As the weather gets warmer and we poke our heads out to test the first signs of spring, it takes some of us a little longer than others to completely shed the wrappings of winter. I, being just such a person would like to toast a last hoorah to cooler days and pay tribute to the comfort foods that have kept us warm and happy all winter.
When I think of comfort foods, many fond recipes come to mind but for this tribute, I’ve selected my top five favorite warm your tummy meals that I keep on my personal , ‘Recipe Favorites’ list. Plan these meals over the next few weeks as you tip your hat to winter and say ‘hello’ to the new spring season.
Top Five Feel Good Meals
Chicken Lasagne with Pesto
This is my hands down favorite lasagna recipe! Superb in flavor and the cheesiest dish this side of Italy, this recipe is always a hit. We use Tinkyada’s rice lasagna style noodles.
If you like it spicy, this recipe will not disappoint you! This is not your grandma’s meatloaf! This meatloaf is so good, I’ve served it a parties.
Turkey Pot Pie
What can I say about this recipe other than it is truly a gluten-free wonder. The crust is flaky and perfect and if this doesn’t warm you body and soul, you’re in trouble!
Halibut w/Tomato-Spinach Sauce
I know this doesn’t sound like typical ‘comfort food’, but believe me it is! The halibut sits on a bed of mashed potatoes, surrounded by vegetables and topped with a delectable sauce. This recipe will knock your socks off!
Rich Macaroni and Cheese
This recipe is sinfully delicious and not suitable for low-fat diets! But every once in awhile, if you feel like pampering yourself and splurging, this is what to have for dinner!
After you’ve dined on any of these incredible meals, enjoy the glow of satisfaction but don’t forget to do a few extra sit-ups and an extra lap around the gym!
- Chef Yvonne