Category Archives: Comfort Food

Consistently good lacto-ovo vegetarian comfort food recipes.

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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Gran’s Carrot Casserole

As a kid growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, I enjoyed spending one week, just before the new school year began, at my grandmother’s house in Merced. I helped Gran pick peaches off the tree in the backyard … Continue reading

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Caprese Mac and Cheese

This is a nice stovetop twist on traditional mac and cheese. The addition of grape tomatoes goes nicely with the creamy mozzarella sauce and basil. Add a little Dijon mustard and a touch of paprika and you have a mouth-watering … Continue reading

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Vegetable-Barley Soup

This is a hearty vegan soup that is as tasty as it is easy to prepare. Even better than that, barley is a wholesome, highly nutritious grain and is thought to be an excellent food choice for those concerned about … Continue reading

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Pasta with Taleggio and Pecorino Cheeses

Using good quality Italian cheeses makes all the difference in this recipe. Taleggio cheese is a semi-soft cheese made from cow’s milk. It is pungent and tangy, and

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Savory Filo-Feta Tart

This is a simple and easy-to-make version of Greek Spanakopita without spinach. Hands-on time is less than 20 minutes; bake time 50 minutes. In this version, I use extra virgin olive oil for brushing over the filo dough (healthier than … Continue reading

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