Recipe: Comfort Food

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In the winter, I have a real big craving for what I call my “comfort food” – not to be confused with what “comfort food” stands for in the US. Comfort food for me in the winter are soups, stews and anything mashed potato.

So, here’s a simple and delicious go-to meal when you don’t want to spend time in the kitchen for very long. Those ingredients are staples in my pantry, so it’s an easy recipe for when the rest of the fridge is pretty empty, but I don’t want to go shopping quite yet.


5-6 medium potatoes

6 oz of cut green beans (I use frozen)

1 package of Trader Joe’s pancetta (optional)

salt, pepper

1/4 cup of milk

vegetable stock


Peel the potatoes and cook them in vegetable broth until tender. In a separate pot, boil the green beans (until firm to the bite – don’t overcook!)

Mash the potatoes with a potato masher and/or electric mixer (I like mashed potatoes without chunks). Add milk and vegetable broth until you get your desired consistency. Toss in the green beans and pancetta. Add salt and pepper to taste.

And… enjoy!

  1. this sounds like my kind of food! easy and fast!

  2. mmm that looks delicious! i love anything with potatoes :)

  3. Oh yes, I agree. That sounds super delicious. Lately, I’ve re-discovered the joys of cooking. I love cooking meals for my sister and boyfriend, who both come home very late from work. I need to try that recipe, for sure… :)

    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope you’re doing well?

    Here’s to a happy and great week.
    Love, Nadine

  4. awww, totally love this kind of comfort food. i sometimes make it very similar just with peas or sweet corn instead of the green beans. yum.

  5. This is definitely my kind of comfort food – yay for mashed potato! :)

  6. These look yummy! Thanks so much for the recipe :)

  7. Mmh, I totally love that kind of comfort food! Sounds delish!! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs xxx

  8. Oh mein gott ich hab baerenhunger!!

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