Archive for the 'Comfort Food' Category

Aug 06 2013

Chickpea Burger with Heirloom Tomatoes

Leftover Makeover: Who says leftovers are predictable? A few nights ago I prepared roasted chickpeas and a special jalepeno-cilantro spinach bulgar for a burrito dinner and had plenty of chickpeas and bulgar left over. The next evening I prepared corn stew over polenta and had a ton of polenta left over. I could just serve […]

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Aug 03 2013

Corn Stew over Creamy Polenta

Published by under Comfort Food,Stew,Vegan,Vegetarian

Be Corny! Summer in the Midwest means lots of sweet corn. Inspired by the lovely yellow cob, I created this stew recipe to embrace the flavor of these delicious golden kernels. Serve it over polenta and its double the corn power! Corn Stew over Creamy Polenta Recipe Ingredients: 1 cup coarse cornmeal 4 1/2 cups […]

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Aug 02 2013

Coconut Cocoa Cashew Cookies

Published by under Comfort Food,Cookies,Vegan

A Quick Sweet Treat Vegan Organic Coconut Cocoa Cashew Cookies Some of life’s greatest discoveries happened by accident even in the culinary world. Chocolate chip cookies were an accident when the owner of the original Toll House Company ran out of baker’s chocolate for her chocolate cookies so she used broken pieces inside the dough. […]

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Jul 04 2013

Vegan Pho with Grilled Eggplant and Mushrooms

Happy Pho of July! This Fourth of July celebrate your patriotism with a bowl of a soon-to-be American classic. Living in Chicago, a quintessential melting pot, I’ve tried a wide variety of international cuisine in very intimate, authentic, and mom & pop style eateries. Whether it’s pot-stickers, samosas, baba ghanoush, or pierogies, what was ten […]

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Jun 28 2013

Lentil Burger with Home Fries

Comfort Classic without the Guilt For the last few months, I’ve challenged myself to take classic comfort foods and adapt them to my newly acquired meat-free diet. Nothing says comfort to me like burger and fries, and because the veggie burgers out there are not necessarily heart-healthy with the excessive sodium, I experimented with the […]

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Jul 26 2012

Roasted Chicken Adobo Tacos with Garlic and Herbed Sweet Potatoes

Published by under Comfort Food,Mexican,Poultry

Taco Night Growing up, I’d come home from fence-hopping, bike-riding, hide-n-seek, or tag and feel welcomed by the scent of cumin, coriander, and chilies all simmering away with ground beef. Instantly, I knew it was Taco Night. The intoxicating aromas of the sautéed onions and garlic would perfume our home and permeate my soul. Tacos […]

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