We’ve been on a crazy adventure these past few years to figure out Sam’s food allergies. We haven’t nailed it down completely, but we’ve gotten closer. For starters, he’s not gluten-intolerant after all. But it turns out he’s got some other, super random allergies. The two toughest ones to deal with have been almonds and kidney beans, both of which were pantry staples in our household.
I’ve really been feeling the loss of kidney beans this winter, because I love hearty chili on a cold day. So I decided I was going to have to come up with a new recipe. When life gives you lemons, right? Anyway, I swapped in some black beans instead of the traditional kidney beans. Added some beer (because what’s a good Portland dish without a little microbrew?). And threw in lots of spice. And the outcome? Continue reading