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Take Comfort: 3 Winter Comfort Food Recipes

Tasty, nutrient-dense recipes warm up winter nights.
By Leslie McGrath Taylor
November/December 2010

Hearty Cardamom-Pear Sauce is a satisfying, sweet treat that's packed with nutrients.
Photo By Povy Kendal Atchison
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One of the joys of comfort food is piling it into a bowl and curling up with it. These recipes—yummy, bowl-worthy basics—were inspired by comfort food classics. They’re easy to prepare, inexpensive and freeze well.

3 Winter Comfort Food Recipes

Cardamom-Pear Sauce
Swiss Barley Risotto
Sweet Potato Colcannon 

Healthy Bites 

Pears: high in antioxidants, vitamin C and copper, as well as potassium and fiber

Cardamom: contains numerous essential oils, potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese and iron

Sweet Potatoes: good source of vitamins A and C, manganese, potassium, iron, copper, dietary fiber and vitamin B6

Leeks: provide fiber, folic acid, vitamins B6 and C, manganese and iron, as well as compounds that can lower bad cholesterol levels and improve the immune system

Collard Greens: excellent source of vitamins A, C and K, manganese, folate, calcium and dietary fiber

Swiss Chard: extremely high in potassium, iron, and vitamins A, C and K

Leslie McGrath Taylor, a poet and certified health counselor, lives in rural Connecticut. 








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