Cozy bowl at its best!
It’s not officially fall but I’m all about comforting meals these days, think pumpkin, carbs, and soups. Basically, food that warms you up. I guess seeing all the fall recipes all over Pinterest puts you in the mood like nothing else.
What we have here are caramelized Belgian endives served with a one-pot pumpkin pasta, and topped with roasted almonds, basil, and scrambled vegan blue cheese.
First, endives are cooked in orange juice and maple syrup to balance with their natural bitterness. I also used a pinch of nutmeg and ground black pepper to enhance the flavors. You can cook the endives whole like I did, or cut them in half lengthwise to reduce cooking time. I went with whole because 1) it saves time 2) they hold better and 3) the inside becomes super soft. But I have to agree halves would look better though, anyway, your choice!…