Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Three-Bean Chili (Vegan Crunk), then a Buttons Update

Hi everyone. Today's Vegan MoFo prompt is "Let's get boozy!" I don't drink, but the three-bean beer chili recently posted over at Vegan Crunk sounded really good. So, I modified it for my lunch today. The recipe already calls for including mushrooms, so I simply replaced the beer with a package of mushroom gravy (Imagine brand), making it a three-bean mushroom chili instead. The three-bean cans I found contained chickpeas (garbanzo beans), kidney beans, and pinto beans. The chili was good, and I have lots of leftovers, so those will be nice to enjoy throughout the week.

My other changes: I used Morningstar's vegan pulled pork since I already had a bag in the freezer and couldn't reach the last bag of Beyond Meat crumbles at the far back of the very top shelf at the grocery store last night (aka "short people problems"). And I only used half the chili powder because I realized as I was measuring it out today that that was all I had. 

Here's my Inktober sketch...

Here's Cringer cuddling with Buttons last night (photo by Zach)...

Here's Buttons this morning, looking out the window from her cat tower once again...

Buttons update: I'm so sorry to share this news, but we had to let her go today.
I'll do a memorial post after Vegan MoFo is over; writing anything more right now is going to lead to even more breaking down and crying. I just miss my Buttons girl so much, and I'm heartbroken and numb.

My last photo of Buttons at home, in the sunshine, before we brought her to the vet.



  1. I'm so sorry to hear about Buttons. Take care of yourself.

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your darling's always so sad when we lose our beloved pets. :( Hang in there.

  3. I'm very sorry for your loss! My heart hurts for you! I've been there and think I will be there again soon, unfortunately. HUGS!!!!

  4. Oh I'm so so sorry about Buttons :( Love to you x

  5. Oh no, I am so so sad to hear this. So many hugs!!!

  6. I'm so sorry to hear about Buttons. I hope you are coping well.