As a friend of mine says, "chili is one of those things that you can add to/take away from and still have one good meal." That being said, use this as a base recipe and have fun changing up the veggies and cleaning out your fridge and pantry! My friend got this recipe from Dr. Schmittmann, the smartest woman she knows who actually has her PhD in theortical physics. This dish can stand on it's own, but you may enjoy serving with a baked potato or cornbread. A funny story about this recipe is the first time I made it for my husband he said, "I thought you told me this was vegetarian." Even after I told him it was, he still insisted there was meat in it. My friend and I got a big kick out of that!