(Photography, left: Leila Ashtari; right: Lauren Toyota)
It's no surprise we're turning to hot and hearty recipes right now. Our body's instinct is to stay warm as it gets cold, and the good feelings brought on by eating so-called comfort food are undeniable. But there's also the appeal of getting back to the simple ritual of making a nice meal on a long, dark evening. Here are 31 satisfying recipes that are meat-free too, including some great vegan options.
, and you might find it right here among these pastas, casserole, soups, stews, curries, egg- and rice-based dishes, and more. Consider what you really want to eat right now No-Fry Eggplant Parmesan Vegetable Biryani (Photography by Leila Ashtari) Low-Prep, High-Flavour Porcini Risotto (Photography by Jack Roy) Vegan Ragu Bolognese (Photography by Lauren Toyota) Paneer Makhani (Photography by Betty Binon) Dal aur Sabzi (Photo: Shayma Owaise Saadat) Root Vegetable Stew with Rosemary Garlic Baguette (Photo credit: Dennis The Prescott) Delicata Squash and Mushroom Tart (Photography by Betty Binon) Lentil Shepherd's Pie Creamy Orzo with Roasted Portobello Mushrooms and Sherry-Maple Caramelized Onions (Photography by Kevin Clark) Kunde (Black-Eyed Peas and Tomatoes in Peanut Sauce) (Photography by Khadija M. Farah & Jennifer May) Dosas | ദോശ (Photography by Christian Lalonde) Mushroom and Brie Wellington with Caramelized Onion Cream (Photo credit: Janis Nicolay) Khichdi (Photo: Shayma Owaise Saadat) Rustic Mushroom & Kale Galette Khorak Bademjoon (Photography by Betty Binon) Savoury Margherita Dutch Baby (Photo: David Bagosy, Styling: Melissa Direnzo) Grandma Gretzky's Great Perogies (Credit: Klorofil Publishing) Sweet Potato Gnocchi Vegetarian Ukoy (Fritters) with Chile-Vinegar Dipping Sauce (Photography by Wyatt Conlon) Vegetarian Tourtière with Tomato Relish (The Great Canadian Baking Show) Vegan Philly Cheesesteak (Photography by Lauren Toyota) Winter Pappa al Pomodoro (Photography by Dennis the Prescott) Vegetarian Meatloaf Spiced Potato Cakes with Garlicky Tomato Sauce Smoky Veggie Chili With Sweet Gem & Cheesy Jacket Spuds Party Pizza with Fennel, Sundried Tomatoes and Olives (Photo: David Bagosy, Styling: Melissa Direnzo) Spinach and Gruyere Sourdough Strata (Photography by Allison Day) Polenta Torta with Gorgonzola and Savoy Cabbage (Photography: Steve Giralt) Cauliflower Fritters (Photography by Betty Binon) Vegan Potato, Leek & Artichoke Chowder (Photography by Jeanine Donofrio and Jack Mathews)