Thursday, October 1, 2009

You's a Cornbred Fed Vegan Mofo!

I'm starting Vegan Mofo off with one of my all-time favorite Southern comfort foods — Beans 'n' Cornbread. Nothing satisfies this downhome gal like a big ole' steamy bowl of beans topped with a slice of sweet cornbread. A few months ago, my Granny developed a recipe for my cookbook for this Beans 'n' Greens Soup:

White beans, collard greens, tomato, and some spices. Mmm-mmm. I'm rubbin' my belly just thinkin' about it. I tested her recipe this week, and it's delicious. And healthy too! Of course, a bowl of beans ain't nothin' without a hunk of cornbread. That's where my recipe for Jalapeno-Corn Cornbread comes in:

Another cookbook tester, this cornbread is one of my favorites from the book. I've been tweaking it for ages, but I think it's ready for lift-off. It's sweet like Jiffy, minus all those hydrogenated oils and crap. And I add frozen corn and chopped pickled jalepenos for a kick.

Some folks down South like to crumble their cornbread into their beans and stir it all together. But I prefer to plop a whole slice right on top of the bowl, douse it in hot sauce, and cut into it with each wholesome bite:

35 comments:

IsaChandra said...

I love that your granny developed a recipes for you. Brings a tear to my eye, actually...

nora said...

Giant piece of bread in your bowl. So bold. haha but I love it.

Susan said...

That looks great. I agree - a big piece of bread is much better than crumbling it into the bowl.

The Voracious Vegan said...

Jalapeno is such a necessary part of a good cornbread. Yours looks delicious, just right for dunking!

Mihl said...

That looks so wonderful!

T said...

Yum yum yum! That looks amazing! I love jiffy cornbread, I have to say, so can't wait to have your healthier version. Its weird how difficult it is to find vegan cornbread recipes/ mixes.

jessy said...

beans 'n' cornbread sounds like a combination i cannot wait to test out, Bianca! so awesome on your Granny making some deeeeelicious beans 'n green soup - it looks hearty & fantastic. your jalapeno cornbread looks amazing, and i love that you combined them both and topped it all with hot sauce. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

miss v said...

i totally love the bread *in* the bowl. so rebellious!

River said...

Your Granny keeps coming up with awesome recipes! The whole soup and cornbread combo looks so comforting. This will be next on my testing list! :-)

Kiersten said...

It's so funny that you posted this. I was just thinking to myself today that I needed to make some chili and cornbread for dinner real soon. I love that your grandma is creating recipes for you, that's so cool.

Knit-Picky Veganista said...

the soup is incredible, all of it is - the month of MoFo has begun beautifully with The Crunk!! Yo Go, Mo Fo!

Deborah said...

hi, i have been reading your blog for awhile now but couldn't access the tester page to be able to try the recipes you keep posting fantastic pictures of. could you invite me to be able to see it?

Veg*n Foodie said...

Looks delish, and you can't go wrong with cornbread ever!

Jenn said...

I'm freeezing. Soup and corn bread sounds delicious and warming! Granny rules.

The Vegan Food Snob said...

what a booootiful bowl of soup!

Gina said...

I love when my cornbread actually has pieces of corn in it. That soup looks completely fabulous and warm and yummy.

Bianca said...

Hey Deborah! If you wanna be a tester, shoot me an email on my profile page. I can set ya up. I tried clicking through your profile, but it said I didn't have access. :-)

KTBuns said...

Ooh, jalapeno cornbread sounds so tasty! :P

caribbeanvegan said...

Cornbread with hotsauce on a hot soup. Comfort food Bianca whoohoo. I love corn bread.I use to by Jiffy in Barbados and I found it too sweet. I love a coarse cornbread that is slightly sweet; Your grand mother is great to be helping out with the book and it is good because the authentic old time touch will be coming out in a lot of those recipes

Cyn said...

That soup looks freaking delicious. I cannot wait to try it. And I love jalapenos in corn bread.

The Tofu Lush said...

when is your cookbook going to come out??!! I *need* it! :)

Megan said...

Ohmygod. That looks like it would hit the spot right about now.

Debra said...

This looks so good! Thank you for sharing.

rabbitfood said...

Looks so good, Bianca! Grannies always do it up best, don't they?

I'm bummed I can't participate in Mofo this year; my schedule is WAY too crazy to be such a good blogger.
I'm excited to read your posts though. Happy weekend!

Sal said...

yummy. i love cornbread and that soup souns so good!

Cookie said...

That looks soooooo delicious!!!!!

Rita said...

that looks amazing. I love cornbread, but I've never had it in soup before. I'll have to make some next time I cook soup.

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Yum! I am also a fan of sweet cornbread. Mine has to be almost cakey. That soup and cornbread action looks awesome!

Kelly said...

I want your cookbook. NOW. :)

Carita said...

Me too :)

Lauren said...

the cornbread looks great!
and i love that you added hot sauce to the top after, i feel like i add hot sauce to everything...haha definitely one of my top five condiments..

Sarena Shasteen said...

I love the whole slice in there with more hot sauce on top! YUM!!!

Tiffany said...

That's my go-to winter-spring soup but with kale instead of collards! I'll have to add the cornbread now - looks awesome!

aTxVegn said...

Your cornbread looks delicious and that is THE best way I've ever seen to eat soup 'n cornbread!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

What a rad granny & I LOVE cornbread!