Posts tagged comfort food
Meat and Veggie Lasagna

Making lasagna is a labour of love. It’s time consuming but the end result is well worth it. Plus this feeds a small crowd! This recipe will yield extra meat sauce, which you will be able to freeze and serve over pasta for a quick weeknight meal whenever you are running low on time. I tried to sneak in some extra vegetables in this recipe to make up for the overload of cheese… as if it makes a difference.

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Pretzel Wrapped Hot Dogs with Everything Bagel Spice and Cheesy Mustard Dipping Sauce

Hot dogs are my guilty pleasure. I am fully aware that they are made of hoofs and snouts and whatever other grossness and ground up into a delicious edible phallus looking object and I don’t care. So let’s celebrate that. Plus I made pretzels and topped them with everything bagel spice (the BEST kind of bagel) to really get into it. On top of all of that I decided to dip it into a cheese and mustard sauce.

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Portobello & Yam Shepard's Pie

This is a classic comfort food turned extra healthy. I baked these on Portobello mushrooms for an extra serving of vegetables. I used purple yams (but you could use regular yams) on top instead of the usual mashed potato topping, and omitted the dairy altogether. These are hearty and a great meal for a cold fall evening and are also gluten free.

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Tuscan Ragu

The secret to this recipe is time. When you first add in all of the liquid ingredients it seems like your are making a soup, but once it simmers for 2 hours all of the flavours combine to make a rich and hearty meat sauce. This also makes a great freezer meal. Freeze the meat sauce in individual portions (or enough for 2 people), for a quick & easy weeknight meal.

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