November 14, 2010

MOFO the 14th

Making diner a little early tonight as I'm off to work soon... I opted for the Leek and Bean Cassoulet from Veganomicon as it's perfect cheap winter food.

I can never seem to follow a recipe exactly as written...Here I modified a few things. I used whole wheat pastry flour (and added nooch) for the biscuits instead of AP. I also added cabbage, squash and extra garlic to the stew part.
I garnished it with the cute flower that my garlic chive plant made...thanks plant!


Also, since I had a little leftover pumpkin and an old baguette I thought I'd throw together a quick bread pudding. (I'm scrambling to take the photo here cause I'm also trying to put the cassoulet biscuits together so sorry that it looks crappy, haha)

I do plan to make a cream of sorts and a caramel topping for this later tonight but I couldn't wait to try it right away!!! I scooped some out piping hot and added a few chocolate chips to melt into it...pretty good for an on the fly/leftovers recipe.
Bread puddings are awesome for that, you can make endless variations.


  1. Mmm, yum! I love that leek & bean cassoulet.

  2. That cassoulet looks delicious and might just have to get made round here pretty soon.

  3. I love the look of the cassoulet with biscuits, and the chive flower is a perfect garnish.

    Very cool idea of the pumpkin bread pudding. Looks yummy even w/o the caramel cream topping you're planning.

  4. Mmmm, I want to make that cassoulet soon. The flower is beautiful.

  5. Comfort food at it's best. Now I must attempt that recipe. Yum!

  6. I really need to try that cassoulet! It looks wonderful and so does your bread pudding!