As fall creeps into the Atlanta area, I get to start eating heavier foods without feeling gross about it. Comfort foods in the fall are a favorite of mine. I am fairly heavy handed in the kitchen and falls leave me open to go for bold flavors.
Last week I made a quick batch of seitan to use in a shepherd's pie. As a New Englander, shepherd's pie is a staple. Every crummy diner you hit along the coast of route 1 from Rhode Island to Maine is going to have a shepherd's pie on the menu.
It is a very comforting food for me, reminds me of Maine. In fact, my vegan version is better than any other version I can recall from my childhood. It is a nice rich, heavy dish that combines the sweet and the savory. Not to mention, it travels well for my work meals!