Thursday, December 20, 2007

Old-Fashioned Comfort Food (no blizzards inside!)

Good old spinach 'sagna... it could have used a bunch more sauce, but I like my 'sagna juicy enough to squish. Marinara lack is all part and parcel of making vegan food from a communal larder - my mom lives with 3 other people so I have to be aware of supplies - but it went over well with the roommates and I'm so using almesan as a topper again! No more lame-o breadcrumbs. Also, I came home today to hear that the german meat-lover had finished up the leftovers, so huzzah and score-point for tofu ricotta!!

Chipotle butternut chili. I'd been craving chili forevers, so I made a ton and I was really happy I did. There was cornbread to go with it, but got snarfed up before a picture was taken (oh, I loves me cornbread... so simple and grainy and sweetly good... mmm)

And tonight some simple dhal, after a looooooooong day of shopping for christmas candies. Okay, so it's fun to buy sweets for sweethearts, but after eating a food court so-called "Veggie Delite" sub sandwich** of Incredible Blandness I needed immediate protein-ified spicy remedying after getting home. Serves me for even entering a mall. ¬_¬ (the dhal was good medicine)

**no relation whatsoever to Veggie Delight!

11 comments:

vegetalion said...

does your butternut chili have tomatoes in it? I've heard some people use squash to replace tomato, but I have never seen said recipes...

Vegan_Noodle said...

Oh that chili looks so tasty. I just love butternut squash in my chili!! Looks like your lasagna was quite a hit! I'll have to give almesan a try, sounds delish.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I've never tried butternut squash in chili, but I absolutely love butternut squash, so now I think I'll have to try it!

VeggieGirl said...

lasagna, chili, dahl = the epitome of comfort foods. looks absolutely delicious!!

Ruby Red Vegan said...

these are three great dishes to battle this winter's cold weather! i have yet to try vegan lasagna, but from the sounds of it, you must make it good if you got a meat-lover to scarf down tofu! score for you. (it looks muy yummy.) i agree, cornbread is fabulous - and what could go better with it than a chili with butternut squash? how creative and delicious-sounding!

poor you for having to endure a food court sandwich! what we need is a healthy, nationwide, all-vegan fast food chain.

aTxVegn said...

Three perfect comfort food meals - yum!

Liz² said...

vegetalion - yeah, the chili has tomatoes in it, but also a good bunch of roasted squash (a lot of squash). I can see where people might use it to replace toms, though - it basically 'stewified' (for lack of a better word) into exact chili consistency.

rubyred - yes! a national vegan chain, or gosh, even something hardcore vegetarian would be so refreshing. I looked around and basically saw a lot of burger places and a lot of places that use fish sauce. :/

textual bulldog said...

i looove butternut squash chili! all your foods look yum. :)

bazu said...

Oooh, I'm just catching up with blogs and all your food looks so delicious!

stonielove said...

they all look perfect for the winter! yum!

Ashasarala said...

I'm in love with lasagna. And I haven't had chili in waaaaaay too long. I'm inspired to make some. 'Tis the season, after all.