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Sweet Potato Chili

Sweet Potato Chili


* 3 good size sweet potatoes

* 1 can pinto beans

* 2 tbsp oil

* 1 yellow onion, diced

* 1 green bell pepper, diced

* 4 cloves garlic, diced

* 1/2 cup organic ketchup

* 1/3 cup molasses

* 3 tbsp Worchestershire sauce

* 2 tsp chili powder

* 1 tsp ground cumin

* 1 tsp Tabasco

* salt and pepper to taste (I usually add 1/2 tsp each)

* Depending on who is joining me I’ll had some of my Granny’s canned jalapeno peppers, diced.


Dice the sweet potatoes and boil them in water until tender (about 20 minutes, discard water and set aside).

Saute` the onion, bell pepper, and garlic until tender (about 7 minutes).

Add all remaining ingredients except the sweet potatoes and beans. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beans and sweet potatoes, reduce heat and cook 15 minutes. Serve hot with the Savory Molasses Cornbread

Roasted Chicken with Red Peppers and Tomatoes



Roasted Chicken with Red Peppers and Tomatoes


1 whole chicken, cut into pieces. You can learn how to do this from Mark Brittman in his amazing cookbook, How to Cook Everything (and he does mean everything).

olive oil for cooking

2 red peppers, seeded and sliced

1/2 onion, peeled and sliced

3 large cloves of garlic

1/4 teaspoon pepper, salt, mint, thyme, parsley

5 or 6 tomatoes, sliced and sliced again, or diced

pasta, rice, quinoa, or another grain to serve the chicken with


1) Place the chicken in a roasting pan, cook at 450° for 15 minutes uncovered (put a little olive oil on the bottom of the pan to help with sticking).

2) While the chicken is cooking, heat olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Cook the red peppers, onions and garlic until tender. Probably 7-10 minutes. Then add the tomatoes and spices. Cook until the tomatoes are soft and the herbs are blended. Probably about 10 minutes.

3) Carefully add the vegetables to the chicken in the oven.

4) Carefully cover the pan with a lid or foil.

5) Cook for an additional 25 minutes.

6) While that is cooking, make your grain of choice.

7) When your chicken is done, serve over rice, quinoa, pasta, or other grain.