On a cold winter’s night, nothing warms you up quicker than a hot bowl of chili. In Kretschmer’s version, lots of vegetables, wheat germ, and beans substitute for meat. Take the leftovers to work with you and warm them in the microwave for a healthy, filling meal.
Heat the oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the celery, onions, peppers, and carrots, and sauté until soft and the onions are translucent, 5 to 7 minutes.
Add the broth, sundried tomatoes, tomato paste, grape tomatoes, diced tomatoes, cannellini beans, and kidney beans. Stir to combine. Mix in the chili powder, oregano, paprika, thyme, cayenne, and salt. Cover and bring to a boil, then lower to medium heat and simmer 45 to 50 minutes uncovered. Stir in the wheat germ and remove from the heat.
Serve in bowls with cilantro and Greek yogurt if desired.