Easy plant based recipes for the whole family to enjoy together.

Rodeo Chili

Rodeo Chili

Serves 6

1 16 ounce can of pinto beans

1 16 ounce can of red beans

2 small/medium zucchinis chopped

2 14.5 ounce cans of diced tomatoes

2 tablespoons of tomato paste

1 tablespoon chili powder

2 teaspoons cumin

½ tsp. cinnamon

1 teaspoon coriander

1 yellow onion diced

1 bell pepper diced (any color)

1 large jalapeno seeded and minced

2 chipotles in adobo finely minced

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 teaspoons salt

Fresh flat leaf parsley or cilantro

Plant based sour cream

Plant based shredded cheese

In a 5 quart pot or large skillet over medium-high heat, add the vegetable oil, onion, bell pepper, zucchini, jalapeno and salt. With a wooden spoon stir everything to coat with the oil and let it cook until the vegetables soften. Add the chili powder, cumin, coriander, cinnamon and stir to mix. Next, add the tomato paste, cans of tomatoes, chipotles and the beans drained. Stir everything to combine and let it simmer for about 20 minutes. I like to serve mine with some fresh cilantro or parsley, plant based sour cream and vegan shredded cheese!

A curious little armadillo named “Bo” tries to make a new friend in the desert when he ends up at the rodeo in Jan Brett’s, Armadillo Rodeo. The little armadillo has quite an adventure riding a horse, tasting a hot chili pepper and even learning some new dance moves! The aromas and flavors of Rodeo Chili are sure to be loved by every little cowboy or cowgirl! For some after dinner entertainment try out your own new dance moves with your own guitar!

Cracker Box Guitar!

Here is the one Apple and I made together

You will need:

An empty cereal or cracker box

Rubber bands

Scissors or box cutter


Take an empty box and tape the ends securely shut. Have an adult (because it can be tricky!) help to cut out a circle on the front or back of the box. How big you make the circle depends on the size of the box you are using, but it should be centered in the middle and not too close to the sides. Next take 3 or 4 stretchy rubber bands and put them around the box going across the hole. Gently pluck away at the bands to make your music!

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