- Sadia Behzad
5 Warm & Cozy Dinners That Will Comfort You To Your Core
Impossible boss. Difficult colleagues. Challenging customers. Unreasonable partner. Gray, rainy days. Dark, cold nights. We’ll be honest - we don’t have a magic pill for your workplace blahs or life mehs.
But in this article, we have rounded up 5 classic comfort foods from around the world for you to try when you have a case of blues. From rich, creamy pastas and casseroles to warm, hearty stews and one-pot dishes, these meals are not just fuel for the body or a burst of flavors on your palate - it’s a big plateful of love and warmth delivered fresh to your doorstep or served hot on your table, at our restaurant. 1) Newburg Sauce Pasta When it comes to Italian food, pasta, hands down, tops the list of favorites for everybody. Newburg Sauce Pasta comprises your favorite cooked pasta tossed in a rich, creamy, and spicy sauce made with tomato pronto, cooking cream, red chili flakes, and smoked paprika powder. Enriched with cherry tomatoes, black olives, fresh basil, and freshly-shaved Parmesan cheese, this dish is sure to brighten up your mood on a low energy day. We’d say it’s comfort food, alright!
2) Grilled Chicken Chasseur
This classic French recipe is a tasty tale of romance between succulent chicken and mushrooms, cooked in a rich, garlicky broth, which, by the way, is pretty delicious, in, and of itself!
When served with herbed rice and grilled veggies, this warm and hearty stew is comfort food at its finest.
3) Khow Suey
Although the name sounds fancy and outlandish, the rustic and earthy flavors of this recipe make it quite comforting. Originated in the north of Thailand, Khow Suey combines a delicately spiced coconut milk broth, curried meat or vegetables, and boiled noodles. It is usually served with several toppings such as crispy fried noodles, crispy fried onions, roasted red chili powder, and lime wedges.
4) Pot-braised Beef Stroganoff
Tender braised beef and perfectly browned mushrooms together in a rich, savory, garlicky cream sauce. For those days when you’re craving some good old-fashioned comfort food, you can’t possibly think of anything better than a big bowl of beef stroganoff and herbed rice.
5) Italian Meatball Casserole
This heart, meaty, saucy, and cheesy casserole is just the non-fuss friend you need on a cold and lonely evening. To top it off, the thick layer of golden melted cheese on the top will have you drooling all over.
One spoonful of this dish is guaranteed to bring back your fondest childhood memories.