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Today has been a gross day. I’ve been accepting that my productivity is deeply effected by the weather. Particularly overcast rainy days. Whenever they is a steady drizzle I just want to stay in all day and pretty much do nothing. Now that the sun is coming out I am finally getting around to posting this awesome recipe.

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I am a little surprised that I am just posting a chili recipe. I’ve become a pro at chili, I could practically make them in my sleep. I’ve become so comfortable with them that I’ve more or less stopped using any sort of recipe. It also so helps that I use chilis as a great medium to chuck all my leftover produce in one dish. Oh and don’t forget the fact that I get hella good chili peppers from my CSA. 

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So what has prompted me to make a chili recipe since I am not so formal about my chilis? Really cheap mangos. I love fresh mangos, especially ones that aren’t too fibrous. I bought a giant box of mangos and then started to get tired of blending mangos in my smoothies. Mangos were building up and I didn’t want my last three to go to waste. So I figured I could make something savory out of them.

Or perhaps I’ve been subconsciously persuaded due to all the mango recipes that are circulating. I am seeing so many come into my blog feed that I am starting to just insert the word mango in blog titles! Regardless of the reason I am glad I took the plunge.

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This isn’t a completely new idea for a chili recipe. I mean I did google “mango chili” to get some recipe ideas (or rather an idea of how long to cook mango). And they all seem to be sickenly sweet. I already found my recipe pretty sugary, I can’t imagine adding more sugar, or raisins in the mix. 

This recipe kind-of takes awhile since I am starting with a pound of dried beans. But this also make a lot chili, like 6-8 servings, depending what a serving is to you. I think it is best for a picnic or a summer barbecue. There is plenty to pass around, and you can leave your house after your done cooking, being very far away from your hot kitchen.

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I got a text from my sister this morning saying that I should make a dish for Easter dinner. My Grandma, like every Grandma, has little to no perception of vegan eating. So I spent my morning googling “easter vegan recipes” while sipping my new smoothie. I think I settled on a chickpea and cauliflower roast, which I will report back on.

But I am missing the whole point of this post- it is this smoothie. I bought a whole bunch of tea powders from Season with Spice, which I will post a review of them later on. One mix I love using in shakes is the Peppermint Chai. Most experiments with the powders have been at work. Almost all have been tasty when blending the tea powders with almond milk and protein powder. But sometimes I don’t want to use protein powder, as I feel like they make my tummy bloat. This shake is pretty simple, and is filling.

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