Wicked Hot Mostly Organic Vegan Chili

So this stuff ended up like melt your face off hot. Didn’t really see that coming. In the future I’d probably chill out with the chili powder and jalapeno but it is good this way. Just a lil spicy for kids. Which is the point of this post really. I’m gonna be starting to work on recipes for the girls in a hand written journal. Or at least I’m planning on doing that. This is the first of many to come.

Ok Here’s the recipe:
2 cans of black beans
1 can of kidney beans
1 can of white kidney beans
2 huge cans of diced tomatoes
2 cans of tomato paste
Vegetable Broth
2 celery stalks
1/4 onion
2 jalapenos
1 jar fire roasted red peppers
1 palm full of chili powder
oregano, basil, salt, pepper and garlic to taste.

*corn chips and green onion garnish.

Directions
Open cans. Chop onion and celery. Rinse beans. Layer all ingredients in a crock pot (except the garnish). Stir well. and let cook on high for 6 hours.

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The Honest Company- Review

When I was pregnant with Mila I came across The Honest Co. on Facebook. I called Justin while he was at work supers stoked “BABE! SERIOUSLY! FAMILY FRIENDLY! ECO FRIENDLY! AND THERE ARE SKULLS ON THE DIAPERS! and If I’m not mistaken they deliver for free?” I kept having to re-read how it worked cause it was a little confusing. Did you pay for a years supply up front? what do you do if you run out of diapers? How do they know how many a months worth is? But I ordered the free trial and then was like. “Ok, so the soap smells like oranges and there are skulls on the diapers. cool.” but I still wasn’t completely sold. So I called and spoke to a customer service rep and got a ton of the answers I was looking for. Still get the sample sizes, the are awesome for the diaper bag.
For starters I was able to sign up for my first month right then (it was 3 months before Mila was born) Get that first shipment so I could organize them in the nursery and have them ready for her. But then she postponed my second shipment until 1 month after my due date.
The diaper bundle comes with 6 packs of diapers and 4 packs of wipes. Early on this lasted us 5 weeks. After the first few months it lasts us 6 weeks. You can adjust your bundle to ship whenever you want. We haven’t ever come close to running out too soon.
They have plenty of information about cost. and comparing them to other brands. I often see it compared by diaper or by week but I think that’s just confusing.

  •  6 packs of diapers and 4 packs of wipes that are store brand costs $46-$50
  •  6 packs of major brand (Pampers, Huggies, Etc.) diapers and 4 packs of wipes is $60-$70
  • 6 packs of Honest Co. Diapers and 4 packs of wipes is $80

That’s the bottom line. You will probably spend about $20 more a months. that’s like $5 a week. Or a latte. For non toxic, family friendly, eco friendly diapers that are gentle and fragrance free? Its worth $5 a week to us.

Now I will say the diapers are not as plush as pampers. Especially the pampers swaddlers that make me remember sweet newborn Lucy and make my heart burst. But even though they aren’t as soft, they work. We have only had a handful of “blow outs” in Mila’s 9 months of life so far.
The wipes suck. I’ll admit it. They stick together. It should be an Olympic event trying to get out just one wipe. But they are paraben free, biodegradable, hypoallergenic and have never irritated Mila’s very sensitive skin like even the store brand ones that are for sensitive skin have.
Also they are cute. And diapering sucks. I’ve considered clothe just because I love fluffy baby bums with plaid prints or the galaxy ones! The galaxy ones almost sold me. But now even those of us who have opted for disposable can pick out charming prints like leopard print or strawberries or hippos.

Of the family bundle items we have tried many but not all. They come out with new stuff faster then we can update our bundle choices. We always get the Multi Surface Cleaner and Laundry Detergent. We love the hand sanitizer! It could be our favorite of all the products. The massage oil smells yummy, is great for baby massage time. We use the sunscreen and the tangle spray. Lots of their products smell citrus fresh. Which is common in the eco friendly products since its a great natural fragrance option.  The hand soap smells like lemongrass and is very crisp and androgynous. The baby soap is nothing special but it works. We have never not liked what we picked out for our family bundle.

The diapers I love though. I am excited about this option. I love not having to have a baby showers worth of gifted diapers in all different sizes stuffed in a closet somewhere. I love that you can pick up to 6 different fun prints. And I love that it takes away a huge chunk of the guilt I have for not cloth diapering.
honest co review