What are your favorite comfort foods and why?
As someone who has recently had to go gluten- and corn- free this is a tough question. The first thing that immediately comes to mind is a toasted English muffin with peanut butter. But nowadays it has to be a homemade paleo-English muffin with natural or homemade peanut or almond butter. Giving up foods that bring you comfort and have many memories attached can be a tough blow, but there are usually substitutions and ways to still enjoy the food you love. Now I eat brown rice noodles with homemade cheese sauce instead of mac’n’cheese from a blue box. I use oil and balsamic vinegar as salad dressing, instead of the bottled stuff. I eat naked tacos, just the fillings, rather than using a tortilla. I make lasagna with thinly sliced eggplant instead of the noodles.
So, things look and taste a little different in adult life. What brings me comfort is knowing that my food is fueling my body rather than inflaming and disturbing it.