Posts Tagged "Comfort Food"

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Walnut Thyme Pesto

Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 in Recipes | 2 comments

Roasted Butternut Soup 1

There is something deeply comforting about soup, especially when its freezing outside.  And this particular soup is like a nice bowl of liquid warmth. It has bright, beautiful, complex flavors. The walnut oil that the butternut is roasted in gives it a nutty depth. The sweetness of the butternut contrasts beautifully with the umami of the walnut thyme pesto. And while it’s already super smooth and creamy, the dollop of cashew cream just makes it a velvety delight.

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Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Walnuts, Thyme & Goji Berries

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in Recipes | 1 comment

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Walnuts, Thyme & Goji Berries

I love butternut squash. Of all of the wonderful varieties of winter squash, it is by far my favorite.  It is sweet, but not too sweet. It is firm and lovely to bite into, but is beautifully creamy. It’s just pure delight!

When I first came up with this recipe, I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to make.  I decided the starting point would be roasting my butternut with some walnut oil and thyme and then see what I’d be inspired to do.  

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Tempeh, Butternut and Sage Hand Pies

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

Tempeh, Butternut and Sage Hand Pies

I don’t know about you, but when the weather starts to get cooler I have a primal desire for comfort food. I crave anything that’s starchy or that feels rich and hearty, like bread, potatoes, pumpkin, beans, kale and tempeh (and I usually pack on a few pounds as well!)

When I woke up on Monday morning I had a vision in my head of hand pies packed with fall goodness: roasted butternut, tempeh and sage.

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Roasted Tomato Soup with Pesto

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

Roasted Tomato Soup with Pesto

Tomato soup was a household favorite when I was a kid. Usually of the canned variety, sometimes with a bit of hot milk added in. And always with some bread on the side.  This recipe takes a childhood favorite and transforms it into something that is very, very grown-up.

The flavors in this soup are just amazing. Roasted tomatoes add some richness and depth.  

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Comfort Food Pasta

Posted by on Nov 23, 2013 in Recipes | 0 comments

Comfort Food Pasta

I’ve just spent the last week with my mum in Thailand and we were reminiscing over the meals we ate when I was growing up.  With six kids finding food that we all would eat was a challenge. One of my earliest memories is sitting at the dinner table one evening with my dad while he watched me eat my peas (which I professed then that I hated, but I never had a problem eating them again ever after)!

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