Treat yourself with a chili sin carne and some cookies! – Everyone’s kitchen #6

Two months already that we have started Everyone’s kitchen from home!

It is always amazing to see that one recipe lead to different preparations: More vegetables, less salt, more spices… And this recipe become your own! Even if we can’t get together for now, we are delighted to share with you those creations!

Thank you to Duncan, Fiona G, Fiona M, Frances, Ian, Marnie, Marta and Ula for your pictures, kind words and cheerfulness!

This week was:

Chili sin carne serve with rice


Chili sin carne

Marnie (top) added many vegetables and Fiona (right) had some spare “plant-based” meat

Ingredients x2 (Cost per serving £1.2 – Lidl)

  • 1 tin kidney beans, drained
  • 1 tin chopped tomato
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh coriander/parsley
  • Optional: feta, chili flakes
  • Serve with rice


  • Heat the oil in a large pan and add the onion and garlic, on medium heat, cook for 5 minutes with the spices (coriander, paprika, cumin).
  • Add the kidney beans and chopped tomato tin. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Simmer for 15 minutes. Once ready, add fresh parsley or coriander.
  • Serve with rice.


Ingredient (Total cost – Lidl – £1.00)

  • 160 g plain flour
  • 50 g sugar
  • 65 g vegetable oil
  • 7 – 8 cl milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • Option: chocolate chips, vanilla essence, cinnamon powder


  • Heat oven at 180°C.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Mix.
  • Add the milk and the oil. Combine everything with your fingers. If too dry add a bit of milk, to runny add a bit of flour. Option: incorporate any powder or essence if you like.
  • Make about 6 balls and place on a baking tray with cooking parchment paper. Flatten the balls just a bit with your hand
  • Break your chocolate in small piece and place on top (or inside, or both!)
  • Bake for 10-12 min. When they are golden on the side, it is ready.

Published by Nadegegrows

Garden Assistant/Tend and Share project worker

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