Cindee’s Simply Fruity Chili

Cindee’s Simply Fruity Chili

This is a favorite in our house. This is so simple it’s criminal.  What this recipe lacks in preparation it makes up for in taste. We like to use fruits in our cooking as it provides a nice, sweet bite to the dish and there are many good vitamins to be had from different fruits. If you wish, you can always add some beef to the mix to give it some oomphf. We like it both ways. And to spice it up a bit, you can always add a jalapeno or two or whichever your favorite chili pepper is. No matter what you choose, you are sure to have a great meal!


1 ½ pounds of red beans

1 large red onion, diced

2 tablespoons chili powder

2 whole mangoes, diced

1 whole papaya, diced

2 cups pineapple chunks (freshly diced or from a can)

(optional: 1 pound beef, browned)

(optional: chili peppers of your choice)


Soak the beans overnight.

Place the beans in a slow cooker and set it on high. Cook for 4 hours. Add in the fruits, chili powder and, if using the beef and peppers, add them in too. Cook on medium for another 4 hours.

And that’s it! You have a sweet, hot chili! Simple, right?!


Non-dairy Vegan Chocolate Cake

vegan choco cake

This cake is so delicious you wouldn’t expect it to be dairy-free and vegan. But it is and you’re gonna love it. The recipe is so simple, just mix the dry ingredients together and then add in the wet ingredients and bake. Simple.

Dry ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Wet ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

That’s it! Now just pour the mixture into two 9 inch pans and bake on 350 for 40 minutes. Oh! And just a word of awareness – the mixture will be runny. That’s normal. It will bake up just right.