Happy inauguration day, folks. Whatever your politics, I think we can all agree that chili is awesome on a cold January day. Word has it that President Barack Obama loves a good bowl of chili — it might even be his favorite food. Here are 10 meatless chili recipes to celebrate Obama’s swearing in for a second term.
Cocoa ChiliI come from Cincinati, where chili-and-spaghetti reigns, especially Skyline. The secret ingredient in Skyline chili? Chocolate. But also a whole bunch of meat (and who knows what else). Try this healthier, vegetarian cocoa chili from food blogger Elise Green. The cocoa powder lends "a certain depth and smokiness to vegetarian chili," writes Green. GET THE RECIPE, via Elise in the Snow and Sun
Vegetarian Green ChiliAvocado, celery, edamame, spinach and green onions add extra "green" to this green chili recipe. Don't worry, it's still rich in green chilis and salsa verde. GET THE RECIPE, via Recipe.com
Buffalo Chickpea & Bulgur ChiliBuffalo chickpeas? Yes please. This recipe is for those who like it (Frank's red) hot. GET THE RECIPE, via Naturally Ella
Smoky Tempeh, Quinoa, and Black Bean ChiliDouglas McNish, head chef of Toronto’s Raw Aura restaurant, shared this vegan chili recipe with us a while back, a long with a recipe for raw sprouted adzuki bean and quinoa chili. GET THE RECIPE
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