Wednesday, October 15, 2008

VeganMoFo: Comfort



Leek and Bean Cassoulet


This is one of those recipes from V'con that I've been meaning to make ever since I got this book. Finally I had everything I needed to make it. Really all I needed was some leeks since most of the ingredients I have on hand all the time. This was super easy to make. It did use a lot of pots, pans, bowls and dishes but it was well worth it.

I followed the recipe to the "T" except for the frozen peas. As you may know I HATE PEAS! I'll eat them, sometimes, if they are hidden in foods that I have not cooked myself but if I am cooking, peas will never be added. I used frozen string beans instead. The cassoulet part of the dish was very tasty. The biscuits were so so. This dish reminded me a lot of a dish my grandfather would make which we all called "chicken pa pa". His biscuits were amazing. So all other biscuit recipes have a lot to live up to for me. I'll always remember hanging around his kitchen when he was making his "chicken pa pa". I always wanted to whisk whatever needed to be whisked. It was always the thrill of my day!

All 3 of us devoured this meal. Then we devoured the rest of it for lunch the next day.

7 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Hooray for comfort food; and hooray for....


ANTM BEING ON TONIGHT!!! Haha, you knew I'd comment about that ;0)

Vegyogini said...

I've been meaning to make that cassoulet, but I hate leeks (and other onion-y things!). I will replace them with one of my usual suspects and whip up this recipe at some point. :)

allularpunk said...

yes! everyone is making this right now! (including me a few days ago) it's so forking wonderful that i want to eat it for every meal, forever.

jessy said...

it looks so awesome, Jenna! and i love that you used green beans in your Leek and Bean Cassoulet! i'm totally gonna have to try that next time we make it! mmmmmmmmmm! hooray for some damn delicious comfort foods, indeed! :D

Vegan Knitting said...

haha - I just blogged this recipe yesterday! I think green beans is a great idea.

I'm sorry your biscuits came out so so. What was wrong with them? We loved them so much we wished there was more biscuit batter. I made them smaller than suggested but I did end up cooking the cassoulet for about 20-22 minutes instead of 15.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I've been meaning to make this for ages! Glad you enjoyed it.

Bex said...

yes I still need to make this *hangs head in shame* it looks so good!