There's a famous poem by Cesar Vallejo that says "There are blows in life, so strong, I don't know…" and that small phrase always comes to mind when I'm dealing with an event that frustrates me. They are moments that no one wants to live but they must be overcome in some way, right?
Isabel Allende confesses that she calms her fears and frustrations by eating bowls or arroz con leche and drinking hot chocolate in large amounts. Evidently, turning to food to calm our nerves and feel better is normal behavior. It must be because we subconsciously return to early stages in life when we were calmed by warm milk or sweets.
For example, when I feel like this I get a craving for mushroom and red pepper risotto. It must be the carbs in the rice, plus the vegetables and the parmesan cheese that magically bring me to a state of serenity and color.
Would you like to try this creamy risotto and tell us how you feel after you’ve eaten it?
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