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Comfort food now the nights are drawing in

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TitaniaQueenOfTheFairies Thu 31-Oct-19 17:30:59

What are your favourite vegetarian comfort food dishes? I just made shepherdess pie, one for tomorrow and one for the freezer. Thinking macaroni cheese, baked potatoes, stew and dumplings, anything with puff pastry...

What are your favourites for this time of year?

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Grumpbum123 Thu 31-Oct-19 17:31:50

Baked Camembert with crusty bread

TitaniaQueenOfTheFairies Thu 31-Oct-19 17:33:08

Swoon smile

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MangoSalsa Thu 31-Oct-19 17:35:16

Chestnut soup

AtleastitsnotMonday Thu 31-Oct-19 18:28:24

Veggie sausage casserole
Veg and bean chilli over jackets

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Thu 31-Oct-19 18:29:38

Macaroni cheese
Chilli and tacos
Really thick veggie soup
Rice pudding (I could live on that)
Ratatouille

AutumnCrow Thu 31-Oct-19 18:35:50

Macaroni cheese definitely.

Simple things like tomato soup and crusty rolls, cheese & onion on toast.

Vegetarian pizza - mushrooms, onion, capsicum peppers and jalapenos.

Falafel in pitta bread with salad, jalapenos and yogurt.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 31-Oct-19 18:36:29

I'm currently making a veggie lasagne - perfect comfort food

Macaroni cheese or cauliflower cheese
Sausage and mash (Sainsbo's Shroomdogs are brilliant)
Jacket potatoes with leeks and cheese
Stilton and mushroom pie
Mushroom stroganoff
Veggie sausage casserole with butterbeans or lentils
Dhal
Toad in the hole
Leek and potato soup

Crumble and custard

Nigel Slater's new Autumn veggie book is rather lovely

Ricekrispie22 Thu 31-Oct-19 19:02:04

Cheddar pies www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2895666/crusty-cheddar-pies
Hot pot www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/butternut_squash_and_46813
Cheese and tomato bread and butter pudding recipes.sainsburys.co.uk/recipes/leftovers/cheese-and-tomato-bread-and-butter-pudding
Vegetable and bean crumble www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/vegetable-and-butter-bean-crumble/
Chilli bean cornbread cobbler www.sainsburysmagazine.co.uk/recipes/mains/chilli-bean-cornbread-cobbler

TitaniaQueenOfTheFairies Sat 02-Nov-19 14:37:46

Nigel and his new book are on my Christmas list.

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Lyingonthesofainthedark Sat 02-Nov-19 23:43:44

Pearl Barley risotto. Takes longer than rice but very filling.

YourVagesty Sat 02-Nov-19 23:48:28

This is good inspo. I've just found out that I'm pregnant so am very much looking forward to indulging in a tonne of comfort food this winter grin

Bring on the crumble!

YourVagesty Sat 02-Nov-19 23:50:46

Am going to add to this that I recently discovered suet dumplings. Sounds vile and old-people-y but honestly. So good in a stew.

Schwibble Sat 02-Nov-19 23:57:47

Jacket potatoes with crispy skins, with lots of butter.

Vegetable stew with sage and onion dumplings, all done in the slow cooker.

Pasta with mushroom, cheese and onion.

Veggie sausage and pear bake.

Mashed potato and peas with veggie pie or sausages.

Desserts - apple crumble and custard, cherry pie, warm chocolate sponge (the little microwave ones are good).

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 03-Nov-19 08:34:31

Schwibble - do you have a recipe for your veggie stew? I've yet to find one that I'm really happy with.

TitaniaQueenOfTheFairies Sun 03-Nov-19 08:39:31

I make veggie stew with leeks, a bag of prepped carrot and swede and some dried veg mix like thus simmered in really good stock. I add veggie sausages sometimes and / or dumplings made with veg atora. It's all about the stock.

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 03-Nov-19 09:50:32

Thank you, Titania. Do you make your own stock? I usually use Marigold.

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Sun 03-Nov-19 09:53:31

I make stock - onion, carrot, celery, pepper corns and any fresh herbs that I have knocking around. Simmer away then strain.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 03-Nov-19 10:04:09

Thanks, Prof. I am never going to be a person who makes stock though. I used to be all for such things, but now I am lazy!

AgnesNaismith Sun 03-Nov-19 10:06:08

Venison chilli
Sausage cassoulet with butter beans
Beef stew with all the veg

milliefiori Sun 03-Nov-19 10:15:23

DS is veggie and his are:
Veggie chilli - made with sofritta (celery, onion and carrot very finely diced and gently cooked until soft in olive oil with garlic, then add chopped peppers in red, orange and yellow, diced courgettes, passata, very finely minced field or chestnut mushrooms to give it depth of flavour, smoky paprika a splash of red wine, chilli powder, cumin poder and a square of 70% dark chocolate, a can each of red kidney beans and black turtle beans. (Or rose cocoa beans - I prefer the milder beans but DS like the dark ones.)

Also veggie goulash - chunks of carrot, shallot, baby mushrooms, red peppers in passata with lots of smoked paprika and garlic, put veggie dumplings on top made with vegetable suet, flour, dried thyme, nutmeg, black pepper and salt and serve with sour cream.

He also loves dal and rice with spicy sag aloo.

Gnocchi bake with either creamy cheese sauce and leeks, topped with a nut and white breadcrumb crust or tomato, basil, olives and mozzarella topped with a cheese and brown bread crumb crust.

Stuffed squash - with bron rice, chopped nuts, crunchy onions and quorn mince if you like quorn mince.

DS also loves veggie meat balls made with veggie mince, chopped walnuts, shallots, soft dried apricots, fresh sage, black pepper, breadcrumbs and beaten egg, rolled into balls and baked. Very Christmassy smell - goes well with sweet potato fries or mash and baked red cabbage.

milliefiori Sun 03-Nov-19 10:17:52

Does anyone have a really brilliant recipe for ratatouille. I've yet to make one that has that gorgeous rich depth of flavour and yet the veg still has texture.

DanceMonkeyDanceMonkey Sun 03-Nov-19 10:26:51

@RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie I use marigold and kallo.

For ratatouille, roast the veg and make the tomato sauce separately, with lots of Tom purée and red wine. I always add stock powder to tomato sauce and sugar.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 03-Nov-19 10:29:41

Thanks, Dance.

I do a weird version of ratatouille, because I don't like the normal one. I roast onions, garlic, peppers, courgettes and mushrooms with herbs and paprika, then stick a load of cherry tomatoes in it to form a vague kind of sauce.

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Sun 03-Nov-19 10:31:31

No aubergine? Sacre bleu!

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