A hearty breakfast of leftover whole-wheat pasta shells with sardines and two organic eggs with shaved Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese really helps me shake off the blahs.
Editor's note: I've added another favorite comfort food, organic quinoa. And the cooking time for 365 Everyday Value Organic Whole Wheat Shells from Whole Foods Market ($1.49) is only 8-9 minutes, not the 14-15 minutes listed on the box.
By VICTOR E. SASSON
Daylight Savings Time is especially challenging because it scrambles such routines as when you get up in the morning and when you feel like having dinner.
After we turned the clocks back one hour on Nov. 1, I often find myself wide awake at 6 a.m., then realize my body thinks it's 7, when I usually get up with the help of an alarm.
Dinner hunger pangs are now hitting in mid-afternoon, earlier than during the rest of the year, when we eat dinner at 4:30 p.m. or 5 p.m.
There also seems to be a shortage of sunlight in the mornings and an early exit for the sun in the afternoons, leading to a pronounced case of the blahs.
Taken all together, my thoughts have been turning to favorite comfort foods, including pasta, mashed sweet potatoes, eggs and omelets.