Black Bean Chili

Black Bean Chili

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Growing up in Cincinnati, my definition of chili was different than everyone outside the city limits. Cincinnati chili is a mix of ground beef, tomatoes and beans served over spaghetti. I think of it more

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 chipotle, roughly chopped, plus 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
Chili Lime Roasted Root Vegetables

Chili Lime Roasted Root Vegetables

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Sheet pans are not something I replace that often. Those brown marks and cooking spots are badges of honor. The more beaten up they look the better. It takes them getting warped and uneven for

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Ingredients
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 pounds root vegetables, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
Pumpkin Wild Rice Salad

Pumpkin Wild Rice Salad

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With just a week to go until Halloween, my five-year-old is very excited about pumpkins. We went apple picking last week, and conveniently enough, there was a pumpkin patch, too. From apples to cider donuts

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Ingredients
  • 1 small pie pumpkin (about 2-3 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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You might consider me more of a newbie when it comes to brussels sprouts. My childhood didn’t involve being forced to stay at the table to finish my sprouts or any other vegetable at dinner.

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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds brussels sprouts, root end trimmed, if large
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon