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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Recipe of the Week: Chili And Corn Bread

Although we've had the most amazingly sunny October, there's no denying it: winter is definitely on its way. With the weather cooling off, we've been naturally drawn towards heavier and more comforting foods. After looking at different raw chili recipes for ideas, this is what I came up. Guaranteed to warm you up!

'Warm Me Up' Chili

Serves 6

4 portobello mushrooms, cubed
1/4 cup leek, minced

Toss mushies and leek in a little oil, tamari and lemon or lime juice to soften up. Set aside while assembling the rest.

1 medium carrot, finely chopped
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
1/3 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup purple bell pepper (you could sub with any other pepper)

Place chopped veggies in a large bowl and set aside.

1 3/4 cups tomatoes
1 cup carrot
1 cup corn
1/2 cup sundried tomatoes, soaked for a few hours
1 1/2 tbs chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 garlic clove
Optional - jalapeno pepper, to taste

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings. If desired, add jalapeno pepper, depending on how hot you like it.

Carmella's Note: As my taste buds can't handle very spicy food, I found that it was plenty hot enough with the dried spices.

Pour sauce over chopped veggies. Add strained mushrooms and leek. Mix well.

Place bowl, covered, in the dehydrator at 110F for 4 hours. Then take cover off and leave for another hour.

We served this with Mosaica's Corn Bread. Yummo!

Corn Bread

1 1/2 cups corn (frozen)
1 small red bell pepper
1 small yellow bell pepper
1 tsp celtic sea salt
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
3/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds

Blend all ingredients in the food processor and spread it on a Teflex sheet. Dehydrate for 3 hours, flip onto mesh and dehydrate for 3 or more hours, depending how crispy you want your bread.

Carmella's Notes:
~ We doubled the recipe as it doesn't quite fill up one Excalibur tray.

~ The corn bread wasn't quite ready by the time we went to bed so we left it there. However, I woke up a little late to take it out so it ended up more like corn crackers. Ah well... It was still delish!



  1. This looks amazing! I have been wanting chili! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Yum. I love raw chili, especially this time of year. I hope you don't mind that I linked back to the whipped icing on your site again. I just love that stuff :-)

  3. Mmm and Mmm. Looks fantastic and perfect for a fall day.

  4. I made the "Warm me up Chili" and the Cornbread last night and it was asbolutely delish! Thank you for sharing!

    Warm regards,

  5. I made the Warm me up Chili and the corn bread last night, it was super good and very satisfying, thank you!

    Warm regards,

  6. This recipe is really going to keep me busy in the kitchen with all its glamor. This is another must for the weekend! My kids would just hug me for this.

  7. Thanks for this recipe!! I just tried it for my Raw Thanksgiving Fall Menu and it turned out really yummy :-))
    5 Stars for this one! and for the healthy combination as well, no cashews or other toxic nuts involved, only good seeds!! GREAT!

  8. This is the ONLY raw bread I've ever liked. The "dough" is so good I'm now just making it and eating it like a stew! Thanks so much.

  9. Just made this and it was SO GOOD! Thanks for this great recipe! :)

  10. The corn bread is absolutely amazing! was afraid it wouldn't hold together w/o flax seeds. But it looks gorgeous, stays together, has crisped up, and is incredibly delicious. Thanks so much! Off to check out your other recipes...

    1. Yay! Glad the corn bread was such a hit! I'm sue Mosaica would be absolutely thrilled about all the raving reviews that her creation is getting! ;-)