January 2021 E-Newsletter



President-Elect Biden’s younger German Shepherd, Major, will be the first shelter dog at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Adopted from the Delaware Humane Association three years ago, Major joins 12-year old Champ,another German Shephard, as the "First Dogs". 



  • 12 oz. Impossible Burger Ground (also can use TVP, Quinoa or Sweet Potato)
  • Bell Pepper diced (can add spicy peppers as well Jalapeno, Poblano, Serrano)
  • Medium onion diced
  • 2 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • 1 – 2 minced garlic cloves
  • ¼ Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Cacao powder
  • 32 oz of Crushed Tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Black Beans (2 cans, drained and rinsed)
  • Vegetable Broth as needed
  • Olive oil to sauté
  • Cilantro leaves


Heat 2 Tbsp of oil in a large heavy Dutch oven.Crumble Impossible Burger Ground and onion into pan to brown. Once browned, remove from pot and place to the side. Return pot to burner and sauté onions, bell pepper (and others, if using) until the vegetables are soft, 4 to 6 minutes. Add Impossible Burger Ground back to pot.

.Add the garlic, chili powder, cumin and cook until the spices are fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.

Stir in crushed tomatoes and 2 cups of vegetable broth. Bring to a simmer, lower heat so that the chili gently bubbles, and cook for about 20 minutes, adding the cacao powder and more broth if the chili gets too thick.

Add beans and cook until thickened, about 10 minutes longer. Add any soft vegetables (eg. zucchini) you like to your chili and cook for 5 minutes. Add additional broth to desired consistency if needed. Cook until the zucchini is softened but not mushy, about 10 minutes, then stir in the cilantro leaves, correct the seasoning with salt and cayenne, and remove from the heat.

Serve over rice or with tortilla chips and enjoy!