We’re Getting Chili!

Brrr! It’s cold outside…

But man, it’s hot in here! Wait, where exactly?

The Dude Food Cafe, of course!

Welcome to Dude Food!


Today Whitney and I are dishing up something festively in season, heart-hugging and downright cozy! Grab your DUDELY SLIPPERS!

Turkey and White Bean Pumpkin Chili!

Pumpkin Turkey Chili

You know you’re intrigued by this #strangebutgood mishmash of NOURISHMENT, so why not check out the latest episode of DUDE FOOD!

(Of course the ladies will love this dish too!)

So here is what you need:


Whitney Holds Whole Foods Beans


Click here for directions on how to make this stew of ambrosial delight!


  • What’s in your favorite stew?
  • Which do you prefer, warm or cold meals?
  • How do you stay warm during the winter?
  • Have you ever wondered if Bears get hungry when they hibernate all winter long?
  • Do you prefer meatless or meatfilled chili recipes?
  • What are your go-to holiday meal staples?
  • Would you rather take a bath in a warm stew or a cold gazpacho? 


**If you cannot make it, don’t fret! The Live show will be taped so you can watch it later! 

Mmm Scrumptious!

Lastly: the answer to last week’s Two Truths, One Lie game = # 3, me teaching English in Africa, is false! The truths = I was a competitive/pro snowboarder and I had a colectomy! 

Featured On: Waste Not, Want Not Wednesday, Tasty Tuesdays


  1. Thank you for finally posting the answers to last week’s game. Cool on the snowboarding – I think I was wrong. Share pictures!!!

    I love cold weather food. Although my definition of cold weather is skewed living here. :-)

    • If I can find some pictures I will certainly post some!! That part of my life was PRE social media, so I have pictures SOMEWHERE – ha ha! So weird to think about PRE social media life, right?

  2. lol!!!! recipe looks awesome and i love your top!! where’s it from??

  3. Yippee – I think I got last week’s game right!!!
    And – I’m so glad that y’all said you couldn’t taste the pumpkin – I’m not a huge pumpkin fan but the recipe looks tasty – I love all kinds of chili and can’t wait to try this (probably in my crock pot cause it makes me happy!).

    • HA HA! I wish I had a PRIZE for you?! Can I offer you Zevia Coupons??!! Would you like some NuNaturals stevia drops? I feel like I need to give away something for getting my game right 😉 So you just let me know!

      And this recipe definitely requests a crock pot… And while we say, “we know you dudes don’t have one of those” what we really mean is – Yeah… We don’t have one! LOL!

  4. Super cute top and the recipe looks delicious as always! I loooove warm meals and chilis (and the thought of a bath of cold gazpacho makes me cringe!)… Just made one this weekend with 99% lean ground turkey and beans… But no pumpkin, bummer! Will have to try this next time. Thanks for the Tuesday morning laughs! And yay- I got 2 truths and a lie right!

    • 😀 Your recipe for chili sounds so close to ours, minus the DELICIOUS “secret” ingredient. Def try it next time, add a little more than the recipe calls for to get more of a pumpkin taste too –

      And the top = Lululemon!!! How funny is that! 😉

  5. Cumin is the key ingredient in chili…at least for me it is. I’ve added cocoa powder to it to before. It’s good :)

  6. I may lose my man-card, but I own a couple of crock pots! I never use them, however :-)

    Your chili sounds great!! I actually cooked my Halloween pumpkin after the holiday!

    I have both cold and hot meals, but do not eat meat.

    Some bears do not hibernate all winter as evidenced by matings between horny Grizzlies and Polar bears! Talk about walking 500 miles to be with your love!

    • OMG you just chucked your MAN CARD out the window sir! LOL! Or wait, shoudl I say MAM? lmfao!

      And yeah, I know some bears don’t hibernate… They come and attack my dogs in WY – they must think that my dogs are polar bears??? lol.

  7. Oh this looks yummy! I have to say that my favorite stew is lamb stew. Its hearty and just delicious!

  8. I wish I had more leftovers!!! Our video made me craze chili all over again.

    BTW, I would like to APOLOGIZE for talking with my mouth full. I’m sorry, I was born in a barn.

  9. No beans for me, please, but otherwise looks great!

  10. Rock the Dude Food!! And Chili? Even better!!

    Beef stew!!! :) Even better: Bison Stew!!!!
    Umm… I’m from Vermont, and live in NYC… We don’t get winter here. I’m surprised there aren’t as many palm trees in NYC as there are in LA! 😉 On a more serious note: it’s true. Getting cold is really not an issue for me. But working out and eating meat always helps!!
    Meatless? What is that word? I don’t understand…

    • I have certainly had bison and elk stews! :) So delicious. And I am going home next week so I am sure I will get more… Oh wait, no, I will be getting TURKEY – But when I go home for Christmas, then yes, yes I will be getting those stews! :)

      I DO NOT UNDERSTAND what “meatless” means either, TRUST ME!!! It’s like Chinese. LMFAO! And I hope you tune in tomorrow by the way 😉

      • Mmmm!!! Elk!!! I have got to have some of that! Unfortunately, I have yet to experience the pleasure… I’ve had plenty of venison though! I also had some reindeer that was amazing! I had 3 2-lb steaks, and I grilled it, fried it, and made stew with it. It was just absurdly delicious!
        Is there anywhere to get these amazingly awesome game-meats commercially? I can’t find them, even at any of the Farmer’s Markets…

        Of course I will be tuning in!!

        • So I have actually been ordering from North Star Bison for the past 11 years of my life. If you do, tell Mary I sent you! She’s AMAZING and so dedicated to offering up the HEALTHIEST and TASTIESt wild/game meats! Seriously, I don’t think I have ever had better bison, elk, ostrich, venison, lamb or goat!!!! At least check out her web site: http://northstarbison.com – The other thing I like is that if you order over a certain LBS you get free shipping, otherwise it’s flat rate of $15 or $25!! Not bad AT ALL!

  11. Dude food cafe- love it! I have a can of pumpkin waiting to be used. I’ll have to try a chili of some sort. Good luck with the Google hangout tomorrow!!

  12. i literally just bought turkey 2 minutes ago! i’m on it!!

  13. NOM. Look real tasty. This chili might hug the heart, but what about dessert(s) to serenade my stomachs?

  14. I’m going to try the pumpkin in place of tomato’s looks interesting. I love lamb stew, tricky to cook but really good. I also have a crock pot mainly for venison, the other lean meat. On a cold night I just add another cat to the covers, great little heat generators. To bad you cut the can of beans flying out of Whitney’s hand :)
    I got all three correct 😉 from last week.

    • First of all: YOU ROCK MY SOCKS OFF that you got last weeks game right 😉

      And I ADOREEEEEEEE venison/elk stew! My sister made me such an amazing stew a few years ago and I have craved it ever since!

      If you would like to see the Whitney bean FAIL… I can upload it 😉 I hope you tune in tomorrow for the Google Hang out because WHO KNOWS what might go WRONG… And it’s LIVE 😉

  15. I knew it! Haha. Actually I didn’t, but trusty little Google came in handy and I was able to figure it out. Funny how much stuff you can find out about someone on the internet 😉

    Chili sounds tasty! I love pumpkin chili :)

  16. I love your top as well :) The chili looks good too!

    I guessed wrong on the two truths, one lie. We’ll see if you fair better with mine :)

    • Thank You! That is a rare Lulu top unfortunately :(

      I cannot wait to see if I am right/wrong with your Two Truths/One Lie! 😉

  17. you two are too funny!! will have to show this recipe to my dude in my life 😉 maybe he will give it a try!! hugs

  18. Yummm this sounds so good! I love chili with turkey in it! I would have never thought to put PUMPKIN in chili, but I guess since we have a few weeks left of fall, I should use all the pumpkin I can. Pretty soon they’ll be covered in snow here and I’ll be snuggling by the fire with my honey for real. Except I don’t have a fire, and I don’t have a honey,so there’s that…

    • BAHHHHH HA HA HA HA AH!!!! I totally just cracked up, hysterical. But I am right there with you, NOO FIRE & NO HONEY for me either. So I will just stick with a warm bowl of chili and a movie! LOL! We can Skype each other while we eat our bowls of chili and then we won’t be alone! 😉

  19. Perfect for Tony! He is the real cook in our house…I just pretend and learn from the best…folks like you.

  20. Boo, I guessed wrong but you were very convincing! LOVE chili this time of year and love the addition of pumpkin- I am good with or without meat. Beans are a must though!

    • It’s okay, I won’t hold your wrong guess against you 😉

      I hope you try and enjoy this recipe!! The pumpkin really gives it a little something different, no tomatoes needed.

  21. I prefer all the chili recipes – meat or no meat. I’ve been wanting to make another pumpkin chili after Heather’s. And now yours too… I’m over-due like a bear for a meal during the winter.

    • Bah ha ha ha! Well then you probably are gunna JUMP ON THAT like a bear jumps on a salmon in the river during the summer 😉

  22. I totally crave stews in the colder weather. I love how it warms up the body! This is a crazy combination that looks and sounds great. I never would have thought to add pumpkin!

    • I wouldn’t have either!!! So I was so excited to try it out. If you try it, let me know what you think :) Stews are so good during this time of year!

  23. I’m trying this asap! And I think I might have guessed right about last week. I did see the pic of you snowboarding on IG so it was a little easier!

    • YAY~ do try and let me know what you think! :)

      And yes, I posted that snowboard photo to give my IG followers a hint 😉

  24. This sounds so good! My husband is a pumpkin and chili addict… I can’t wait to make this for him!

  25. Oh, yum. I love turkey chili and am looking for more ways to cook with pumpkin. I’ll be trying this soon!

  26. I have never had turkey in my chili, but for you I will def try this! Love the flavor combos!

    • Really? Never had turkey chili?!?! Well missy, you better make some of this or make some turkey chili with your left overs from next week (unless you live in Canada, then uh…… You’re not making an absurdly large turkey next Thursday, LOL)

  27. I love chili! I just made a huge batch of butternut squash chili this weekend. Chili heaven!

  28. i love the dude food, you guys are so cute!!! PS, like how you snuck the pumpkin in there

  29. Ooooh you read my mind! I was looking for a new chili recipe! LOVE IT!!

  30. Holy YUM!!! This is amazeballs!!! I love, love, love chili and this? It’s going to be awesome. I can feel it. Right now I have turkey sausage and sweet potato stew in the fridge that I made in the crockpot yesterday. It’s my absolute favorite go to winter stew!!

    Did I miss your LIE??? Tell me now!! I can’t take it anymore!!

    • OMG your stew from yesterday is SO CLOSE to this chili!!! You are going to loveeee this chili :) Let me know when you do!

      My lie was teaching English in Africa!!! I have ALWAYS wanted to go to Africa, so I am hoping that me writing it down will make it a REALITY! ha! 😉

  31. Ohhh I like the style of this video, very easy to follow..specifically for the dudes. HA! Also, YES and YUM to this chili (minus the meat of course for me.) I can’t believe that it’s almost December and I have yet to make any kinds of chili..maybe tonight!?!?! MAYBEEE TONIGHT!?!?!

  32. I love soup and chili when its cold!

    • :) ME TOO!!! But the weird thing is, I will make ICE slushies when it’s cold outside too… And then I am sooooooo cold I need to drink like 8 cups of hot soup!

  33. Soup looks delicious and interesting ingredients but sound great together! I stay warm by wearing my big fat white robe! I prefer meatless soups, but that is because I’m vegan, lol! You are too cute…love your posts, they crack me up!

    • A WHITE ROBE HUH? How do you keep it clean?!!?! I have a BIG FAT GIRAFFE print robe that keeps me nice and warm — AND A BLUE blanket, ha! 😉 And now… I have this soup! Liquid blanket? Or wait, is that alcohol????

      Hope you chow on down on this recipe and LOVEE IT – extra beans for you 😉

  34. It’s official – you’re adorable.
    PLUS, this looks downright TASTY!

  35. YUM, this sounds delicious! And since you said you couldn’t really taste the pumpkin, I’m thinking I can sneak this one by MY dude. 😉 Making it ASAP!

  36. Yummy! Love the video! <3

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  37. I love your videos!!!! Looks delish but I am a lazy cook so you will have to make it for em OR we meet at Whole Foods for Thursday $5 deal day! :) That would be fun!!!! :)

    • OMG that would be so fun!!!!!! I didn’t know that WF had a $5 Thursday deal! I know they have a 1/2 off Salad Bar on Wednesdays 😉 We need to go to a Whole Foods 1/2 way in between me and YOU! Where could that be?!

  38. Does it say something about me that the dude food videos are my favorite ones?

  39. Would anyone want to talk a bath in gazpacho? I feel like that would sting…but I wouldn’t mind a bowl of this chili!

  40. Awwww I was hoping you would have Africa pics to share!!! The pro snowboarding is rad though. Like for real. I used to “snowboard” too, which mostly involved putting the breaks on down every hill so that I wouldn’t get hurt. Hahaha, what a pussy.
    Onto this recipe… is it super pumpkin-y? I am always looking for bomb new chili recipes but my husband the weirdo hates all things pumpkin. I love it. Think I can pull this off under the radar? If I get him drunk first?

    • In the video, I mention how you cannot really taste the pumpkin so you won’t even have to get your boyfriend drunk in order to get him to eat this! 😉

      And you’re not a pussy… Snowboarding can be effing terrifying, due to the fact that SO MANY don’t know how to board yet FLY DOWN THE MOUNTAIN at 80 mph and don’t make one speed check!

  41. Woot woot!!! I was right!!!!

    I definitely need meat in my chili.

  42. I just made White Chicken Chili the other night and I love it, but this soup looks so yummy with the pumpkin! I love all these warm soups this time of year! yum.

  43. hey
    LETS MAKE IT THREE TRUTHS and run away to Africa??
    Ill bring the chili.
    NO YOU DO! :-)

  44. That looks amazing girl! I would love to try this but maybe sub out the beans for something else! I am totally a hot food kind of gal! I love warm soups and hot pumpkin pancakes YUM!

    • What about lentils? Or green beans? I am not a beans fan much myself, Whitney made me put them in there because they’re “dudely”! lol! 😉 Get creative!

      Mmmm Pumpkin Pancakes!

  45. Yes it is chili weather here even in New Mexico today. It is a stay inside day,chili sounds good

    • Where in NM are you? I am flying in on Sunday but I little nervous because I just looked at the weather and it’s supposed to snow 100%!! 😮

  46. Even though I’ll never eat turkey chili, I still watched the whole video. You both are too cute.

    I actually love chili, so I could totally veganize this recipe. I’ve never thought to use pumpkin. Great idea!

  47. lol you guys are a funny/charming pair. The chili looks delish!!

  48. Hmm, I could imagine eating this ( the vegetarian version anyway) hot OR cold. I tend to eat a lot of foods cold that aren’t even really supposed to be eaten that way, like oatmeal and minestrone soup…but then if it is really cold (and it gets SO cold here in LA, ha) I do love some hot sautéed greens from time to time…

    • This could definitely be tasty cold! I could go for some hot or cold right now actually, ha! 😉

      I find it so funny that people are so cold in LA right now! I am from Wyoming… Now THAT STATE is cold!

  49. Well first of all this is most amazing partnership of GiGi & The Dude Food Cafe, of Whitney now let move on to post. The title of of this post is “WE’RE GETTING CHILI!” Amazing,.. Seriously. I love Ingredients as well as appreciate Ingredients too. This is really wonderful & very easy explication of Chili :) Thank you GiGi EatsCelebrities.

    • No THANK YOU Sonali for stopping by! Whitney and I will be doing MANY MORE Dude Foods! Are there any recipes you would like for us to make over?

  50. This is my kinda food! Salads and light meals just won’t do when it’s freezing outside. Brr!!

  51. I’ve been enjoying some apple cider. Does the trick if you’re cold. :)

  52. Sandra Goldstein says:

    Hi Gigi, Your Turkey and White Bean Pumpkin Chili is fabulous! I love comforting food recipes coming to winter season when the only thing on earth you want to do is to sit at the sofa with a cup of something warm and yummy. It is so great that this dish is filled with protein that burns slower than carbs and will keep you warm and satisfied for longer. I am definitely going to make it. I am thinking of omitting the greek yogurt, do you think there is anything I could use instead? Like coconut mil for example? What are your thoughts?

    • This soup is PERFECT for a cozy night in!!! :)

      You could certainly use coconut milk yogurt – the greek yogurt was purely a topping – we would have used it instead of sour cream (if we had it when we were making the recipe)… Personally, I don’t even need anything, the pumpkin, turkey and beans were enough for me! :)

  53. Wow! This recipe sounds great! I don’t typically eat a lot of meat but I think I would keep the turkey in this one :)

  54. I am loving #Souperbowl2015 because I get to find unique recipes like this one. So glad you shared with us. I pinned your recipes to our Souper Bowl group board. Thanks!


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