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WIAW: Comfort Foods

November 16, 2011

Happy Wednesday, all!

Maybe it’s the encouraging and heartwarming comments I got on yesterday’s post, or the Christmas stuff that’s out at work, or the fact that I have today off and have plans for baking cookies and curling up on the couch with my book, but today has me positively giddy.

And you know what else has me giddy?  Comfort foods. 

As the weather slowly changes, comfort foods become more and more appealing to me.  I’m embracing it whole-heartedly.

Wanna see?

Peas and Crayons

Pre-yoga snack:

IMG_3301 White chocolate always says comfort.

I got the prime spot in class — right in the corner where the two mirrored walls meet — which means I actually got to see my poses.  I’ve seriously lost all former dancer flexibility.  I’m pretty sure I can’t straighten my legs during any pose.  C’est la vie.


IMG_3306 Earl Grey tea.

Topped with some hot frothy soy nog.

If you want to see a girl’s eyes light up, direct her to the soy nog.  Or is that just me?

Next up, chocolate mint milk!

IMG_3307 A modest pancake stack.

Or should I say a modestly topped chocolate chip mint pancake stack?

There’s nothing modest about chocolate and mint.


IMG_3309 Leftover BBQ Chickpea Pizza.

Green beans on the side.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.



But what’s not to love about soft pillowy dough and melty cheese?

Pizza = comfort.


IMG_3312 Chickpea Potpie with Cornbread Crust

Last week, I passed up buying a large bag of cornmeal because in the past 4 years that I’ve really been cooking, I’ve never needed cornmeal.

In the past week, I’ve made cornbread, cornbread stuffing and cornbread crust. 

Maybe I should have just bought that bag. 

But then I wouldn’t have any excuse to make multiple trips to Whole Foods.  Solely to get cornmeal out of the bulk bin, of course.


This recipe was really easy, really quick and really delicious.

I’m a fan of anything that actually takes as long to bake as the directions say.

Quiche does not fall under that category.

Oh and in case you need some convincing to try this one, Joey told me “it’s better than Marie Calendar, it tastes like those $1 pot pies I used to eat!”

I’m not sure what’s more alarming, that my cooking tastes like it cost a dollar, or that Joey used to eat something that cost a dollar.

Neither are very comforting, but that’s why I have pizza and pancakes.


What are your favorite comfort foods?

What’s the best thing you’ve eaten today/yesterday?

Thanks to Jenn of Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW party — head on over for more foodinspiration <— I just made up a word.

And thank to you all who read everyday and left such nice comments yesterday.  Seriously, they made my heart melt 🙂

18 Comments leave one →
  1. November 16, 2011 9:53 AM

    Soy nog?? I’ve never seen or had it!!! Something tells me I’m missing out BIG TIME.

  2. November 16, 2011 11:18 AM

    We had pasta and meat sauce last Friday and both agreed it’s high on the list of comfort foods. Yum yum!

  3. November 16, 2011 1:20 PM

    That potpie looks amazing! and I love that it has a cornbread topping! What a great combination.

    My favourite comfort foods are chili and hearty soups with lots of beans. I’ve definitely been craving comfort foods now that it’s getting colder!

  4. November 16, 2011 2:19 PM

    oh I love comfort foods. I made a chicken pot pie a few weeks ago, but your cornbread topping sounds so good. I think maybe I need to make another one.

  5. November 16, 2011 2:31 PM

    I really like soy nog! I drank egg nog growing up but was really grossed out by it when I went vegan.. never really knew what it was before that. I’m not a vegan any longer but I don’t drink it often anymore.. eggs are weird to me.

    • November 17, 2011 9:57 PM

      Eggs are weird to me to. I pretty much only like them if I make them and then eat them right away. No time to get all gross. I mostly just drink the soy nog so I can drink glasses of it every night and not feel guilty 😛

  6. November 16, 2011 3:02 PM

    Comfort foods are the best…especially pancakes. And mint chocolate during the holidays?
    The best. comfort. ever.

  7. brittney permalink
    November 16, 2011 5:12 PM

    I love getting the best mirror spot in Body Pump. Mostly so I can see my muscles pop…I’m so vain 🙂 I hope the soy nog has made it’s way to eastern Canada by Christmas! I’m so intrigued.

    • November 17, 2011 9:53 PM

      I guess I’m vain too then 😛 The soy nog is SO good. Actually, I think the reason I like it SO much is because it tastes so much like regular eggnog without having any dairy.

  8. November 16, 2011 6:48 PM

    Lovelove chocolate and mint! Yum great eats! Happy WIAW 🙂

  9. November 16, 2011 7:15 PM

    My favorite comfort foods are pretty much anything with carbs. Your tea looks amazing, I need to find soynog stat.

  10. November 17, 2011 2:14 PM

    hahahahha love the $1 thing. I never had a pot pie! I’m not sure I’d like the texture?! Interesting idea using chickpeas, though! I think my dad made my sister a tofu pot pie.


    • November 17, 2011 9:48 PM

      Never had pot pie?! You’re missing out, lady. Tofu pot pie sounds kinda weird…

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