Compost Chili

Every once in a while, I can predict the future. Last week I predicted that I wouldn't want to cook, and that I would feel guilty if I wasted my veggies.

The result? Compost Chili!

The idea is you take whatever veggies you've got hanging around and toss them in the slow-cooker (or on low on the stove), and you get a some sweet meals for the week/to freeze. So essentially I saved these veggies from a potentially heartbreaking grave in the compost.

Here are the veggies I used:

Here are my non-compost ingredients:

1. Canned tomatoes

2. Stock cubes

3. Dried lentils

4. Spices (Paprika, Cumin, Cayenne Pepper, S&P) (Not pictured)


1. Chop up your veg & rinse your lentils.

2. Dissolve stock cube in a few cups of water.

3. Sautee garlic and onions on stovetop (optional).

4. Toss everything in the slow-cooker on a low setting.

5. Wait a few hours, and it'll be ready for you to enjoy!

This provided me with about 8 meals, and took about 10-15 minutes to prepare (I'm a slow chopper). Use whatever veggies you want, mix up your spices, do what you gotta do.  This recipe is so simple, and takes zero skill. Also, it's damn delish. And does not taste like compost.