This is the perfect day to make a veggie chilli. I did use canned items because let's face it sometimes you are just in a hurry. But if you notice all of the canned and boxed items are organic so that makes me fee a little better. Oh and all of those canned and boxed items are available at Costco, as well as the veggies (although they don't have them organically :( ). The tomatoes are a different brand and in smaller cans but yes they do have organic canned tomatoes.
Why don't I just buy chili mix? Because I don't like the ingredients, if you look at your label some of them will just put a lot of wheat or other filler in it and it is just as easy to make my own.
If you wanted to make it a meat chili well that's easy just cook down your meat of choice after you saute your vegetables.
You could also just add all of your ingredients into a crock pot in the morning once you have sauteed your vegetables for a fast meal when you get home!