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Cozy Pumpkin Chili

Need something to warm you up as the temperature outside begin to drop? This cozy pumpkin chilly embodies all the flavors of fall and is warming enough to take you through the winter chill.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 jalapenos, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can fire roasted diced tomatoes with their liquid
  • 1 (15 ounce) can of organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • ½ (15 ounce) can of kidney beans
  • ½ (15 ounce) can of garbanzo beans
  • 4 links of chicken sausage, chopped (optional)

 

Directions

  1. Add oil to a large pot and heat over high heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion, bell pepper, jalapenos, garlic, and zucchini stirring until tender.
  3. Add the chicken sausage into the pot. Cook until lightly browned.
  4. Then, add in the tomatoes, pumpkin, water, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil.
  5. Add the kidney beans and garbanzo beans and reduce the heat (medium low).
  6. Cover the chili and stir every few minutes for about 30 minutes, until it is nice and thick.

 

Guest Bloggers: James Madison Dietetics
Alexandra Balbontin, Taylor Coleman, Julia Danisewicz, Emily Salvaggio, and Taylor Singleton

 

Party Cheese Crisps

Are you sick of the same old party snack? These loaded cheese crisps are the perfect finger food for your next party! It only takes 5 simple ingredients to create these satisfying snacks and it’s an excellent way to have a change from the same old mundane bag of chips! Pair them with your favorite dips or just have them alone and the perfect finger food for your next party! It only takes 5 simple ingredients to create these satisfying snacks and it’s an excellent way to have a change from the same old mundane bag of chips! Pair them with your favorite dips or just have them alone and enjoy!

Cilantro Cheddar Crisps

Ingredients:

  • 12 tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper  
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees
  2. Place parchment paper on a baking pan
  3. Mix all of the ingredients together in one mixing bowl
  4. Place about 1 slightly overflowing spoonful of the cheese mixture on the baking pan to make one crisp, repeating this 11 times making a total of 12 crisps
  5. Place in the oven for around 6-7 minutes, or until the edges are brown
  6. Leave them to cool  

Pepperoni Pizza Mozzarella Crisps

Ingredients:

  • 12 tbsp shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbsp pepperoni, diced
  • ½ tsp basil (fresh or dry)
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder

Instructions:

  1. Complete the same steps as above

GuestBloggers: James Madison Dietetics
Alexandra Balbontin, Taylor Coleman, Julia Danisewicz, Emily Salvaggio, and Taylor Singleton