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Chili Cheese Dogs

Dinner

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Do you ever realize that the package of hot dogs and the package of buns doesn’t equate to the same amount?

This means that you’ll often times be left with two unused hot dogs buns…and then if you buy more hot dogs, you’ll end up with no buns and just hot dogs.

Every day after school I’d come home, hungry, with a desire to sit in front of the television for thirty minutes before I started my homework. I’d wrap a hot dog in a paper towel and stick it in the microwave to cook (why I did this I have no idea). On a rare occasion there’d be a bun but most of the time there was nothing! So I’d eat it with just ketchup and stuff. This had all to do with the dilemma I pointed out above. Too many hot dogs and no buns!

This is a pure example of the left hand not talking to the right hand. Also, why didn’t hot dog companies get in the business of hot dog buns?! It would only make sense. It would’ve cleaned this problem right up.

Chili Cheese Dogs // www.acozykitchen.com

Anyway, I’ve had chili cheese dogs on my mind recently so I decided to make a version that didn’t scare me. Sometimes hot dogs can scare me a little.

This is why making hot dogs at home is the best case scenario for me. I can ensure that I’m eating hot dogs that are nitrate-free and are made with ingredients I can pronounce.

The chili might be my favorite thing ever. It’s SO fast. No need to sit here and make real chili—that’s too much work. This one cooks up in minutes and is way thicker than the normal soupier version. I think the thicker version works way better when we’re using it as a topping for a hot dog.

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Vegan White Bean Chili

Soups

This situation is vegan. And filling. And warm and awesome.

Vegan Chili with Northern White Beans

Don’t think that by me bringing you a vegan, healthy(ish) recipe is me saying that the party is over…because it’s not. You still have New Year’s to rock your way through! This year I’m being an old person and probably staying home and cooking dinner with my dude. BUT in years past I have partied like a crazy person, vommed in a many cab, and even celebrated with the flu in bed. My New Years’ experiences’ have been vast!

Back to chili…

This recipe is good for when you want something on the lighter side of filling, aren’t in the mood for, as my vegan mother calls it, “animal flesh,” and/or simply want something inexpensive and easy to make.

For the full recipe, go over to Etsy.

Oh and in case you didn’t know, I’m a contributor on Etsy, making a few recipes for them a month. In case you missed it, here are some of the other that have been posted: Clam Linguine in a Tarragon Cream Sauce (I might be addicted to tarragon); Spiced Apple Latkes with Cardamom Cream (please make this!); and Stuffing Muffins (no longer applicable but delicious nonetheless).

Spicy Vegan Chili

Dinner, Soups

This is vegan chili:

…This is not:

That delicious dollop of sour cream is so powerful!! It changes EVERYTHING!

Chili is like cornbread. Rules exist about chili rights and wrongs. No beans. No this. No that. People are super picky and sentimental about the stuff. And, I mean…I get it. I do.

SO…

Before I begin, let me say this: If you’re from Texas, and this chili offends you, I’m sorry. I love everything Texas. I really do.

Friday Night Lights is the best show to ever grace our TV screens. (Yeah, I said it.)

I’ve been wanting to take a road trip to Marfa and sleep in one of those hipster tee-pees for I dunno how long.

Migas might be one of my favorite breakfast dishes ever…(next to pancakes, obvi).

And despite El Paso being the scariest city in the country, when I drive across Texas, I still pass through.

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