Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sweet Potato Madness!

So I really wanted to make chili yesterday and I've been on a no meat kick lately so I was going to use fake meat in the chili. Alas, when I went to the store close to my parents house (my least favorite grocer in Cincinnati) there were very limited fake meat products to begin with. Normally I don't condone the fake meat....its not very foodie like. So I decided to pick up Sweet Potatoes....which apparently according to the internet is a pretty common vegetarian chili ingredient so here is my version...
Sweet Potato Chili

2 large sweet potatoes peeled and cubed!
1 medium onion, diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
2 stalks celery, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 16oz can of kidney beans
1 16oz can of black beans
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1 6 oz can tomato paste
2 Tablespoons salt
2 1/2 Tablespoons chili powder
2 Tablespoons cumin
2 Tablespoons Flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon dark cocoa powder
1 cup of water
6-8 oz autumn-ish beer

Place all ingredients in the crockpot for 4-6 hours on high setting! Let is get happy. Serve with cornbread or biscuits. Or frankly, whatever your heart desires.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Honey Pie

I took this recipe from this book by Max Brenner So I'm not sure if i can legally post the recipe. He calls it my very own honey pie manifest it includes honey, eggs, butter, pecans, chocolate, and fresh nutmeg. For this particular pie I used a pie crust that consisted of 1 1/4 cups of flour, a stick of butter, salt, and 4 tablespoons of ice cold vodka! The crust turned out perfect. I served it of course with whiskey whipped cream with cinnamon in it! This cookbook is fantastic and each recipe is paired with a piece of graphic art! Very kitsch!