Not Your Mom's Meatball Stroganoff
As a kid, this was one of my favorite meals! My siblings and I always requested "white meatballs" for dinner. My mom, a single parent with 4 kids, had little time for elaborate meals. She made this with a can of Campbell's cream of mushroom soup, ground beef and egg noodles. In my mind, it was the fanciest dinner and it always delicious! Because we moved around a lot when we where kids, this meal represents comfort, family and home. I hope you enjoy the vegan version we have here for you. It's fancier than the one of my youth but still hits all the comfort buttons.
Monk's Meats Chili
Seized by the craving for something hearty and body warming, I needed a quick recipe for chili. Starting from this 30-minute-chili I found on the internet, I made a few (vegan) substitution- more beans, replaced the beef with our Chipotle Monk’s Meats, added carrots and cashews. It needed more time to simmer, but it was an all together satisfying stew!
TOFU & RICE SOUP
After a busy week, this Tofu and Rice soup was perfect on a gloomy Sunday. Chilly, wet weather always makes us crave soups and there's just something nice about a one pot meal - the clean up, for one, is a breeze. This is a simple soup with only a few ingredients that reminded us of the childhood comfort of chicken soup and rice. The "secret ingredient" here is turmeric. Turmeric is a spice common in Indian and South Asia cuisines. It is reported to have many health benefits and gives the soup a beautiful yellow hue. You don't need a lot because it packs a punch! We used a simple kombu broth for this soup, but your favorite veggie stock will work great. Enjoy with a warmed hunk of bread.