October 10, 2008
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.