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Style Destino is my personal style space bout cruelty-free and vegetarian style. Fashion is not above someone's life and it is irresponsible when someone makes a fashion choice that involves taking a poor animal's life. I believe in style that has a conscience. We are in 21st century where technology has advanced immensely, there are myriad options available and any person with a desire can make things happen. So it is sheer selfishness and irresponsible behaviour when people make unethical fashion choices. Through StyleDestino I share everything cruelty-free and ethical in my style. I do not use any handbags, shoes or accessories made from leather (animal skin), the make-up I use is also vegetarian and cruelty free. Luxury and compassion can coexist stylishly and Style Destino is an attempt to prove just that. Vegan fashion is not about dowdy clothes, cheap bags, or tawdry shoes. I can just easily be vegan and trot in my Olsen heels, sporting a Stella McCartney luxurious vegan handbag while showing off my red lips painted with OCC lip tar!! I travel the world around and never find dearth of stylish, high quality vegetarian fashion.


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Easy Vegan Chilli Recipe With Simple Ingredients

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Here is the ultimate vegan chili recipe with a chocolaty twist (literally). It’s simple, requiring just a few basic ingredients, and comes together in less than 1 hour.

For this recipe, I have only added kidney beans, which are especially high in iron and vitamin B1, but you can also add red lentils, black beans or even quinoa. This chili has a thick stew-like texture and uses only tomatoes, ginger, peppers, green chili and celery among the vegetables. You can skip celery if you don't have and add pumpkin or play around with vegetables you have in your kitchen. However, tomatoes is a mandatory as its the base of the recipe.

This recipe is really simple to make, needs no super chef skills. While it does take some time to cook, if you really want all the flavors to come together. I cooked it for about an hour, but if you are short of time, cut down on cooking time. Also, I like to use all fresh ingredients and I don't use any packaged food, so right from the tomatoes to the beans, everything was freshly prepared at home. no canned beans or tomatoes. However, you can swap as per your convenience. A lot of people like to add tomato paste to this recipe, and if you have some in your kitchen, feel free to add about a tablespoon. I haven't added to this one though.

Oh yes, I wasn't kidding earlier when I mentioned "chocolate". I added 92% dark chocolate to this recipe to give it a nice color and flavor. The dark chocolate adds intensity and an interesting flavor, and no it doesn't taste anything like chocolate. At first, even I was skeptic while adding it. However I was presently surprised with the result. The dark chocolate made a world of difference and I highly recommend you try it.

Make sure you use pure intense dark chocolate. I used the Vivani 92% dark chocolate that's sweetened with coconut sugar, so its healthy and I didn't need to add extra maple syrup to it.
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This vegan chili has a very nice smoky, is flavorful, protein- and fiber-rich making it a perfect meal for lunch or dinner.
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  • 1 tbsp sesame oil (or any other healthy cooking oil of your choice)
  • 1 thumb size ginger finely chopped or grated
  • 1 green chili finely chopped
  • 1 small jalapeño, diced with seeds (optional)
  • 1 medium bell pepper (I used yellow), diced
  • 1/2 tsp each sea salt and black pepper (plus more to taste)
  • 1/2 tbsp chili powder or paprika (or as per required level of heat)
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin 
  • 1/2 tbsp ground coriander seed powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala (optional)
  • 3 large diced tomatoes 
  • 1 3/4 cup water (plus more as needed)
  • 1 cup cooked and slightly drained kidney beans (I soaked it overnight and cooked in a pressure cooker). Keep the water of beans
  • 1/4 cup good quality dark chocolate (optional)
  • Handful chopped coriander
  • 1 lemon juice


  • Heat a large pot over medium heat. Once hot, add oil, ginger, chili and jalapeño. Sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add bell pepper and celery and stir for 8-10 minutes stirring frequently.
  • Now add the tomatoes, cumin, coriander powder, paprika (or chili) powder, black pepper, pinch of salt and the water from cooked kidney beans cover the pot. Let it simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally and making sure it doesn't stick.
  • Add the kidney beans, remaining salt and add some water, if required. Bring to simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Now add the dark chocolate, stir well and let it cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Now serve in bowl, add lemon juice and lots of coriander.

Serves: 2
Cook time: ~1 hour
Difficulty: 3/10
Gluten-free & Vegan


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