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Vegan Chili

We love chili at our house. In this recipe I used fresh vegetables as well as an organic vegetable soup base and vegetable juice to create a rich combination of flavors. This recipe is vegan, gluten free, and free of refined sugars.

4 tbsp. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium red onion, diced
6 stalks celery, chopped
1 large fresh tomato, chopped
2 c. chopped carrots
1 c. red wine
2 tsp. mushroom stock base
6 c. vegetable juice
1 c. water
2 tbsp. chili powder

1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. coriander
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. honey
3 cans red beans, rinsed and drained
3 cans white beans, rinsed and drained
1 can pumpkin puree
1 package frozen corn
salt to taste

In a large saucepan sauté the onion, garlic, celery, tomato, and carrot in the olive oil, over medium heat, for five minutes, stirring often. Add the wine, vegetable juice, stock, water, chili powder, oregano, black pepper, cayenne, coriander, honey, beans, pumpkin, and corn. Continue cooking the mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it comes to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low, and continue cooking the chili for thirty minutes, stirring occasionally. Salt the chili to taste and serve over gluten free pasta, quinoa, or brown rice. Enjoy!


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This sophisticated version of pumpkin pie is amazingly smooth & rich. It is also Gluten-Free & free of Refined Sugar. 


29oz pumpkin puree - 1 lg. can
1 stick unsalted butter - softened
8oz cream cheese - softened
5 eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 c. honey
1 c. GF flour 

Whipped cream:

1 c. heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Honey to drizzle on top.

Making it Happen:

Combine all of the ingredients for the pie in a mixing bowl and mix on medium speed until well combined. When the batter is smooth, pour it into a greased 9x13 baking pan and bake in an oven pre-heated to 350 degrees for one hour.

Allow the pie to cool for 30 minutes before slicing.

To make the whipped cream, blend the chilled heavy cream in a chilled bowl on high speed until it begins to thicken, add the vanilla and continue blending until the cream is thick. 

Plate pie with whipped cream & drizzle with honey. Enjoy!