All posts tagged: comfort food

veggie chick’n pot pie

It was so beautiful when we woke up this morning.  Everything had a few inches of fresh, untouched snow.  Cold + January = comfort food.  I confess, this recipe isn’t low cal. I also confess that I didn’t make it tonight.  I opted for family time and spaghetti with jarred sauce!  Not that veggie pot pie takes a ton of time to make, but Wednesday nights somehow lend themselves to whatever we can make in 10 minutes or less. veggie chick’n pot pie ingredients top and bottom pie dough (you can save time and buy pre-made dough) faux chicken/turkey (I usually use the Quorn roast or any brand of the “chicken” patties) 1 large or 2 small potatoes 1 onion 1 carrot 2 stalks of celery 2 pats of margarine 1 veggie bouillon cube 1 tbsp dried or 2 tbsp fresh parsley 1 pinch of thyme (dried) or about 1 tsp fresh 1 cup of veggie broth 1 pinch of poultry seasoning 2 tbsp flour 1 can of cream of celery soup salt and pepper …

when the going gets tough, bake blueberry banana muffins

I needed some comfort food today.  It has been a really stressful few weeks and tomorrow is a big milestone in our household: first day of daycare.  I do love the daycare we found because it is very much like school, even for little guys like mine.  They have curriculum that includes music, reading, outdoor time, and of course basic motor skills taught by trained person rather than just mom and dad.  No matter how much I like the daycare, he isn’t with me and he isn’t with Chris, so it is hard now and I think it will take some getting used to.  Even with Chris home, I drive away in the morning feeling like I’m missing a limb.  With Chris back to work, we are leaving precious cargo behind in our hometown.  I know, I know – this is good for him and will reduce overall separation anxiety and will ensure he has solid social skills and all of that, but it is hard for the parents! But…I am also really lucky because …

vegan soup to combat your winter cold

Mind over matter, right?  I’ve been willing my body not to get sick.  From a healing shoulder and holidays to work travel and workload, I’ve been giving myself pep talks and vitamin C because “it wasn’t a good time to get sick.”  Even when Chris, a middle school teacher swimming in germs everyday, came home ill I managed to escape.  Ha–take that viruses.  I win and you lose.  In fact, I was just bragging about my tougher-than-nails immune system last week as I was in contact with a few colleagues at work that had minor colds. You know where this is going.  Wham!  The viruses won and I think they’ve invaded every square inch of my body.  It is the kind of cold that makes you curl up like a baby and whine.  Thankfully, Chris humored me and bought me lozenges to reduce the length of my cold and he even made fresh squeezed orange juice for me.  You read that right–fresh squeezed.  Like from real oranges. When he asked what he could make me …