What’s Your Comfort Food?

It’s that time of the year when the temperatures are beginning to drop and thoughts turn to the types of food that nourish us and keep us warm. I tend to love hearty stews and soups just about now while slowly foregoing salads for my main meals. To me, anything stew-like is comfort food and that’s what I crave in the colder months.

Coming from a Filipino background, one of my favorite comfort foods and one that I have passed on to my husband and kids is Chicken Adobo. It is a rather simple dish with vinegar and soy sauce as the main ingredients in the sauce, seasoned with bay leaves, salt and and black peppercorns. The key to making this recipe delicious is letting the sauce simmer for over an hour and getting the right balance in the ingredients.

Chicken Adobo is such an essential part of any Filipino household. Ask anyone from a Filipino background and they’ll tell you how much they love this dish and how their mother or grandmother makes the best one. As much as I love the traditional Adobo recipe, I have been using a variation lately in one of my fave cookbooks as of late, Keepers.   The recipe is sort of a modern-day interpretation of a classic dish.

What are you craving for in these winter months?

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