YOU’LL feel the benefits of being a vegan in as little as 10 days — and it requires very little sacrifice.
In a large stew pot place the tomatoes, red bell peppers, onion, garlic, oregano, and cumin, and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes (the juices from the onion and tomatoes will be enough to keep the sauce from burning).
Remove from the heat and let cool for 10 to 15 minutes. In a blender in batches or using a hand blender, blend the sauce until smooth. Return to the pot.
Add the black beans, celery, green bell pepper, corn, kale, cilantro, lemon juice, paprika, chili powder, salt to taste, and two cups water to the pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the greens are tender and the chili thickens, 10 to 15 minutes.
Serve hot over steamed grains or with warm tortillas.
Cool the soup completely and transfer to an airtight container. Store in the fridge for four to five days or in the freezer for up to one month.