October 10, 2008

This recipe scared the bejesus out of me

I don't know what it was...maybe just because I didn't know the word "cassoulet" or because I've hardly ever made biscuits before. Anyway, it doesn't matter, it came out great and was one of those perfect cold weather meals. If I do say so myself. Can't take any of the credit here – I followed the recipe from Veganomicon to a T.

I know, I know, I'm really harping on Veganomicon lately. It hasn't let me down yet! But in particular, this meal was so satisfying and indulgent tasting, it certainly didn't feel vegan. But, oh yes my friends, it was. Meat is for wussies.

I can't possibly type out the entire recipe because the directions get sort of long-winded. But it's Leek and Bean Cassoulet with Biscuits on page 172 of Veganomicon, so check it out. It basically involved cooking all the veggies and beans in a cast iron skillet on the stovetop, adding gravy and topping with easy-to-make biscuits, then baking in the oven. Way easier than I thought it would be.

What are some other awesome vegan comfort-food recipes for this time of year? I'm looking forward to Kimi's Nourishing Fall Recipe Carnival! I'm a little early posting mine but hopefully it still counts because this meal definitely just became a favorite. And points for frugality...this recipe was all potatoes and carrots. If leeks were too pricey you could do onions. And I left out the fresh thyme and it didn't seem to matter.


Ruchi said...

Hi Michelle,

I just started a blog, and I'm wondering if there's a way for me to follow your blog? Either that or I'm trying to find a way to have a link to your site on my blog. I love yours!!

(Mine is www.cookingwithruchi.blogspot.com)


Delightfully Healthy said...

That does look delicious! The weather just warmed up again here, but I'm sure it's not for long. Cassoulet, here I come!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I love these types of hearty, warm dishes. And the biscuit topping looks delicious!

Biz said...

I'd never heard of a cassoulet too until the Food Network star. That girl from Texas who always wore the dresses and had perfect hair (and was annoying as hell) made that as her signature dish - the judges said it was amazing!

I'll have to give this a try. Thanks!

Adam said...

Of course "real" cassoulet involves a variety of meats cooked over a very long period of time. But, there are a number of good vegetarian versions. I made this one from Gourmet's March issue. It was awesome.

Michelle said...

Nice, thanks for the link Adam. Are you going to have time for all this cooking once the little one arrives?

Everyone -- i accidentally deleted the photo from this post! I will get it back up soon, ooops!

Sarah said...

Yum! Looks great and is a refreshing change from a traditional cassoulet (which I do love . . . but it can be heavy!:)

And leeks are one of my favorites . . .


Cate said...

I also cannot get enough of Veganomicon!