Well, it's not a tradition, but I made vegetarian chili for dinner tonight. I soaked the beans last night, then boiled them today. I had a bit of TVP (textured vegetable protein) in the pantry and used that as well, soaking it with added spices (a special blend I make plus a few extras for spiciness) and sautéed it to a light brownish color. It looks a bit like ground meat when sauteed, but I don't want it to taste like meat even though it is sold as a meat substitute.
For lunch, I used some of the sautéed tvp to make myself a vegetarian taco with olives, avocado, onions, peppers, lettuce, sour cream and cheddar in a soft flour tortilla. I'd usually add fresh tomatoes too, but didn't have any on hand. I love homemade tacos. Usually I fry the tortillas because I like the soft crispy greasiness of a freshly fried tortilla, but today I went au naturel.
When my husband got home, I was still pouring the gradient soap, but dinner was already made so once I finished and cleaned up a bit, we ate the chili. It's pretty good and we each had second helpings.