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  1. Noelle

    Looks super delicious! I need to try this!

  2. wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas

    I’ve always loved veggies, like beets, kohlrabi, broccoli, etc., probably because my parents always made sure I was out gardening as a child, and I was so proud of what I helped grow. Mushrooms were always a favorite too. Maybe my biggest favorite, ever since I was very small.

    Ice cream, too. It was always a big treat to go out for a ride to get an ice cream cone with my Dad!

    Hate? Oh, root beer. Definitely. Blech!

  3. Mom

    Since I love broccoli, cheese and rice casserole, this looks like a healthy but similar alternative! Mmm for sure. One of my favorites, as you know, is ice cream. Had ice cream almost every night as a kid because Grandpa did! As for main dishes, loved grilled cheese sandwiches, homemade pizza, lasagna….those come to mind.

  4. Aimee (I Tri To Be Me)

    That actually looks really good! At first I thought it was a side dish, but is it more of a main dish???

    Growing up in KS, one of my favorite meals was fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Even in college, when I would come home to visit, that is the meal my mom made for me. Of course, I don’t eat chicken any more, but sometimes I really, really miss it.

  5. Michelle

    YUM…that looks yummy! I bet my husband would even eat that, because he loves that type of comfort food. :o)

  6. Ela

    You know, I wasn’t raised in the US, so wasn’t raised on those ‘comfort foods,’ but I have an absolute _aversion_ to butter and cheese!

    Having said that, I _love_ creamy – just not dairy creamy! Maybe it turns out you’re the same way? You love hummus, right? I was raised on hummus. Hummus is creamy, so is coconut ice cream and coconut kefir that I make. Nut creams are wonderful.

    So yes, buttery, cheesy things are ‘blech’ for me, but with the ambivalence that I know I’d love them if it wasn’t for that awful cow’s ass taste.


  7. River (Wing-It Vegan)

    “Veto! VETO!” made me LOL! 😀

    This looks totally delicious! Dare I say, very comfort-foody! Fond memories? Chocolate mousse from a box, homemade bread, spinach ravioli. Foods I’ve always hated? Honey, cherries, beef, sweet corn. I’m a weirdo.

  8. Simply Life

    oh that looks amazing and so comforting!

  9. Hannah

    I do find this post amusing, because “comfort food” is so culturally-defined (and personally-defined, I think). Nothing that you listed in the first paragraph are foods I grew up eating, and I honestly think that comfort food is simply what comforts you personally. So if comfort to one person is peanut butter on oatmeal, or frozen grapes, or beef jerky (?!), then that’s comfort food.

    Wow, that made no sense.

    Suffice to say, I think your dish looks scrummy, particularly as it’s not too gloopy and holds together well. Yum.

  10. Matt

    This dish reminded me of home, except I was staring at a hot girl while I ate it instead of at my parents. Amber is really branching out recently. I think she’s just a few short months away from trying a salad again. ;-P

    As for thinks I loved growing up, junk food: star crunches, ice cream cones from Schwan’s, uncooked hot dogs… you know, the usual.

    But I have hated, and always will hate, cottage cheese. Every time someone tells me they love cottage cheese, I think they may have been abused as children. So sad…

  11. Kylea

    I am so glad to see you made this! I had it on my menu a couple weeks ago but took if off because I made the Vegan Yum Yum Sweet Potato Kale Bake and wasn’t all that impressed and the ingredients were similar. Anyway – I think I may have to give this a try since you gave great reviews! Looks fabulous!!

  12. Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon

    Wonderful recipe! I love the Vegan Yum Yum cookbook. Your reaction to Matt’s recipe choice is hilarious and so familiar to me–Adam and I love the same cookbooks, but we ALWAYS pick very different things out of them! When he selects his recipes for the week, I’m often skeptical (or downright resistant), but it’s rare that they don’t end up being delicious. Vegetarian cookbook authors just know what they’re doing, don’t they? 🙂

  13. Ellen (lapuremama)

    ooh, yum! This looks delish! I love dishes that you can ‘make’, then bake and clean up while it’s in the oven 🙂

  14. Ellen (lapuremama)

    oh yeah, and as if we didn’t share enough similarities, I am so with you on the comfort food thing… creamy, saucy, rich… turns my stomach. My husband on the other hand LOVES that kind of stuff. Funny 🙂

  15. rachel

    yum! i love how it looks with the orzo. i bet it tasted great.

  16. Noelle

    Making this tonight. Will let you know what I thought! 😀

  17. Amy

    What are you thoughts on leaving out or subbing the cashews for something else? My son is dairy and nut (and a bunch of other things) allergic, but I think he’d love this!

  18. healthyfoodieforlife

    I just made the sauce for this recipe and poured it over leftover quinoa– so delicious!

  19. Maria Fisher

    Last night I made a variation of this. I used (cooked) rice instead, but kept most of the ingredients the same. It was amazing! My husband and I gobbled it up. We will be having this recipe frequently. 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

  20. Carrie

    This was so incredibly delicious, in my book. In fact, this cream sauce is so good, I tipped my blender back and drank it… Spot on.

  21. Jill

    Can this recipe be frozen? It will be all for me. I don’t think I could easily disguise the mushroom in this one….