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Low Income Vegan Extraordinaire: Odds and Ends

Part of being low income in general is finding ways to have enough food to cover all your meals for yourself and your family. Today’s recipe is on the lean side, for when money just isn’t there and you only have the little odds and ends in your fridge. This…

Low Income Vegan Extraordinaire (LIVE): Lentil Hash

Low Income Vegan Extraordinaire (LIVE): Lentil Hash

For this week’s installment of LIVE, we bring out lentils. Supermarkets often have lentils on sale. My own supermarket had the 12 oz bag on sale for .99. Of course prices will vary among regions, but they are still a generally affordable legume, and one that packs up the nutrition…

Saturday Distribution: We Can Do It!

Saturday Distribution: We Can Do It!

Last Saturday we began our distribution in the trains. Thanks to our lovely Veganteers, we were able to load all our chili on the subway and take it to Tompkins Square Park for our weekly distribution of vegan chili. This can be quite a production, as the stop is not…

Low Income Vegan Extraordinaire: Loaded Sweet Potato

Low Income Vegan Extraordinaire: Loaded Sweet Potato

Loaded Sweet Potato For this week’s installment of LOW INCOME VEGAN EXTRAORDINAIRE we will be cooking sweet potatoes! Sweet potatoes are really good for you. They are also filling and delicious!

Saturday Distribution: Birthday Musings

Saturday Distribution: Birthday Musings

Last weekend was my birthday weekend, I turned 35 on Sunday. I asked my close friends and family to make a donation to Chilis on Wheels instead of gifts. Aside from being in a minimalist kick (I have donated most of my belongings except for my kitchen tools), there is…

Saturday Distribution: Help us ensure Maria’s weekly meal

The last two weeks were tough, empty and draining weeks. But since writing the last post, many people have come forward offering kind words of encouragement, advice, and inspiration, and sometimes that is all it takes to redirect our efforts and fill our hearts. I concentrated on self-care and made…

Saturday Distribution: Fourth of July

Every week I go to three different stores to buy the ingredients for the chili, chasing the sales. Every week I start soaking the beans on Friday mornings, and stay up til midnight making 100-200 chili. Every Saturday morning I wake up early to pack that chili into individual bowls…

Saturday Distributions: Thank you!

Last weekend we dished out compassion in NYC, Denver, and San Diego! We want to thank Kelsey Smith for donating a pot to the San Diego Chapter. Jimbo’s Natural Grocery for an in-kind donation of ingredients used for two distributions. Ruth Allison for a generous donation to Chilis on Wheels.…

Saturday Distributions: East Coast/West Coast

Last weekend Chilis on Wheels was busy distributing vegan chili to the homeless and the community in both coasts. Portland, San Diego, and New York City all had distributions. Denver and Puerto Rico are scheduled for this weekend, so stay tuned! Here are some stories, and pictures! Portland: On Sunday,…

Saturday Distribution: Why Do People Still Hate

The highlight of last Saturday’s Distribution was without a doubt, the poetry of Esi Grant. Esi just got out of the hospital, she had not been outside in four or five days, but her joy infected everyone around her. She was kind enough to share two of her poems with us.…