I had two cravings this week. Both of which I was able to enjoy. Both that left the hubster looking at me strangely. But when a girl has a craving, a girl has a craving!
Craving numero uno – Hot Chocolate, my way!
- 1/2c coconut milk
- 1/2c almond milk
- 1T cocoa powder
- 1 packet stevia
- 1T nut butter of choice (I used dark chocolate dreams)
- 1T chocolate chips
- few marshmallows
Place both milk in a sauce pan to heat. Pour into a blender, add the cocoa powder, stevia, nut butter, and the chocolate chips. Blend until smooth. Place the hot chocolate back into a mug and garnish with more chocolate chips & marshmallows.
No I am not crazy, at least not today. No I do not have my seasons mixed up. Hello I live in Louisiana. You can’t mix up your seasons in this state. We only have one. It is called beyond summer!
But like I said when a girl has a craving…..
Craving numero dos – chili, my way!
Now you all know how things go in my house. The hubster wants (me) meat.
okay side note……I totally typed “me” in as opposed to meat. When I went back to proofread I fell out of my chair laughing. So I had to leave the me in there 🙂
I don’t buy meat. So usually we don’t eat meat. I knew that this would be a challenge when it came to making chili. Give him a vegetable chili, and I guarantee he will throw it at me. Or at least in the garbage. So I did what any good wife would do.
Nope I didn’t run out and buy ground meat. I bought meat crumbles. As in meat substitute crumbles. He will never know!
His Chili, My Way
- 1 pkg meat crumbles ( I used morning star)
- 1 can chili ready diced tomatoes
- 2 small cans tomato sauce
- 1 can beans drained & rinsed
- 1/3c vegetable broth
- 1 small onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 3T chili powder
- 1T ground cumin
- 1/2t salt
- 1-2T liquid smoke
Place all ingredients into a slow cooker. Cook on low if you are leaving this on all day. If you are home you can cook on high for around 3-4 hours.
I prepared everything the night before in the crock pot bowl, and then placed it in the refrigerator overnight. This saved me time in the morning. I simply placed the bowl into the heating part of the slow cooker and turned it on!
Serve with rice, corn bread, or my favorite way – with a baked sweet potato.