There are days when comfort is our sole purpose for living. Triggering this need may be a long sleepless night; a long day at work the day before; a temporary case of the blues; some bad news; or perhaps dull weather flaring up your arthritis. We are human, and life is not always sunshine and roses.
Moments like these call for gentle action. Comfort. Peace. Refreshment. A balm to sooth the weariness, fatigue and aches. Regardless, your mind, body and soul are crying out for comfort and nothing else matters. These are the moments when good food can make all the difference to your day.
Picture this: You’re sipping a steamy cup of fresh, aromatic coffee by a crackling fire, while lounging on a comfy couch wrapped in your favourite throw. Your olfactory sense is relishing in the most delicious aromas lingering from the home-made mac n’ cheese resting in a warm oven. Sounds heavenly doesn’t it? Mac n’ cheese is not your go-to? How about curry? Or roast? Chocolate cake? 😉
Comfort speaks at this moment in time. Comfort has come home, and you are right at the centre of it.
Food has psychological benefits that are not often spoken about. When discussed in terms of our psychology, we hear about food addiction, food fears and fake food lining the pockets of corrupt mobsters.
Why don’t we turn the tables and spin a positive value to the fuel for our engine, the cream in our coffee, the salt in our stew. Food is great. There is variety, exotic aromas, bursts of vivid colours and whole, pure goodness in food, and we need it! It is a gift and we are meant to enjoy every bite. Fresh and organic food is healing, nourishing and powerfully transforming.
Let’s take a poll. Leave a comment and tell us your ‘go-to’ comfort food? I challenge you to be first. I challenge you to be free in your love for food.
Comfort comes in many forms. Let healthy and wholesome food take centre stage in your home. Eat well, and sooth your soul today.
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
— Virginia Woolf