Vegan Chili Fries

In all things, attempt to set your mind above what’s temporary. It’s a difficult task at hand, especially for those moments that know exactly how to suck us into negativity, but it’s important to remember that most of the issues that we stress about tend to already have a solution to them. It’s just up to us to take a step back and find it. Does this mean that we will never stress out again if only we master this? No way Jose. But what does happen is the length of time you spend worrying shrinks with experience.


It’s ironic for someone like myself to be saying words such as these because if there is anyone who is prone to worry, it would be moi. However, I have been growing deeply in this department and if someone like myself can attest to the fact that yes, this does work, then I guess you can call me a walking testimony. What has been helping me is transforming my thinking that stressing out is BAD and instead I am giving myself permission to be human and stress out at times. When you start labeling things or traits that you possess/struggle with as bad or good, you do yourself a terrible disservice. You not only create animosity towards yourself anytime you “fail” but you create a divide between the person you are and who you think you “should” be.


Want to stress less? Stop judging yourself for not being where you think you “should” be and simply take a step back to breathe. Find a solution in the midst of the haze and move on. It will get easier each time you practice this.

Vegan Chili Fries
Serves: 2 servings
  • ½ recipe Easy Vegan Chili
  • 1 large russet potato, rinsed and scrubbed
  • 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. seasoned salt
Raw Sour Cream:
  • ¼ c. cashews
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • juice from 1 lemon wedge
Garnish with:
  • chopped tomatoes
  • sliced scallions (or red onion)
  • freshly sliced jalapenos (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cut potato into long, uniform slices. I like my fries on the thinner side but it's up to you how thick you cut them. Just make sure they are evenly cut because this will allow them to bake at the same rate and will decrease your chances of having some very burnt fries and some under-cooked ones.
  3. Place cut potato slices into a big bowl. Sprinkle the oil and salt over the potatoes and toss until each piece is coated. Place on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper or foil and bake for 20-25 minutes. Take a spatula and flip over after the first 12 minutes. Depending how well you like your fries (I like my crispy!) you will need to keep checking on your taters and add or subtract minutes on your cooking time.
  4. Follow the recipe for the chili while the fries are baking. Make sure the juices evaporate almost completely. Top chili over the fries.
  5. In a high-speed blender, mix all ingredients for the raw sour cream until smooth. This will not create a thick cream like typical sour cream, rather a fun, thicker drizzle to top onto your chili. Add garnishes of choice.



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  1. Rebecca Kohl says:

    I so need to make this for dinner :) Yummmy!

  2. OMG the ultimate comfort food right here. This is exactly what I need after a night out, which has become far more frequent than it should be lately 😉

    So important to not put pressure on yourself for where you “should” be right now. I’m freaking out a little bit as my next birthday comes closer so this reminder was very timely. Thank you my dear :)

  3. YUM, YUM, YUM! This post has made me hungry. :-)

  4. Beautifully said. I definitely needed to hear this – I think I stress way more than I need to, and often times over things that are within my control if only I were to take a moment to compose myself. Every time I stop over it’s like you have just the words I need to hear!

    As for the vegan chili fries… you had me at “Vegan chili fries”! Holy ingredible awesomeness, I want a big plate of these, stat! :)

  5. Hi Cara! I just found your site through IowaGirlEats Friday Faves and can’t believe I’ve been missing out on all of this greatness this whole time! I love your recipes, the look amazing and I can’t wait to try some.

  6. This looks so good :) I”ve been going completely all vegan this week with you! I forgot how good it felt.

  7. These look fabulous, I will definately be trying them soon. Thanks for the great recipe.

  8. Awesome! This looks so good. I’ve never eaten chili fries before.

  9. Now THIS is how to be vegan. These look so damn good! Love your blog.

  10. Yum! This looks absolutely delicious! Way healthier than the non-vegan version too, so I could totally eat this for dinner and feel ok about it! Brilliant recipe. Thanks so much Cara! x

  11. I want these noooooowwww!!

  12. Yum, yum, yum! I love chili fries!!


  14. Thees looks deleeeeci-o-s!! Sorry. The boys have been watching cartoons…

  15. This looks amazing!! Can’t wait to make it!


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