Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Vegan Comfort Food


You know you're a tree-lovin' hippie when your idea of comfort food is not mashed potatoes with loads of gravy but quinoa with stir-fried greens and garlic, some tamari roasted chickpeas and miso tahini sauce. Now that's good stuff! I finally got around to making the chickpeas from Eat, Drink and Be Vegan and they certainly did not disappoint! Today I discovered they are awesome on salad too!


Yesterday, I made the nearly-instant Thai coconut corn soup from Vegan Express. To be honest, I thought it was just okay until I had a bowl for breakfast this morning. I think by today, the flavors had really meshed together and it was simply delicious!

8 comments:

Jesser said...

I've heard such good things about roasted Chickpeas, but I haven't tried them out yet! I will have to do so soon. All looks yummy! You have to try the chili lime tofu from VeganYumYum! It seriously rocks. Carnivorous hubby asked for SECONDS.

jessy said...

quinoa, greens, garlic & chick peas sound like the most heavenly combination, and one i'll have to try! it all looks so delicious!

Jennifer (of Veg*n Cooking) said...

Tamari chickpeas sound perfect to me! And while I do like mashed potatoes, I prefer spicy, more Mexican oriented food as my comfort food. That our some spicy Asian meal.

I really need to get that cookbook, seriously, those chickpeas look fantastic.

Alice (in Veganland) said...

mmm, I don't know... I just ate mashed potatoes for dinner as a comfort food! It depends on the mood, I guess, sometime I have other healthier comfort meals...
I'll have to try to roast chick peas when it stops being horribly hot!

thedesertlife said...

I thought that soup was very good but I also thought it needed more spice. Next time I'll add a bunch more curry paste. Otherwise, I loved the taste!

ANDREA said...

You should start a local vegan cooking show!

Avery Yale Kamila said...

That's so funny about the comfort foods--I'm the same way! Give me chickpeas or brown rice any day over mashed potatoes and gravy.

Bianca said...

I love roasted chickpeas. The perfect snack food. I should really try them with quinoa and greens though. It sounds heavenly. Guess that makes me a hippie too...