What are some of your favorite comfort foods?

Heather_C
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I'm writing a piece for this community about rethinking "stress eating" as "comfort eating", and curious...what are YOUR favorite comfort foods, and why? I LOVE hearing stories about how food memories, and experiences, make a specific food (or flavor) feel comforting to us. So, I'm all ears. What comes to mind for you?

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Marisa
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for me comfort food is Slovak stuffed cabbages. I grew up in a Czechoslovak kitchen. My grandmother made these pretty much every week—boiled cabbage leaves, ground meat, rice, tomato sauce, tons of onions, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper. Makes me feel safe and grounded. I don't make them very well...otherwise I reach for dark chocolate as comfort food, along with peanut butter

Heather_C
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Love this! I find that for so many people, comfort food is often something that someone we love (and who loves/d us) made for us 🙂 ❤️ 

KSky
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When I think about comfort food I dream of creamy Mac n Cheese with bread crumbs and bacon. It's been off the 'list' for many years but the thought is, almost, as good. 

That sounds delicious! I didn't have "real" Mac-n-cheese until I visited a college friend's family on our freshman fall break. I love both, tbh. 😉 I hope you can enjoy this meal sometime soon and feel the comfort! 

Valerie_C
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Noodle soup like pho or ramen 🍜

Mmm, sounds warm and cozy 🙂 

Dani_P
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My mom's matzo ball soup and any kind of curry dish!!

Homemade matzo is the way to go! Sounds so good right now. 🙂 

I love a Spanish rice dish that my mom used to make. She was not a great cook and not many other people love the dish so I’m sure it’s just the nostalgia that makes it taste so good to me. 

Nostalgia is the main ingredient! 🙂 

Tanya61
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My Mom’s homemade vegetable soup 🤤

Love it! For so many of us, a comfort food is something that someone we love makes for us. Food is such a love language! 🙂 

 

Alliekat_1979
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I love chocolate! Just about any kind. I also love to eat Kiwi, strawberries and watermelon the most.

Big chocolate fan here, too! Peppermint + dark chocolate is a fave combo. And strawberries + chocolate. 😉 

kerryknits
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Mashed potatoes. Yum!

Yesss! Not cauliflower or any other substitute. The real stuff! 

Pammy
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French Fries!!

I have to ask: crispy or thick? Waffle or shoe string? So many questions. 😉 

1234
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Grilled cheese with bacon.

Yes, gotta appreciate a classic grilled cheese. 🙂 

Ugh69
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Pizza

Classic! What's your favorite kind of pizza?

Dkt13
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My favorite comfort food are cookies and coffee 

Together or separate? 😉 

MelissafromLA
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To me comfort food are foods my family cooked like dinners my mom would make or pecan pie my grandma baked. Food that takes me to a safe loving place.

"food that takes me to a safe, loving place." Couldn't have described it better if I tried. 😉 

Any kind of starch seems to be comforting since I ate a lot of it as a child

Love this insight! I think so many messages make fun / light of "eating like a child", but so many people find it comforting. Nothing wrong with that!

Salud
Member

Cakes are my favorite comfort food.

 

One of my faves, too! 

SaintJenni
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Air popped popcorn with butter flavored cooking spray and white cheddar popcorn seasoning 😋

I loooove how specific this is! And now I want some popcorn. 😉 

Lorelei
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BLT!

Angiepangie
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Any kind of pasta!

Julyy
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A warm bowl of pho noodle 

StillMu
Member

Bohemian goulash, oyster stew, eggos. Anything my beloved grandmother used to make me regularly. 

Yes! Food as a form of love and care. ❤️ 

Kelly56
Member

Comfort food to me is chicken and noodles.  I love to make egg noodles and freeze them so I can have them anytime.  

So smart! Make it easy to get that comfort food fix. 🙂