The Comfort of Food

When things didn’t go just right, when my and my sister’s days were full of sniffles and childhood worries, our Mom would make us our favorite suppers that made everything good again.

My Mom’s magical comfort foods were (and still are to this day) chicken soup and rice pudding. Luckily for us, these classics are naturally gluten free, and no changes needed to be made to these recipes after my, and other family members, diagnosis of celiac disease.

One of the top trends in cooking during this new economy is the comeback of comfort foods – and it is no wonder. Not only is it more economical to eat at home, it also makes sense to simplify our crazy worlds and reach back to the basics. Basics like returning to home cooking, holding close the simple suppers shared as a family, or remembering the childhood excitement knowing that your favorite meal is being served for supper that night. All little things that make us treasure good food; plus all the good that comes from it.

In general, Gluten free and allergen free foods are a lot like comfort foods: simple, straightforward and uncomplicated. Just basic good food that makes you feel good – inside and out. Nothing fancy, nothing pretentious. Treasured.

What are your gluten and allergy free comfort foods that make you cuddly warm, happy and full?


One Response to “The Comfort of Food”

  1. Karla Thompson Says:

    I wanted to let you in on a cheese substitute that I found and my entire family loves it. It is from Allergy Free Foods and is free of all the top 8 allergens. It taste amazing! It has made our comfort foods so much better. You can get sliced American, Provolone, and Cheddar. They also have shredded mozzorella, cheddar, pizza and parmasean cheese substitute. They make my meals so much more special. Having CD and dairy, egg, andsoy allergies we were limited on what we could eat, especially in the cheese department. We tried the rice cheese substitutes and were not happy. This company has succedded to make an allergy free cheese substitute that even my guest do not know its not the real thing. They also make an already breaded chicken (nuggets, tenders, patties) that you just pop in the oven and your dinner is done. My kids love the allergy free chicken nuggets, they can finally eat the food they missed so much, without any worries. The web site is
    Check out all the things they have to offer us with food allergies. Thank you, Karla

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