Comfort Food

The holiday season at our house means family movie nights.  For those occasions it’s nice to have a casual, make-ahead dinner that requires little more than to pop it in the oven and wait for the...

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London Pub Hash - Food Gypsy

London Pub Hash with Bangers & Eggs

March 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bacon, mushrooms, tomato, onions and potato. the ultimate hangover cure.  London Pub Hash with English Bangers and Eggs.  This will put you right as rain, no matter how overly indulgent you were with the sherry the night before!...

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Split Pea Bacon 2 - Food Gypsy

Split Pea Bacon Soup, The Comfort of Green

February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cold weather calls for deep comfort.  Nothing warms you from the inside out like a steaming bowl of Split Pea Bacon Soup. A twist on a Canadian classic, made when the larder was low and...

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West Indian Chicken Curry & Island Fried Rice

October 6, 2014 | 1 Comments

The best way to develop your palate is to venture into parts unknown and let your taste buds explore.  Discover a little heat, and sweet island spice, in your own kitchen with West Indian Chicken...

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Wicked Mac & Cheese – A Comfort Food Favorite

February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

A truly Wicked Mac & Cheese starts with a good bechamel, and a good bechamel, starts with the right ratio of butter flour and milk. Add cheese and you have mornay sauce, which in my...

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Pulled Cider Pork & sides - Food Gypsy

Cider Braised Pulled Pork – A Winter’s Feast

December 13, 2013 | 4 Comments

Take a couple of bottles of good, full bodied apple cider, a pork picnic shoulder, a good spice rub and a few hours in the oven and you’ve got juicy, tender Cider Braised Pulled Pork....

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Wilted Baby Kale – Simple Sides

December 13, 2013 | 1 Comments

Weeknight dinners call for fast, easy cooking.  Packed with vitamins B6, A and C, plus potassium,  iron, magnesium and calcium, kale is one of nature’s super foods, Wilted Baby Kale is barely cooked, leaving all that nutrition intact. Most of...

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Goulash, Gypsy Comfort Food - Food Gypsy

Goulash – Gypsy Comfort Food

October 21, 2013 | 3 Comments

Exploring my Roma roots with some good Gypsy comfort food, hearty Romanian Style Goulash.  A rich beef and tomato stew heavy with Paprika, it’s slow food to warm your soul as nights get longer and...

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Lentil Sausage & Bacon Casserole - Food Gypsy

Lentil Sausage & Bacon Casserole

March 18, 2013 | 1 Comments

Leaning decidedly French, a big pot full of Lentil Sausage & Bacon Casserole, a one pot meal that takes two pots to make, but who’s counting?! Inspired by a couple of links of mild veal-herb...

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Salted Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake - Food Gypsy

Salted Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

February 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Made with some of my favorite cold weather ingredients: apples, caramel, salt, pecans and brown butter, this is a cake for the pale light of late winter.  Rustic and homey, Salted Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake...

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Mushroom Risotto - Food Gypsy

Mushroom Risotto – A Bowl Full of Love

February 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

It’s cold.  We’ve got snow up the wazoo and here comes Valentine’s Day.  For my money nothing says love quite like a bowl of Mushroom Risotto.  It’s a warm, starchy hug that you can wrap...

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Moroccan Inspired Lamb Shanks - Food Gypsy

Moroccan Inspired Lamb Shanks

January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cooked low and slow, until they’re fall off the bone tender, Moroccan Inspired Lamb Shanks is comfort food at it’s midwinter best. Warmly spiced and heavily sauced with rich, meaty intensity. There was a time when farmers couldn’t give shanks away, but...

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