Category Archives: Comfort Food

Consistently good lacto-ovo vegetarian comfort food recipes.

North African Tagine

A tagine is a conical earthenware pot used for slow cooking. Tagine is also the North African stew prepared in the tagine pot. Historically, the nomads in North Africa used these pots as portable ovens, allowing them to prepare food … Continue reading

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Mushroom Goulash

The origins of goulash have been traced to the 9th century, to stews eaten by Magyar (Hungarian) shepherds. Before setting out with their flocks, the shepherds prepared a portable stock of food by slowly cooking cut-up meats with onions and other … Continue reading

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Hearty Breakfast Sandwich

How do you make hearty breakfast sandwiches? Start with rich, cheesy Welsh Rabbit on perfectly toasted English muffins; then add a fried egg, a slice of ripe tomato, and some fresh spinach. That’s how you do it!

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Ravioli-Rosemary Soup

This is a simple soup recipe born one cold day shortly after the Thomas fire. I call it my “healing soup.”

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Beefless Stew with Sofrito (slow cooker)

Aromatic and savory, sofrito is a condiment, a sauce, and a base for many Caribbean dishes from countries such as Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Cuba. In short, it is versatile. And it is flavorful. Super flavorful. Sofrito is a condiment, … Continue reading

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Easy Chik’n-Salsa Skillet

  Easy and quick to prepare, this recipe goes from skillet to table in under 30 minutes and it won’t heat your home on a hot summer day. Add your favorite jar of salsa and BAM! Good eatin’ for sure. … Continue reading

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Lasagna Puttanesca with Eggplant

A friend asked me the other day about the origin of lasagna. I told her I didn’t know so we looked it up online.  Here is the history of lasagna from Jamie Oliver’s blog:

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