Almost Vegetarian Chili

~ Shopping List ~ 2 tablespoons olive oil 1.5 cups chopped onion 2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 cups diced sweet red pepper 2 easpoons minced jalapeno pepper 2.5 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/8 teaspoon dried basil 1 can (28 oz) whole tomatoes 1 cup stock (vegetable or defatted chicken) 1/2 cup mild or medium salsa (homemade is preferable, but pre-made will work in a crunch) 1 can (19 oz) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1.5 cups corn (fresh or rinsed canned) Optional chicken (cooked and shredded) cheese ~ What to do ~ Heat the oil in a large, heavy sauscepan over medium-high heat.  Add the onions and garlic.  Sauté 3-4 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally.  Stir in…