For December’s edition of #RPLRecipeClub, enjoy a velvety and complex vegan chili layered with warming flavors. And enter to win not one but two gorgeous items from one of my favorite kitchen gear brands.
What is the RPL Recipe Club?
Each month, I’ll choose one Rainbow Plant Life recipe that anyone in the RPL community can choose to make.
You can make it just for fun OR you can enter to win an amazing prize each month! This month’s prize is listed below.
How to participate:
Participating couldn’t be easier! Just follow these steps:
- Sign up for the Rainbow Plant Life newsletter (only newsletter subscribers are eligible to win the monthly prize, though you can of course still participate without being signed up).
- Make this month’s recipe, take a picture of it, and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Recipe Club” by 11:59pm on December 30th. By sending your picture in via email, you’ll be entered to win a prize.
At the end of each month, we will randomly select a winner and share our favorite photos here!
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Last Month’s Winner
The winner of the November 2023 RPL Recipe Club is Liv Stone!
Congratulations, Liv, and thank you to everyone who entered November’s contest. I had so much fun seeing all of your entries and I can’t wait to see what y’all cook up this month!
December 2023 Recipe: Vegan Chili!
There’s nothing quite like a bowl of my hearty vegan chili on a cold winter night! It’s rich and velvety and hits the spot like a cozy hug in a bowl.
What sets this bean chili apart from others is a homemade chili powder and five secret techniques that teach you to layer numerous unique ingredients, resulting in its complex taste profile. And for those of you who prefer meaty chilis, I’ve included instructions on how to incorporate vegan ground meat into this recipe!
This chili is one of my favorite cold-weather comfort meals, and it also happens to be nut-free and easy to make gluten-free! Load it up with vegan sour cream, cilantro, tangy pickled onions, crispy tortilla chips, and more. A spoon of my vegan queso and a warm slice of my vegan cornbread are two of my favorite additions.
The blog post has full written instructions, tips for making the recipe, and ingredient substitutions, so be sure to check it out!
This vegan chili is incredibly rich and velvety and packed with layers of complex flavor, just like a classic chili should be. An easy homemade chili powder and slow simmering take this bean chili over the top.
December 2023 Prize:
This month, we’re delighted to give away both a Hedley & Bennett Chef’s Knife and Essential Apron!
If you’ve seen my YouTube videos over the past year, you know I’m a huge fan of aprons from Hedley & Bennett. They’re comfy, stylish, and made to last!
I also picked up one of their chef’s knives recently and it’s been getting a ton of use in the past few months. It’s nicely weighted, razor sharp, and they have lots of fun colors (I have both the green one and the blue one).
A note for international readers: Due to the exorbitant cost of international shipping, we can only ship the above prize within the 48 contiguous United States. However, you can still enter to win if you live elsewhere. If your entry is selected as the winner, we’ll send you a payment of $100 in lieu of the prize. Payment will be sent via PayPal.
Other important details and FAQ
Can I make modifications to the recipe and still enter?
Absolutely! But your entry won’t count if you use any kind of animal product – Rainbow Plant Life is a vegan blog, after all!
How old do I need to be to participate?
You must be at least 18 years old to participate.
I don’t live in the United States. Can I still enter?
Yes! You can still enter the monthly contest, with a caveat.
Due to the exorbitant cost of shipping, we can only ship the above prize within the 48 contiguous United States. However, you can still enter to win if you live elsewhere. If your entry is selected as the winner, we’ll send you a payment of $100 in lieu of the prize. Payment will be sent via PayPal.
How is the winner chosen?
We’ll choose the winner at random (based on email entries). The quality of your photography is not a factor but we encourage you to try to make your photos look nice anyways!
I’m looking forward to seeing this month’s entries!