Tag Archives: comfort food

Slow-Cooker BBQ Seitan (Brisket Style)

A while back I posted a recipe for Vegan BBQ Brisket (Seitan). It was absolutely delicious, but I couldn’t resist revisiting the concept of a BBQ brisket made from seitan after I discovered how easy it is to make seitan roasts in a slow-cooker. My original recipe was prepared using the usual method of foil […]

Nutty Loaf (And Farewell to my Blender…)

The pictures I post on this blog do not always show what is really going on behind the scenes. When I was looking over the pictures for today’s recipe I found myself laughing because they look so calm and peaceful. Dinnertime on the night I made this was about as far from calm and peaceful […]

Vegan BBQ Brisket (Seitan)

BBQ always conjures the best memories for me. When I was growing up in Colorado, summertime seemed to last forever and my family had a BBQ at least a couple times a month. It usually turned into a celebration of sorts because the whole family came together and it was a great time. This is […]


Hot, creamy mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. The Irish have a very ingenious way of making this dish even better by mixing tender cooked cabbage or kale into the mashed potatoes, resulting in a dish called Colcannon. Traditional colcannon recipes are truly extravagant, featuring heavy cream and lots of butter both mixed into […]

Hearty Beefy Barley Soup

Crock-pot meals can be a real lifesaver. On the days when I think I am going to lose my mind because there is so much going on, it is very comforting to know that just a few minutes of prep in the morning can result in a hot, home-cooked meal ready for dinner with minimal […]