I don't like mine with kidney beans. They're too big. I use black turtles or small red beans. And I don't put nearly as much in as some people do.
I will eat it with beans but I much prefer it without.
I either use the light red kidney beans or small red beans myself... though I have used black beans...
Hmmm, definitely with beans. The more and varied, the better. Oh how delicious a bowl of Chili sounds right now, even if it is 1:15 a.m.
I can't resist ... ... ..."I've fed it to carnivores, and the have lived it." Lived what? lol
I love how vegetarians come up with meat dish names! I know, I know, we've fought over this before!
I’ve modified and combined several recipes to create a chai type of spiced beverage that is sugar free and caffeine free. I’m finally pleased with the results. Any of the spices can be found at www.penzeys.com which is where I get the majority of the spices I use in my cooking.
2 Tablespoons cinnamon chunks
8 allspice berries
4 whole cloves
2 black peppercorns
16 green cardamom pods, lightly crushed
4 slices fresh ginger, lightly crushed
(I often use crushed dried slices since they are being boiled)
1 quart filtered water
With a mortar and pestle, coarsely grind the cinnamon, allspice, cloves and peppercorns. Transfer to a saucepan and crush the cardamom pods and ginger slices.
In a saucepan combine the spices and water.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer and cover for 10 minutes.
Turn off heat and allow to stand, covered for 10 minutes.
Strain into a large measuring cup - I use a sieve for this - get the big pieces out first, since it is somewhat difficult to pour out of a saucepan.
Pour through a fine mesh tea ball or a filter paper in a funnel into a quart canning jar. Screw on lid and band.
Refrigerate, the jar will probably seal, but please keep refrigerated. The mixture should last for at least a week if kept refrigerated.
To serve, pour an equal quantities of the spiced infusion and milk of your choice (I use vanilla soymilk) into a cup and microwave until hot. I often add a teaspoon of brown sugar. Honey is the traditional sweetener, but the traditional amount is far sweeter than I care for.
A nice bonus to this is that it makes the house smell wonderful!