Hi lovelies! I hope that you all had a lovely weekend and had a fun time with your friends and family. I’ve been promising you recipes on GGG for a while now and today I’m finally delivering! I first made this pumpkin chili last week with my friends for an impromptu dinner party and it was a hit. Well last night I decided to make a batch again to enjoy while watching the Golden Globes and made a few changes that made it even better. But before we talk chili, I’ve got to talk fashion for a bit. Did any of you watch the Golden Globes last night? I always enjoy awards shows but I’ll admit, mostly for the fashion. “Who are you wearing” is the question I really care about during the evening and last night there were some definite hits and misses.
These women didn’t take any huge fashion risks with their dresses but I think they all looked absolutely gorgeous. They defined classic elegance with simple silhouettes and classic colors. My favorite of these four looks though was definitely Kate Hudson. Not only does the woman seem to be aging backward, but her look was spot on for me in this fantastic Alexander McQueen dress. I also have to give a shoutout to Jennifer Lawrence as well who looked stunning in her coral dress- definitely my favorite red carpet look that she’s worn this season.
Oh dear, where to begin. First of all, I think Jessica Chastain seems like a wonderful person and is a fantastic actress. But if I were her, I’d fire my stylist immediately. Her dress did nothing for her and I really wished someone would have fit that halter properly. But my real issue with the look was her hair- her hair stylist managed to age her and make her look as though she was balding. Poor Jess. I hesitated putting Lena Dunham on here because she really isn’t known for being a fashion plate, so I don’t generally expect to much from her. But- this dress was just bad. Next up, this dress was all wrong for the petite Julianne Hough and with such a pretty bodice, I wish this would have flowed into a more form fitting gown. Instead, it looks a little like a wedding dress gone bad. But hey, maybe this was her way of signaling to Ryan Seacrest to put a ring on it. Lastly, Debra Messing. She has a great figure as well but this dress didn’t do her any favors with the parachute fabric on the bottom. I could have overlooked the dress though if it weren’t for the styling. The huge bangles on both wrists plus large earrings and a large dress, there was just way too much going on.
Now enough with the fashion, let’s talk food!
Pumpkin ChiliAdapted from this Washington Post recipe
1 Can Black Beans
1 Can Northern White Beans
1 Can Kidney Beans
1/2 C. Quinoa
1 Orange Bell Pepper
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Medium Size White Onion
1 Large Red Onion
1 Can Pumpkin Puree
28 oz. Canned Diced Tomatoes
1.5 T. Tomato Paste
4 C. Vegetable Broth (Check box to ensure it is gluten-free)
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 T. Olive Oil
1 T. Cumin
1 T. Chili Powder
1 t. Paprika
1.5 t. Pepper
Dash of Cinnamon
Dash of All Spice
Dash of Salt
Dash of Red Pepper Flakes
Chop onions, bell peppers and mince garlic.
Using large pot, heat 1 T. olive oil and add the onions and bell peppers. Stir and let cook for about 5 minutes until the onions start to become translucent.
In a separate pot, combine quinoa with 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Once it starts to boil, reduce heat to low and cover. Leave for 15 minutes until all water has been absorbed.
In your large pot, add pumpkin, beans, tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil.
Add all spices to the large pot and reduce heat to simmer for 30 minutes.
When quinoa is finished, combine to pot and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally.
Garnish with avocado or cilantro and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as I do and am already looking forward to having it for lunch!
-Who was your best and worst dressed at the Golden Globes?