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.
Although I’ve seen menus with various kinds of fruit blintzes listed, for me cheese blintzes are the only option. The creamy cheese filling complements the warm crêpe so nicely, I can’t imagine filling it with anything else.
Chop suey, despite its Chinese name, is actually an American recipe, normally made with a mix of meat, vegetables, and bean sprouts. This vegan version uses tofu, bok choy, and spinach, to great effect.
Simply cooking rice in coconut milk instead of water adds a whole new dimension of flavor. Since coconut is a tropical fruit, coconut rice is traditional to southern Indian, southeast Asian, and Latin American cuisines.