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Mother's Day, Occasions

8 Comfort Food Recipes for Mum

6 May , 2015  

As Mother’s Day approaches, it’s time for all the sons and daughters around the world to stop and appreciate just how much our mothers do for us. As the lyrics of one song go – “She’s great, fantastic, love elastic, multi-tasking, well-worth asking supermom!” Mothers are the ultimate multi-taskers; day after day they expertly juggle their lives, their family, work and household chores. So, to show your mother just how much she means to you, why not tell her to take a break from her dawn till dusk day, put her feet up and watch a nice movie? And why not whip up some awesome comfort food that she can eat while taking a well deserved break? Here are a few recipes you could try.

1) Hot Chocolate

This hot drink is best had in the cold with a soft blanket and a bowl of pop corn. While you could just buy chocolate powder and add it to hot milk, this recipe will elevate your hot chocolate to another level.

2) Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate stimulates the brain to reduce endorphins, also known as the happy hormones. Pack lots of chocolate into this recipe.

3) Vanilla Ice Cream

Remember that stereotype of a lonely girl sobbing over a bowl of ice cream? Forget that. Ice cream has high levels of sugar and fat which trigger dopamine neurotransmitters in our brain, which subsequently cause pleasure. Rather than giving your mom a tub of store-bought ice cream, show her she’s loved by making your own.

If you want to go all out and cook your mother a full blown meal, then try these recipes.

4) Pasta in Red and White Sauce

Pasta is a healthy, wholesome meal that contains proteins that will leave your mother feeling refreshed. If you can’t decide between white sauce and red, combine both to create this delicious dish.

5) Mashed potatoes

Light and creamy, served with a side of veggies, you should be making this for your mother even after Mother’s Day passes.

6) Stuffed Parathas

If your mother has more of an Indian palate, then make her a pile of traditional aloo stuffed parathas.

7) Fried Chicken

Everyone loves some nice fried chicken, provided the skin is crunchy and the chicken is moist. Find out how to get it right with this recipe.

8) Chicken Soup

Personally I think there’s no better comfort food than chicken soup. Maybe that’s why it’s got a whole series of books named after it? This recipe calls for just a few ingredients to make a nourishing broth. If you don’t want to use the whole chicken, you could use half a chicken and halve all other ingredient quantities.

They say actions speak louder than words. By taking the time and trouble to make even one of these dishes for your Mum, you’re saying, “I love you” a thousand times. Don’t worry if it’s not picture perfect or Master chef class. She’ll understand, as always.


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When she’s not playing with her dogs, street dogs or her friends’ dogs, Karishma can be found curled up with a large slice of cheesecake and a nice book. She has an intense relationship with spicy food, and her penchant for sushi and sake is always burning holes in her pocket.

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