Category - Comfort Food

What is comfort food? Something that makes us feel safe? Something that reminds us of home? Whatever it is, comfort foods tend to be soft, warm, and easy to prepare. Potatoes, pasta, and soups feature prominently. Here are some of my favorite comfort foods.

Alfredo Sauce

A rich and creamy Italian sauce, usually served over fettucine. It’s also delectable in spinach lasagna and with ravioli.

Apple Pie

Does anything taste quite as good as warm apple pie?

Applesauce

Sure you could just buy it at the store, but homemade applesauce is one of the all-time great treats.

Avocado Soup

Chilled soups are wonderful in the summertime, and they tend to be incredibly easy to prepare. This creamy avocado soup is no exception.

Baked Garbanzo Beans

Baked garbanzo beansA quick and easy alternative to canned baked beans. Serve with veggie hot dogs for a vegan kid treat.

Baked Polenta

Baked polentaI love polenta, but I hate cooking it on the stove. Turns out there’s a ridiculously easy way to make it – in the oven!

Baked Ricotta Cheese

Baked ricottaBaked ricotta cheese with herbs makes a savory, slightly spongy cake – a very simple yet delicious appetizer.

Baked Ziti

Baked zitiPasta tubes baked with tomato sauce and mozzarella are sure to please.

Barley Soup

Tomato barley soupThis barley soup recipe from Sicily is a perfect vegan alternative to chicken soup when you’re feeling under the weather.

Béchamel Sauce

This simple white sauce goes well with flavorful vegetables like broccoli and asparagus, or in lasagne. It can easily be made vegan.

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