tortilla chips, some advacado/guacamole and a big spoonful of natural yoghurt and a sprinkling of fresh coriander.


Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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