serves 6! one 29 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained one 6 oz can tomato paste one 15 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes 32 oz vegetable stock 1 onion, chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon oregano 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into bite sized chunks 1 cup dry quinoa salt and pepper to taste avocado, cilantro for garnish (optional) Heat the oil in a large heavy soup pot over medium low heat. Add onions, and cook until soft and they start to turn brown (about 10 minutes). Add the garlic, and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the tomato paste, fire roasted tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, oregano and chicken stock and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the beans and potatoes and cook for about 5 minutes, then add the quinoa. Continue cooking for about 15 minutes – 30 minutes, stirring frequently, until quinoa and potatoes are cooked and the chili has thickened. Add a bit of water if the chili becomes too thick for your liking. Top with avocado and chopped cilantro.