living our best life possible – comfort food

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“Sometimes a little comfort food can go a long way.”  ~ Benjamin Bratt

 

As the holidays are fast approaching, the subject of food tends to be pushed to the forefront.  We start to think about or plan what we would like to eat during the holiday celebrations.  Even if we do not celebrate the holidays, the cooler weather, at least here in the North Hemisphere, makes us think about comfort foods.

Being chronically ill, you tend to think a lot about food (or maybe it is just me).  Many of us are on special diets and encouraged to suck down endless supplements and medicines while dreaming of being able to eat a gluten and dairy filled pizza (or maybe that is just me too!)

My question for the week is, what food is your go to when you want to eat something that adds a little cheer to your life?

 

Thank you for sharing!  Who knows, you may just “find” your new favorite food.

127 thoughts on “living our best life possible – comfort food

  1. Thanks for sharing!!.. there is no special food here on the path, the cheer comes from the heart!.. “It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” Agnes Repplier 🙂

    Until we meet again…
    May your wishes come true
    Your spirit know only peace
    Your heart know only love and
    Your life’s journey know only happiness
    (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

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      • I do enjoy the visits and thank you for sharing a part of your world!… I do eat smart and healthy and my “go to method” for bringing holiday cheer to the path is relaxing and sipping on a cup of hot chocolate (with marshmellows) while listening to Bing Crosby sing White Christmas… 🙂

        Have a wonderful weekend, and every day, filled with love and happiness… 🙂

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      • Thank you so very much for stopping by and letting us know your go to comfort food. I LOVE the smell of hot chocolate, especially in the wintertime. And who doesn’t love Bing Crosby singing White Christmas. I just watched that movie 2 years ago and found it also quite enjoyable. 🙂
        Hope your day brings you smiles. 🙂

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  2. Oh boy, do I know this challenge. We have a community meal here every month, and I always bring my own – so many food sensitivities. Comfort food for me seems to be anything potato – even it’s a plain baked one. My daughter did make a vegan, gluten free pizza for me tonight and it was amazing. I got my pizza fix.

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  3. My daughter makes a mean diary free very dark chocolate pie in a gluten free crust that I have a piece of every year at Thanksgiving. Yes, it has some sugar, (stevia or monk-fruit sugar just doesn’t agree with anyone else so I go for it anyway) but one day a year it doesn’t seem to bother me – I used to have a sip of a really good wine, but now I take that piece of pie and enjoy every bite and I think the true pleasure overrides the inflammatory kickback I might otherwise get.

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    • Judi, your daughter’s pie sounds absolutely amazing! And I understand the monk fruit sugar – it makes me extremely ill too.
      I would LOVE to have her recipe if she would be willing to share it.
      I hope you have a very blessed Thanksgiving and the pie tastes even better this year! 🙂

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  4. I think my last post went to spam. I forgot to let you know that I tagged you for my Day 7 grateful tag. It will be posted on Sunday. Always enjoy reading your site. Oh and my last comment said tortillas and salsa. My nana always made fresh salsa for me when I would get home from school, so every time I have some now I think of Nana.

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    • Oh what a beautiful gift of food and memories your nana provided for you……….I love that she did this! 🙂
      Thank you so very much, I am deeply humbled that you tagged me in your grateful post…..I somehow have missed it but I will go check it out. Bless you for your kindness.

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  5. In our little family, we treat ourselves to a small amount of good quality after our main meal. just a small serve, 30 grams, that’s all, and none of us go on to binge on ‘ordinary’ chocolate, because we’ve learned how to savour the good stuff.

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    • I am so very sorry to read you had shoulder surgery……..are you ok? How are you feeling? I will send a prayer up for your complete healing.
      Bless you for your kind comments……you always have something nice to type 🙂
      I also love potatoes 🙂 Hope today is good for you.

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  6. I miss my old comfort food, Mac and cheese, and shouldn’t even eat the dairy free kind but sometimes I just have to indulge. I’m right in there with anything potato and homemade soup too, though!

    It does really suck to always have to be careful but I remind myself how much better I almost immediately felt once I cut out everything my body was hating. Sort of helps. Another great post, Wendi! 💕

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    • I am so sorry that you have to miss out on your ol’ comfort food too! But I agree, I do feel better without the stuff I use to eat but man, there are days!
      Thank you Amanda for stopping by and commenting, I always appreciate your visits and your kind words. 🙂

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  7. Because I’m from the south, I would have to say chicken and rice would be my number #1 go to. Spaghetti, chicken pot pie, greens and cornbread, buttered biscuits …These are my “comfort” foods…Now I have lots of other tastes…steak, seafood, chicken and dumplings, pizza, Chinese, dishes, Mex…and lots more! 😋

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  8. Ha! Well…I have stopped purposefully eating sweetened foods (even with non-carbs) just because it can lead to the same bad eating habits that put me into pre-diabetes. BUT! I have have been ordered (by Robin) to enjoy this Thanksgiving’s offerings, since you know…so much work goes into it.
    I’ve been low carb for a year and keto since April.
    I agreed to the typical starches…mashed potatoes and stuffing (rubbing hands together)…but when the desserts come out…. oh my! Likely a (thin) slice of apple pie…whipped cream…pumpkin too and someone ALWAYS makes a chocolate something! heaven on earth
    And afterwards….maybe I’ll build a new roof or something….

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    • I love how you have worked hard to take control over the food you consume. I know that is a difficult task at times. I am happy to read you are going to be able to partake in all of the holiday foods 🙂
      And yes, building a house after all the goodies would be beneficial to all of us!
      Thank you Mark for taking time to stop by and comment. I wish you and yours a very blessed Thanksgiving week!

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      • and you too Wendi… I hope you have a good holiday

        Robin has been on her low dose Naltrexone for a couple of months and it seems to be helping her fibromyalgia/cf/Hashimoto symptoms. It is still a life of planning for exertion/recovery….but the fact that she has taken on this meal for the family is a good sign. So far so good

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      • Thank you so very much Mark. I am so very happy to read that Robin is doing better! 🙂 Is this your girlfriend (I am so very sorry, I can’t remember)
        I can’t wait to read about what you build after your Thanksgiving meal 🙂

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  9. Sadly, Wendi, I don’t have a go to food right now for cheer. I wish! I’m on such a strict diet and I don’t dare deter from it because the chances I will have a food allergic reaction is high. OH to have a piece of pizza …. my mouth waters just to think about it. The other day Hubby had chip dip out and I just wanted to dive in. Little by little as my guidance tells me, I’m introducing one new food back into my diet very very slowly. Hopefully over time I can enjoy pizza again. Right now I am eating zero dairy and no red sauce at all. As for pepperoni ….. again my mouth is watering.

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  10. Any discussion of food draws me in. What is my comfort food? Anything not moving away from me. I find most of my comfort in food and I like most everything and am unfortunately not allergic to anything, Sweet, salty or slightly spicy is on my radar. I think I’d rather have soup than a turkey dinner though. But I’m feeding 4 of us single ladies this time so we will go with a healthy traditional meal. I’ll enjoy the pumpkin pie the next day because I need to keep meals small. It’s hard when your health brings restrictions. I got diverticulitis from taking blood pressure medication. I still eat things I shouldn’t but not so often. Happy Thanksgiving, Wendi

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    • 🙂 What very blessed friends you have that you are cooking for – I love your generous spirit!
      I completely agree with you, I would much rather have soup or chicken than a turkey.
      Thank you so very much for taking time to stop by and leave such lovely comments, I appreciate your visits. 🙂 May your Thanksgiving by blessed.

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    • I am so very sorry that you had eye surgery, how are you doing?
      I feel so much better not eating sugar, but this time of year it becomes more difficult as it seems to be in EVERYTHING! 🙂 even meat.
      Thank you so very much for stopping by and taking the time to leave comments. You are appreciated!
      Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving week. 🙂

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  11. I’ve always wished there was a supplement we could take and it would replace eating. I’ve never been a foodie but these days I do crave a couple things, I think anemia has brought the cravings on. Salty, slightly burnt (I know sounds gross) organic stove top popcorn and grilled ribeye steak. I read that burnt popcorn is a common craving for anemic people and once it’s leveled out the cravings go away. That’s about it for me, now sweets are a whole different story. 😁

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    • Oh my goodness, I was just telling my husband that this week! I don’t like eating, I would rather take a pill and just not think about what I can and can’t eat, get sick after eating, just the whole thing!
      Funny, I have been craving a steak too, it has been a long time since I have eaten one and I think I am about due. 🙂
      Hope today is behaving! 🙂

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  12. Wow! You get a lot of comments! Wendi, you ROCK! Hello my friend. I’m back to blogging… from my new office in my RV. Yay! The hubs and I are not making it back ‘home’ for the holidays. (We just left!🤣) comfort food… yes, I’ve been comforted by just about any and all food and have found myself to be fully winterized! (+10 unwanted fluffy pounds! Argh!!!) SO. Dang. But I’ll get it off again. Just. Need. To. Relax. Anxiety is not my friend! I’ll be back trying to read a few more of your awesome blog posts that I’ve missed out on during my hiatus. Happy Thanksgiving my friend! 💜

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