A friend of mine was in a Chili Cookoff last week and came in 2nd place. I told him he should have asked me for a recipe and maybe he would have won first!
A nice bowl of warm chili can ease the winter blues and bring people together. There are dozens of chili societies that host cookoffs throught the world, with some being solely vegetarian or vegan cookoffs!
While most vegetarian chili focuses on black, kideny, or pinto beans, chickpeas are the star in this one. They add that special something to the chili.
Cornbread is often a stable with chili. You can eat a slice on the side or break it into pieces and add it to the chili as well. The Bayou Cornbread (EHH, pg 66) is an excellent cornbread that compliments chili without trying to steal the spotlight.