Help me find hot creamy winter recipes
June 13, 2012 7:02 PM Subscribe
It's getting towards the depths of winter, ski season has begun, and I find myself wanting to eat nothing but melted cheese, with buckets of hot caramel sauce for dessert. Can you help me find slightly less decadent recipes with the same mouthfeel?
I'm basically looking for hot and creamy, preferably savoury rather than sweet (I'm actually trying not to eat sugar at the moment, but I'm cool with fruit-based things). I don't want to substitute with frankeningredients. And I'd prefer that I can eat a large bowl full of whatever the recipe is without the sort of gastro-intestinal consequences eating a bowl of melted cheese might have.
I'm a pretty competent cook, not averse to complicated recipes, and have no allergies or other dietary restrictions other than avoiding sugar as much as possible. (The gallstone thing that people might remember from a previous question has sorted itself out.) I don't have many kitchen appliances, so if it needs a food processor or heavy duty blender, it's probably out. (I have a stick blender for soups).
So far I have:
mashed potato/purees of other vegetables
thick stews of various sorts
creamed frozen spinach with butter or sesame oil
poached eggs (the yolks are doing it for me), esp on rice or in miso soup