It may seem like an oxymoron: comfort food that’s also healthy. (Imagine that!) This is precisely what drew us to Simply Julia: 110 Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food (Harper Wave, 2021). The idea that foods we associate with indulgence like pot pie and coffee cake could possibly be part of a lifestyle led by mindful eating is genius – and perfectly aligned with the focus of this issue. It’s so much easier for healthy habits to become routine when they have a sensory payoff, too.
Julia Turshen is a New York