My daughter recently not only got her braces tightened, but had rubber bands added to connect her top and bottom teeth. BOY, was her mouth sore—much more than a normal tightening, she said. So on our tour of soft foods (including plenty of smoothies, applesauce, and soup), I made a slow cooker version of the vegetarian chili from my first cookbook that she loves and even pureed it for her with a little sour cream mixed in. It worked like a charm, so I thought I’d share this version with you as well. Enjoy!