This recipe I first started playing around with over a year ago, before deciding to work on this new book. I had some scribbled notes hanging around and remembered how much I liked the addition of lentils and sweet potatoes (aka yams in Canada) in a modified chili recipe.
It was SO freaking cold last week (for Vancouver, folks) that I finished off this Sweet Potato Lentil Chili recipe. It's even better than the first few times I made it last year. The seasonings are a little different than a traditional chili, and it is a favorite new stew for me.
See in the pic, that kidney bean sitting sort of in the middle-right of the photo (show-off!), well there's a nice chunk of sweet potato underneath propping up that showy bean, and to bite into that sweet potato along with the spice of the chili is - well, incredible. Delicious. Soul-soothing on a cold winter day. Yeah, yeah, yeah, cold for Vancouver.