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Go-to healthy comfort food?

Melissa Northern Italy zone 8
4 years ago
last modified: 4 years ago

When I've been eating poorly for a while and am feeling malnourished, my common restorative food is lentil soup, served with brown rice. It's nutritious, easy to make and in quantity, I generally have the ingredients, and it tastes good, if not thrilling. The friendliest of foods.

When my husband got back this spring from major surgery and five weeks in the hospital, he weighed 110 lbs, having lost nearly a quarter of his body weight, and he was thin to start. He's kind of a picky eater, but he likes lentil soup. I made him a pot of it, and when that was gone I made another. After five weeks and seven pots of lentil soup he was back to his before-surgery weight and feeling good.

Do you have a favorite nutritious restorative dish?

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