Warming Vegie Chilli

This warming vegie chilli (meat option included) is perfect for winter. Warmer foods are easier to digest and  encourage your body to heal.


  • 2 medium onions (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 2 medium carrots (chopped)
  • 2 sticks celery (chopped)
  • 2 red peppers (chopped)
  • 250g mushrooms (chopped)
  • 1 cup of Kale (chopped)
  • olive oil
  • 1.5 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1.5 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 400g chickpeas (tin- drain and rinse)
  • 400g red kidney beans (tin- drain and rinse)
  • 400g chopped tomatoes (tin)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Optional: 500g lean mince
  •     Rice, coriander and natural yoghurt to serve


  1. Heat a little olive oil and add: the chopped veg, chilli powder, cumin and cinnamon (plus salt and pepper).
  2. Cook until softened around 5-10 minutes, stirring regularly.
  3. Add chickpeas, kidney beans and tomatoes (plus 1 tin of water).

*Add mince now if adding 

  1. Add balsamic vinegar.
  2. Bring to the boil, then reduce the a low heat and simmer with a lid slightly ajar for around 1 hour until slightly thickened and reduced. Stir occasionally.
  3. Serve up with coriander, rice and some yoghurt.
Published on July 13, 2018