7 Gourmet Ways to Mend a Broken Heart

Life is tough after a breakup. Body aches, long cries, and a lack of motivation can get the best of you, especially if not nourished properly. Here’s a list of dishes that not only comfort the soul, but will elevate your mood with sophistication and the kind of flavor that will make your ex seem bland as hell in comparison.

1. Broma Bakery’s Red Wine Brownies

Kill two birds (wine et chocolat) with one dessert. These are as good as they sound, and act as a decadent band-aid for the sweeth-toothed and downtrodden. Bake, eat and repeat.

2. Carbonara with Braised Lamb

Time and labor- intensive, but isn’t tender lamb pasta a healthy alternative to spending hours poring over old vacation photos and love letters? Bucatini will never lie to you. The shredded pecorino also helps.

3. Roasted Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Thyme and Rosemary

Simple, satisfying, and beautifully fragrant. Chicken thighs are budget-friendly, so you can save up for that Bali trip and take revenge body pics for Insta. Who needs love when you have succulent fowl and fresh rosemary sprigs?

4. Lazy Day Peach Cobbler

Peaches make life worthwhile for me. They remind me of a simpler time when Limited Too was my runway and I thought I would end up with Shia Laboeuf (still possible tbh). Only make this cobbler if you want to forget your romantic woes in a sweet, sweet coma.

5. Baked Fontina

Just crusty bread and cheese for comfort. This creamy, herbed concoction is worth drinking from the pan- I promise. And if its good enough for Ina Garten’s dinner parties, then its good enough for you to eat alone on the floor.

6. Silky Ginger Sweet Potato Soup

Hug your heart with this delightfully spiced soup. The perfect meal to add warmth, color, and actual nutrients to your post-breakup life. Share with the people who have listened to you vent endlessly about your pain- they’re sick of you and would rather have food.

7. Lalalu Cabernet Franc

Do I need to explain this? Ethically farmed grapes, a badass woman vitner, and the consolation that only a chilled, summer red can bring. Earthy, refreshing, and numbing. This would pair really well with #2 btw.

Love your self,

The Iron Sister

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