Serendipity defined: Pumpkin chili with beet and quinoa salad

Pumpkin chili is an obvious choice for this time of year. Pumpkins are cheap and everywhere. However, wherever there’s a short cut to be had, I’m all over that shit. So I went hunting for pumpkin puree. But even though¬†I live in the¬†amazing Land of a Million Pieces of Lego, it’s not the glorious Land…