Monday night chilli

Hey peeps,

How are we all doing?

At the moment I am very much enjoying our Monday night dinners. Andy has been making sweet potato chilli (based on this recipe)- he makes a big batch one week which we then freeze and have for the next few weeks which make for super easy dinners.

Yesterday I had mine with some spinach and an avocado- so tasty and filling. I had just been on a run (4.3 miles- gradually making my after work runs a little longer) and it was cold outside so this was just the ticket.

Last week I made some peanut butter brownies- they went down very well with Andy’s family so here is the recipe:


100g butter/ spread

160g caster sugar

30g dark brown sugar

125g dark chocolate

1 tbs golden syrup

2 free range eggs

100g plain flour

2 tbs cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking powder

2 tbs peanut butter


Easy! Put the butter, sugars, syrup and chocolate in a large pan and heat gently- keep stirring until they melt. Leave to cool for a little.

Preheat the oven to 170C and line a brownie pan with baking paper.

Stir in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder, and then finally the eggs. It will be quite runny.

Pour into the pan and then spoon over the peanut butter. Feather with a knife so it swirls about a bit. Yes that is a technical term.

Bake for around 20 minutes, depending on how gooey you like them. I check that there is a little wobble in the centre, as they will firm up as they cool (the chocolate will solidify).

Slice once cool.

Optional icing:

Melt together 2 tbs peanut butter and 80g white chocolate (I did it in the microwave). Drizzle over the top. You could do this with dark chocolate for proper chocolate hit but I wanted the colour of the icing to show up, hence the white.

Mmmm, slice into many many slices. This made 28 very rich and delicious brownies.

I had plenty of the icing left, so decided to make pb cups with it, of course. I chilled it in the fridge so I could spoon it into the cups more easily.

Melt some white chocolate in the microwave, spoon into paper cups, fill with a little tsp of the pb mix, and then top. I also found these super cute hearts (from Dr Oetker) so added them to the top of each one.

Yes the white chocolate heart does not show up that well on the white chocolate cup. But they taste pretty addictive- not something to make all the time! You have been warned…

On Sunday evening I did some yoga and it made me feel so much better after. It does have some challenging moves in there, but also some of the stretches just feel so good, almost like a massage from the inside if that makes sense? I must remember to keep up the habit.

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19 thoughts on “Monday night chilli”

  1. I went through a phase a couple of years ago of making brownies all the time, but I’ve never thought about making them with peanut butter in. Or making icing out of PB and white chocolate. This I must try!
    I’ve also bookmarked the chilli recipe. I love sweet potatoes.

    1. Pb and brownies are such a good combo 🙂 Hope you like the chilli too- I think its even better defrosted as the flavours seem to develop more.

  2. It’s meals like your sweet potato chilli that make me wish I could handle spicy food!

    I really need to do some yoga…I’ve been totally neglecting it recently :/


    1. He does not add much spice in there at all- when he first made it he put in 3 chillis but I could not eat it because it was so strong! Now he adds tabasco to his portion 🙂

  3. I love Jamie Oliver’s recipes and that chilli looks good. I need to do a veggie chilli sometime I think. I always use meat but sweet potato and beans would be lovely.
    I admire your baking abilities so much. You seem to whip up all these amazing cakes and sweet treats so easily! For me it’s such a palaver and faff and they usually fail. I suppose it takes some practice and patience…

    1. I think cooking is worse than baking- in baking there is no peeling or chopping or whatever, just bung it in a bowl or pan 🙂

  4. I love the idea of sweet potato chilli! I am off for a gander at the recipe now. It has been a long time since I have used sweet potato for anything.

    If the weather keeps up like it is, then I think my weekend may involve brownie making – thank you for posting the recipe! Looks all round amazing!

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