Comfort food: what it is and 10 recipes to pamper us a little

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Comfort food is that food, that dish that restores the soul and the body, that dish that after a day definitely does not have the power to make us feel protected, pampered and satisfied. Let's find out 10 comfort food recipes to pamper us a little

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Comfort food is that food, that dish that restores the soul and the body, that dish that after a day definitely does not have the power to make us feel protected, pampered and satisfied.

The adjective comfort indicates the ability of food to comfort, console, pamper, to satisfy both a physical and above all an emotional need; after all, it manages to fill the gaps, the moments of physical and emotional stress that each of us accumulates during the day.

To each their own comfort food

There is no comfort food suitable for everyone, each of us confides their weaknesses, makes up for their shortcomings in a particular dish, because it is linked to sensations and completely personal memories, and can identify with that apple pie that always prepared yours. grandmother, that dish of the heart that you have prepared for years for Sunday lunch, that food linked to your childhood, which at the very thought makes you a child again, linked to a loved one, to a place, a place, a happy memory. Lasagna for example, meatballs, apple pie, pizza… everything can be comfort food, from junk food to traditional dishes.



Let's find out 10 comfort food recipes to pamper us a little.

Index

Lasagne veg

Lasagna is the Sunday dish par excellence, the food that symbolizes the pleasure of being together; the comfort linked to lasagna is not linked so much to the taste as to the memory it invites. So what's better than consoling yourself with a nice plate of creamy lasagna? Whether you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, you will find here many recipes to enrich your tables.

Ravioli and tortellini

Tortellini and ravioli, like the ones your grandmother used to prepare and set the Sunday tables. Fresh pasta is one of the comfort food par excellence, with classic or revisited recipes, fresh pasta lends itself to numerous variations for the filling, suitable for both vegetarians and vegans. Here you will find many recipes to take inspiration from.

Pasta and beans


Do you remember the pot on the fire that simmered for hours and cooked that hot, creamy and enveloping soup? Pasta and beans is a typical dish of peasant cuisine, and in every family there is at least one secret trick to prepare it at its best. Here we suggest the original recipe and some variations to experiment a little.

Vegetable meatballs

Meatballs are a dish that goes straight to the heart, prepared by your mother, your grandmother, the taste of childhood that will make you a child again in a single bite. Here you will find a collection of vegetable meatball recipes, with both vegetarian and vegan variants that you can enrich with your favorite homemade sauces.


Baked potatoes


Baked potatoes, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, are a hot and tasty dish, with that unsurpassed aroma that from the oven will entice and console you. Here is the recipe for making them crunchy, au gratin or stuffed.

Potato croquettes


Crunchy breading, soft and tasty heart, are the main characteristics of this success prescription simple and also loved by children, potato croquettes belong to the tradition of street food, to eat with your hands, they will satisfy you more. Here the complete recipe.

Stuffed calzoni and panzerotti


Stuffed panzerotti or stuffed calzone, baked or fried are perfect for a dinner, a comforting snack, enriched with the seasonal vegetables of your choice, panzerotti stuffed with eggplant for example during the summer, or panzerotti with broccoli during the winter .

Pizzas and focaccias


One cannot fail to mention the pizza among the comfort food of excellence, it fits everyone, perfect to prepare on weekends (also given the slightly longer preparation times) it marks the end of the week, to be consumed wanting on the sofa wrapped in a blanket or together with a nice table of friends. Here is a collection of recipes for preparing pizzas and focaccias with sourdough.

Homemade vegan nutella

Homemade vegan Nutella, a chocolate spread always ready to erase sorrows and disappointments, no matter if you are more or less adults, that jar of soft and irresistible goodness will make you happy and satisfied. Here is the recipe to prepare our homemade vegan Nutella.



Apple pie


Every self-respecting family, grandmother, mother or aunt has its own recipe for apple pie, that cake that releases that intoxicating scent as soon as it is baked, served with tea for snack time, or at the end of a meal as a dessert. Here you will find 20 ideas, from the classic one to the one enriched with chocolate or cinnamon.

Tiramisù

Sink the spoon into an enveloping and creamy tiramisu in a jar, also perfect to be consumed on the sofa in front of a nice tear-jerking movie. Here the original tiramisu recipe and some variations.

But for those with a sweet tooth or for those who need a strong comfort food, a nice chocolate cake will also be perfect.

It is for you? What is yours c of excellence?

Sylvia Romano

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