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
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.