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Monday, 5 March 2012

Store cupboard fail!

I decided one lunchtime last week to make chilli - mainly from home-grown veg - the end of a pumpkin that had been sitting in the fridge a little too long, my unpredictable chillies, tomatoes from the freezer - and a tin a cheap shop bought kidney beans.

Everything was going wonderfully till at almost the last minute I went in the 'tins' cupboard for the beans - plenty of special offer chick peas, cheapo baked beans, even a tin of cannellinis but NO kidney beans!

Now, I know I could have used one of the other sorts of beans but it seemed like a good opportunity to have a completely home grown lunch, so I raided the freezer again and added broad beans. Not usual for chilli, I'll grant you, but tasty nonetheless.


  1. those are the best meals by far!!!Yum!

  2. looks yummy!!! I have used so many different combinations of foods for chill...almost always tastes good too! thanks for this new twist!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    chicken and mushrooms tonight for us!