Weekend Cook and Tell Round Up: Late-Winter Comfort Foods


Creamy Vegan Rice Pudding. [Photograph: Cantaloupe Alone]

Last week for our Weekend Cook and Tell challenge we asked what kinds of comforting foods are helping you cope with the late-winter blues. Late February might be gloomy, but all of your kitchens appear to be warm and cozy places, cooking up plenty of feel-good meals.

As far as desserts go, creamy rice pudding is always a comforting classic. Cantaloupe Alone whipped up a vegan version using brown rice, tofu, and rice milk.

The weather might be sunny and mild in L.A. but that doesn't stop leebo from making warming batches of Guniess Beef Stew and Irish Soda Bread.

MadelynRodriguez chose a Valentine's Day meal to break out the ultimate fancy comfort food, White Truffle Mac and Cheese.

When the weather gets cold, eggy breakfasty dishes like this Polenta, Spinach, and Black Bean Strata are what Onepot craves.


Lentil Sambar. [Photograph: chitra]

Childhood flavors are chitra's comfort food of choice. This Sambar with Lentils, a recipe from chitra's mom is about as comforting as can be.

katieelby is making sure her kitchen stays warm with bowls of mole chili and plenty of baked goods including these adorable carrot shortbreads.

Snow isn't keeping newRDcook at home. She took a trip out to Pennsylvania farm country in search of cooking inspiration. Take a look at her adventure over on Cold Cereal and Toast.

everybodyever cooked up a stick-to-your-ribs Polish feast including bigos, pierogi, kasha, cucumber salad, red cabbage and red onion slaw, homemade berry-infused kompot, and lots of beer.

DessertByCandy came at comfort food from two different angles: the first was Baked Goat Cheese Salad and the second was a more traditional take on the Southern classics Beans and Cornbread.

For TheExperimentalGourmand, nothing says comfort like a steaming bowl of homemade soup. The heat from this Southwestern Chicken Tortilla Soup not only warms but soothes a scratchy throat.

In the winter months avaryne is also a fan of meals of the spoonable sort, such as Smitten Kitchen's Mushroom Bourguignon and Turkey Neck Gumbo from our column The Nasty Bits.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to share comforting and warming recipes for this week's Weekend Cook and Tell. Be sure to head over to Talk and read about next week's challenge: Gadget Assisted Gastronomy.