At the top of the comfort foods list (right next to mac ‘n’ cheese and mashed potatoes) is a dish you may have loved as a kid: pot pie. But making one usually means pulling a preservative-packed, frozen concoction from a box—not something that makes you very happy today. Here’s an alternative to letting a favorite dish live on in your memory. These mini pot pies are fresh and easy to make, filled with tasty veggies and topped with a homemade, gluten-free crust.
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It’s the ultimate comfort food. Soft, steaming macaroni submerged in a silky smooth pool of piping-hot cheese. Mmmm.
But if you’re still eating the conventional stuff (you know – the kind that comes in that familiar blue box), it’s time to get real. And by that, I mean it’s time to switch to a product made from REAL cheese!
Pot pie is one of those comfort foods that warms our bellies and bones during the cold winter months. My version is filled with nourishing sweet potatoes and black beans loaded with fiber, antioxidants and healthy protein. The cornmeal crust complements the flavors and spices perfectly, while also making this dish a crowd-pleaser, especially if you have gluten-free guests!
Don’t let bright orange mac and cheese land on your kids’ plates—that is, unless the color comes from roasted butternut squash instead of a packet of chemical powder! This creamy, comforting homemade version is made with fresh (or canned organic) squash, half and half and soft goat’s cheese—or you can substitute these ingredients for vegan-friendly ones. Make it a complete meal by adding your family’s favorite chopped veggies.
My husband was in need of a little (vegan) comfort food, but the family was heading down to the beach for the weekend. So I packed a few essential ingredients, plus my trusty slow cooker – problem solved!
Q: What is your favorite recipe to throw together on a cold, winter day?
Amy Marsh answers:
A: As winter weather gets underway, this is the best time to start cooking foods that comfort your soul as much as your muscles. One of our favorite cold-weather recipes is gumbo. This recipe is so simple and soothing that we probably make it once a week in the winter time. And with only 7 ingredients and a couple simple steps, it’s the ideal meal after a long, exhausting training day. Read more →
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