Recently I’ve had quite a few friends who are going through tough times. Whether it’s a joyful transition, like a new baby; or a rough patch, like chemotherapy, I’ve found that the best thing I can do is to bring them food. After all, feeding someone in their time of need is one of the oldest, purest acts of love.
I look for recipes that are relatively easy, as well as nutritious and delicious — a win-win for you and your friend. I try to find food that’s comforting yet healthy (no plain chicken breasts, but no heart attacks on a plate, either), affordable, and easy to transport and store. It’s easy to default to pasta-and-canned-soup casseroles, but I’ve found it’s also nice to send something a little tastier and more nutritious.
Here are a few meals that have worked well — no casseroles included!