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  1. Hannah

    I love the steamy shot of the onion mixture going into the beans – I can almost smell the spices and yumminess.

    I, too, tend to use canned beans in my meals, and I think that’s because I like to decide on the day what I feel like for dinner. However, I guess that’s not a very good excuse, as you can cook beans then freeze them for later, can’t you? Hmm.

    Still, nice to know even you in your awesomeness opt for canned sometimes 😀

  2. Meaghan

    This recipe looks delicious! I must try it.

  3. Cheryl

    Delicious looking AND healthy! Good question, CAN you freeze beans after cooking for later use?

  4. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)

    chili looks great and thanks for your comment today. I prob wont decease the pics amt b/c most ppl love them but I appreciate you taking the time to type out a thoughtful comment 🙂

    I hope you have a stellar week, amber!

  5. Amber Shea

    Hannah—::blush:: Oh, you flatter me so. Undeserved as it may be (seriously, I almost never cook my own beans!), it’s much appreciated :]

    Meaghan—Thanks for reading! Please let me know if you do try the chili.

    Cheryl—It’s true, you can freeze home-cooked beans for later. I really ought to do that…

    Averie—Thanks for responding. I admit, I tend to do my blog-reading at work, so it probably doesn’t bode well for my productiveness when I’m drooling over your photos all afternoon! 😛

  6. Brett

    That’s a great looking chilli. The photo of the finished product is lovely.

  7. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)

    I am the only vegan who has never, ever made my own beans. I am SCARED! there are soooo many diff ways, recipes, and frankly vats of boiling and simmering water for HOURS scares me!

    “Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to a simmer.” — ok that part, how long to simmer?

    and then after you add the rice, red pepp, carrots, that’s 50 mins. So basically you soak the beans and bring to a quick boil. Reduce to simmer (for how long?) then add the other stuff so beans are basically cooking for close to one hour on a simmer, AFTER the bring to boil/soak 8 hrs part

    This is why i never make them…there are so many ways to do it and i am overwhelmed…seriously though this looks amaizng and chewy homemade beans ARE wayyy better. I eat my friend’s homemade ones 🙂