Winter Comfort Food

Monday, March 5, 2012

Oh, man, it doesn't get any better than this! It's been pretty nice here, but the weather is starting to take a turn for the worse. Chilly winter nights call for warm, filling dinners: enter this yummy dinner in a bowl. I got the recipe from Angela's blog Oh She Glows- this lady is a wiz in the kitchen! Her original recipe was called the Cozy Millet Bowl with Mushroom Gravy and Kale. She's working on a cookbook right now, and let me tell you: I'm first in line to buy it! I'm a huge fan! Anyways, in typical me fashion, I changed it around a bit, but the basic premise is the same. You can see the original recipe HERE.

Angela's Cozy Millet Bowl with Mushroom Gravy and Kale
Photo courtesy of Angela at Oh She Glows

Quinoa with Mushroom Gravy
(Adapted from a recipe from Angela at Oh She Glows)

Makes about 2 servings

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa (wild rice would be yummy too)
Oil to cook with (I use grapeseed.)
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cups sliced crimini mushrooms (next time I would use more)
3 Tbs vegetable broth powder
2 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch (can use more or less depending on desired consistency)
1 Tbsp Bragg's Liquid Aminos (can substitute soy sauce or tamari)
Rosemary, thyme, freshly ground black pepper, and sea salt, to taste

Directions:
1. Heat oil in frying pan. Add chopped onions and saute for about 5 minutes, stirring as necessary.
2. Add mushrooms and saute for about 10 more minutes, stirring as necessary.
3. While mushrooms are sauteing (is that a word?), whisk together the vegetable broth, water, cornstarch, liquid aminos, and spices/herbs.
4. Pour vegetable broth mixture into mushroom & onion mixture. Cook until it thickens to a gravy-like consistency, about 5 more minutes.
5. Portion quinoa out into 2 bowls, add as much gravy as you'd like, and enjoy!

What's your favorite winter comfort food?

8 pieces of love:

Gabbina said...

That looks super yummy!
My favorite winter comfort food is... soup. Any kind :)

Sierra said...

Ooooh....soup is amazing! I eat tons of it in the winter too. :)

brenda said...

That looks so yummy (and healthy!)

I make a really good red wine braised short ribs served over polenta with a gremolata that I look forward to making every winter. MMMMM!

Jennie M said...

that looks DELISH! I've only recently had quinoa for the first time -- and I can't wait to find more yummy recipes with it!

Sierra said...

Brenda- Can you believe I still haven't tried polenta? I've wanted to, but just haven't branched out yet.

Jennie- Quinoa is pretty good. It's the only grain that is a complete protein. :)

Lindsay said...

mmm this recipe looks delish girl! I loooove mushrooms in almost anything! Especially shitake and criminis!! :)

Sierra said...

Haha, thanks Lindsay! I never used to like mushrooms, but now I love them! My mom makes a mean mushroom soup that I should share. :)

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Mmmm that looks so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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