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Spiced Lentil & Quinoa Chili

 Spiced Lentil & Quinoa Chili |Bijouxs Little Jewels

Does the world really need another chili recipe? Yes, of course another bowl of red is always welcome in the Bijouxs Kitchen. Spiced Lentil & Quinoa Chili has a unique flavor profile and is vegan. Grab the latest Little Jewel from the Bijouxs Kitchen.


These windy, cold days along the California coast call for a warming bowl, always best when packed with lots of flavor. Spiced Lentil & Quinoa Chili is another vegan chili to add to the collection. The layered profile includes coffee, chocolate, cinnamon and herbs. Lentils and quinoa act as base ingredients. It’s no secret I love chili. Simple to prepare, ingredients in the pot and simmer for a couple hours. My other top favorites include my New Mexico Green Chile with Pork, Texas Blue Ribbon and another vegan option Malibu Chile.


These long days of isolation mean lots of reading and of course cookbooks are on the top of my list. I love exploring new methods and new cuisines, favorites with a healthy spin. One book I have enjoyed is Cap Beauty High Vibrational Beauty with recipes and rituals focused on health. When I was working as a Personal Chef for many years I prepared many special diet meals for clients. Now plant-based and gluten free rule the day. I also did lots of vegan cooking for the years I was vegetarian, so this book was one I wanted to explore.


Spiced Lentil & Quinoa Chili | Bijouxs Little Jewels

The list of ingredients includes lots of layered flavors that bring the punch to the bowl. I of course tinkered slightly with the recipe, hard for us chefs not to do. Cinnamon is one spice you may not expect, but it is fundamental in my Baked Ziti, which really is a rule breaking recipe, a must try. The green French Puy lentils and red quinoa contribute to the deep rich color of the chili. Top with your favorite chili additions such as salsa, cilantro, avocado and cheese (dairy or vegan).

Keep calm and keep cooking. 


As always, enjoy. B

2 thoughts on “Spiced Lentil & Quinoa Chili

  1. Am I reading it correctly, that it needs to cook for 2 hours? Lentils and quinoa cook so quickly, after two hours they will be absolutle mush. Is that the intention?

    1. Hello and thank you for checking in on this. Yes, the cooking time is 2 hours in the original recipe and about my cooking time as well. The recipe does create a soft-textured and thick chili but cook the lentils and quinoa to your preferred tenderness. This is an example of why I adjust most recipes I prepare from a cookbook. Thank you for writing in and let me how the chili goes.

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