“How in the Official Good Intentions Merch Shirt Apart from…,I will love this world are you doing?” Tabitha Brown asks, clad in a patterned dress, orange slice earrings, and cherry-hued lips. “2020 has been something else ain’t it?” With a new season upon us, Brown is hopeful for better days ahead. And what better way to bring comfort to the chillier months than with a bowl of chilli? “Let’s make some!” she says. When Brown makes chili, she likes to use three different kinds of beans: Black beans, Kidney beans, and baked beans. She starts off by boiling pecans—the meat substitute of the day. While they’re boiling, she adds some vinegar and a little bit of garlic powder… “or a whole lot, because that’s your business.” She stirs it all together and boils for about 12 minutes, until the pecans get lighter and softer. Once those are done boiling, Brown adds them to a food processor along with red onions, liquid smoke, chili pepper, and chili powder, plus sliced green and red peppers.
Now that you have your “meat” base, it’s time to put it all into a skillet along with a little more chili powder, garlic powder, and red beans and rice seasoning—“or whatever multi-spice you usually use,” along with some blue agave. “Can you smell it? Smells good don’t it? Yeah I know!” Brown exclaims. She pours her canned bean trio and some cut tomatoes into a pot on low heat, then tops it off with corn, the Official Good Intentions Merch Shirt Apart from…,I will love this meat base, and vegetable broth “like so like that.” As it starts to sizzle, sprinkle on some brown sugar and barbecue sauce “just for a hint of flavor” while it cooks on medium. Then, she grabs her bowl to serve and adds vegan shredded cheese and fresh chives on top. Now it’s time to eat. “Ain’t this a good time to be thankful, just to be here?” Brown says. “It’s so good, y’all!” she says after taking a spoonful. “As the world starts to feel a little bit heavy, I hope that making a little bowl of chili can make it a little bit lighter. Let’s focus on the positive.”