Monday, October 12, 2009

Penne and Kale Salad

The Chef: Abby

The Menu: Whole Wheat Penne with San Marzano Tomatoes, courtesy of The Conscious Cook. This flavorful sauce starred sautéed onions and fennel, Swiss chard, Manzanilla olives, tomatoes, and the perfect blend of herbs and spices. The fragrant vegetable-filled sauce topped off a healthy serving of penne, garnished with fresh parsley. Our favorite, the always-delicious kale salad, made a guest appearance with ripe cherry tomatoes and a squeeze of lemon.

The Goods: There’s nothing quite like a hearty serving of pasta to warm up an overcast Monday. Lunch proved to be the perfect midday pick-me-up, and the perfect way to kick-start cookbook week here at Café VegNews! All week long we’ll be giving away copies of The Conscious Cook, the brand-new book from renowned vegan chef Tal Ronnen. For a chance to win today’s copy, tell us in the comments: What’s your favorite comfort food on a brisk, fall day?

53 comments:

Fat Bottom Bakery said...

Vegan shepherd's pie! Or some sort of thick soup, like corn chowder, mmm.

Lori said...

Roasted butternut squash!

becka said...

Ooh, yum. What a fantastic giveaway! My favourite comfort food is potato leek soup and homemade biscuits. Or vegan mac 'n cheese!

CB said...

Chowder!

Fayinagirl (means Free One) said...

Three Sisters Stew. Rich and hearty...warms one right down to the toes. =)

N Therese said...

Vegan apple crisp! Yum.

Kathy said...

I just made some apple butter, so right now I'm thinking biscuits hot out of the oven slathered with apple butter. Yummy!

TracyP said...

A warm and spicy curry!

Lisa said...

Carrot-ginger soup with couscous, kale, broccoli, and chipotle powder. I'm all cozy just thinking about it!

Gina said...

Ohh...think my choice would have to be some meatless vegan chili extra spicy!

Krista said...

A nice hot vegan creamy soup. Potato leek is a good one.

Scott said...

Mashed potatoes. And if I'm really feeling needy for comfort food, I stir in some corn and sprinkle some veggie parmesan on top. Call me crazy, but my wife and I both love it!

Cyn said...

Vegan mac n' cheez! Or minestrone soup.

Trista Hill said...

Bread just out of the oven!

Julie said...

Tomato soup and some mashed up crackers.

teagen said...

Baked yam and greens with tahini gravy!

Vegyogini said...

Soup is definitely my favorite comfort food on a cold day. Nothing can beat that!

birdfeed said...

Chili, no doubt! I love a nice and thick chili with some crackers.

Mulan said...

I love a simple veggie pasta.

Anonymous said...

pumpkin soup :)

stephanie said...

sweet potato bisque with roasted butternut squash and kale!

herbstsonne said...

Roasted delicata squash with rosemary!

Melissa said...

Chili, full of beans and TVP

MacKenzie said...

chili, (vegan) scalloped potatoes, or (vegan) mac and cheese.

kelly L. said...

mashed broccoli and cauliflower with soy cheese is wonderful = ]

Josiane said...

Favorite comfort food? Soup! I love soup, and would have it any time of the year, but it's especially good on a brisk Fall day! I usually put so much stuff in my soups that they end up very thick and nourishing. With a piece of homemade bread, it makes for the perfect yummy comforting meal.

Sonaranda said...

Spicy, creamy, coconut milk curry with brown rice.

Monelle said...

Macaroni Hates Cheese with eggplant.
(vegan mac 'n cheese)

Holly M said...

Vegan mac & cheese, definitely. Or jambalaya. Both are favorites of mine.

Joe Janes said...

Vegan Nachos with Tofutti Sour Cream.

K.E.N. said...

any kind of creamy pasta casserole that has peas in it!

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Rebecca S said...

I would have to say a curry with cauliflower in it or roasted squash and pear soup

Leyla said...

Very spicy chickpea curry with brown rice!!!

Miss Misery said...

Pie! Apple comes to mind first, but there are so many fall pies to choose from!

Aleesha said...

A bowl of split pea soup with a chunk of warm, crusty bread to dip!

ASB said...

A thick soup, full of veggies and legumes.

liandxp said...

Tomato soup and vegan grilled cheese sandwich.

Alicia said...

Palak Paneer, a cup of hot,black coffee, and a dark chocolate-raspberry truffle for dessert(all vegan of course).
Alicia Webster
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Gideon Wayne said...

A triple bean, black, red and kidney beans, carrot and pumpkin soup. Thats my kinda comfort food especilly in the winter time.

Megan said...

Soup is always a winner, especially minestrone with lots of veggie and white beans, and a big hunk of garlic bread.

Lebkuchen said...

Cassoulet or soup!

mtbVegan said...

Chili, a nice slightly spicy, bowl of chili over noodles.

Carynne said...

warm, fresh-baked bread, slathered with earth balance!

Kimberly said...

Homemade minestrone soup! On maybe lasagne! Or both!

Tammy said...

I make a potato and kalamata olive stew with San Marzano tomatoes and spices, all served over quinoa - yum!

Chrissy said...

Potato leek soup and a warm piece of beer bread fresh from the oven is vital on brisk fall days.

Allychristine said...

I love a pasta bake with cashew ricotta!

Debbie said...

Homemade mushroom barley soup.

Tami said...

vegan chili with cornbread muffins

alyson said...

warm apple crisp, right from the oven. and coffee..

Anonymous said...

oatmeal with nutmilk, more chopped nuts, flaxseeds, raisins, cinnamon and ginger, and shredded coconut to top it off!!!

Jeanie said...

Hot cocoa made with Silk Very Vanilla soymilk and some extra dark Dutch-processed cocoa. YUM.