We don’t blame you if around this time, every year, you get the urge to stop cooking altogether and order in takeout.
The sun sets early, it’s cold (and in some cases, snowy, icy, and perilous) in most of the world, and you just know you’ll start cooking again in the spring when it becomes easier to find fresh ingredients (on that note – be sure to check out our What’s in Season: Winter – because there’s lots of fresh food to be cooked). But that was the version of you that didn’t have all of these fantastic winter recipes at your fingertips. We’ve spent years curating a perfect roster of meals for all seasons, and as Canadians accustomed to a lifetime of brutally cold winters that call for comfort food, we’d like to think the selection we’ve curated is as good as it gets.
Read on for our favorite winter comfort food picks and report back once you’ve officially been converted into a wintertime cook.
Creamy Mushroom Soup with Croutons
Nothing says “comfort food” quite like a steaming bowl of soup. And we’d like to think our creamy mushroom soup is one of the best there is. Best served with delicious crusty bread and the highest quality olive oil you can get your hands on.
Vegetarian Chilli with Pickled Red Onion
Picture this: it’s a Sunday evening, and it’s cold and snowy outside, but you’re inside on your couch with a soft blanket, your favorite series, and a bowl of our vegetarian chilli that’s given your apartment a warm and familiar fragrance after hours simmering on the stove. If that doesn’t motivate to take a break from takeout, we don’t know what will.
Boulangerie-Style Pork Shoulder Sandwiches
If you can’t make it to Paris to linger tableside for hours at one of the famous cafés, our boulangerie-style sandwich is your next best bet. With typical French touches like Dijon, cornichon, and a baguette, it’ll transport you right across the pond–but you won’t even need to leave your kitchen.
When the weekend hits and the weather gets extra inclement, what is there to do but stay indoors and bake? Our pumpkin muffins are perfect enjoyed at any time of the day (don’t forget: pumpkin is packed with antioxidants!) – and baking them is an ideal activity when you’re looking to while away winter hours.
Did you make any of our comforting winter meals? Tag us on social media with pictures #casadesuna