Those who follow me on Instagram may know that this month I have decided to give up meat, poultry, seafood and dairy (not cheese, I love it too much) for 31 days. Why? So many reasons but here is to name a few: First things first, I want to detox my gut because during the festive period I was eating anything and everything and feeling very sick afterwards. Also, I want to lose a few pounds and lastly because I love a good challenge. I am only 8 days in on this vegetarian journey and despite the slight blunder yesterday by having Nandos. I am doing well and I am enjoying eating loads of different vegetables and coming up with new recipes.
Without my main protein- chicken I was very worried that during this journey I will not consume enough protein. I am still eating eggs but I do not want to eat eggs every single day. This frustration led me to search up plant based proteins and I found that legumes such as kidney beans and beans in general are jam packed with protein. Thank goodness, I love beans and so the next day I went into my local supermarket and I bought 8 tins of various beans such as black beans, kidney beans, chickpeas etc. Now with a cupboard full of beans, I was a bit lost on what to cook but when I saw the kidney beans and the black means I thought instantly of chilli con carne but with no carne of course.
Now this recipe has become one of my favourites and I think it will become a staple as it was so easy to prepare, so filling and is such a crowd pleaser with vegetarians and meat eaters alike. My Chilli No Carne is literally a hug on a plate and the addition of dark chocolate really turns it into something special.
Why don’t you try this recipe and comment below or email me at email@example.com of how it went?