I hope everyone had an amazing Halloween! I enjoyed a night in watching TCM, black and white horror films under candlelight. I did a little bit of tarot, and ate way too much candy. However, I am still going to watch scary movies for at least one more week because I adore Halloween so much. I am already prepping for delicious dishes and tablescapes to test out for this Holiday season.
I adore entertaining, and love cooking hearty Fall + Winter mains and appetizers that perfectly surround the table during Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving. Below I have listed part one of my T + F Recipe Roundups. You will find delectable pies, updated bourbon sweet potato casseroles, herbed turkeys, vegetarian eats, rustic stuffings, rich sauces, and more. Check the blog all throughout the month of November + December for VB in the City Holiday decor ideas, even more recipes, looks, restaurant suggestions, and life updates and adventures.
Let the Holiday season begin!
Having a chili cook-off soon? Try my hearty vegetarian chili. I have finally included on the blog one of my favorite Fall recipes that I will be featuring in the VB in the CITY cookbook. I adore the Fall months, Halloween and Friendsgiving, are some of my favorite Holidays. Give me lovely crisp weather, candles, scary movies, and ingredients to bake all the fall dishes, and I am more than one happy spooky cat. I have been slacking putting up one of my favorite recipes on the blog because I have been slammed with fun Fall events, like FotoFocus, the LONERCULT fashion show, and the Queen City Murder Ball (my friends and I attended, in support of RAINN – scroll below the recipe to see pictures of my costume and more from the event). Since Halloween is just around the corner and Football season is in full swing, I figured now was a better time than ever to post this chili recipe on the blog for all of my readers. This recipe will more than warm your chilly bones, tingle your taste buds, all while helping the environment by lessoning your carbon footprint – because this chili is again, vegetarian. Enjoy and happy cooking!
In a large cast-iron oval dutch oven pot, heat oil and 1/2 stick of butter over medium-high. Add garlic +cumin, then add chopped onion, with oregano, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent and garlic is soft, about 5 minutes. Add chile powder, season with salt and pepper, and cook until spices are fragrant, 1 minute. Add chopped zucchini and tomato paste; cook, stirring frequently, until tomato paste is deep brick red, 3 minutes. Stir in black beans, pinto beans, and red beans. Add two cans of diced tomatoes, and one can of crushed tomatoes. Then add the chopped green bell peppers, jalapeno peppers with diced tomato, extra garlic and onion powder, and any extra green chile peppers for more heat . When vegetables are heated through, mix in the vegetarian burger crumbles. Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer 5 minutes. Add 1/2 to 1 cup of water and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce to a medium simmer and cook until zucchini is tender and liquid reduces slightly, add boiled and drained rotini pasta to the chili and stir, seasoned with salt pepper, the other 1/2 stick of butter. Add an extra dash of the following spices to the chili at the end : Cumin, ground cayenne red pepper, sea salt, pepper, garlic pepper, chili powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, mcCormick grill mates montreal steak seasoning. salt and pepper, and stir. Add 2 bay leaves on top of the chili, and cover lid for 40 minutes to an hour. Add the corn to the chili, 12 minutes before serving.
To serve top with shredded cheese, oyster crackers, and sour cream.
Cook // 40- 1 Hr >>> Tastes even better the next day > so make sure you refrigerate your left-overs
Feeling wicked this Halloween season? Join us at Dick Waller’s Art Place, located in historic Over-the-Rhine, and experience Fashion House LONERCULT this Saturday, October 27th. Ethan Clifton, founder and designer of LONERCULT is an amazing creative who is more than making waves in the fashion scene. View and purchase off the runway looks, and truly get to know what “Grunge Minimalism” street-wear is, just in time for the Fall and Winter seasons. The creativity in this city is on fire, and DICK WALLER’S ART PLACE is thrilled to feature LONERCULT as a premier designer and artist to watch.
When: SATURDAY – OCTOBER 27TH, 2018
LONERCULT HOUSE SHOW
-POP UP SHOP
DICK WALLER’S ART PLACE
130 WEST COURT, Cincinnati OHIO 45202
Dick Waller’s ArtPlace is a unique setting for your next event. With an ever rotating art gallery, we enjoy hosting art and community events, meetings, and parties. Our venue packages are located on our website (www.dickwaller.com) From an entirely blank space where you can create your own design, to an immersive gallery experience surrounded by the artwork currently on show, our flexible team will work hard to make sure your event looks perfect, runs smoothly, and is enjoyed by all.
CLICK BELOW FOR INTERVIEW WITH FASHION DESIGNER/OWNER OF LONERCULT : https://vbinthecity.com/2018/09/12/empowering-wednesdays-featuring-ethan-clifton-of-fashion-house-lonercult/
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