I've been working really hard lately to make my diet more healthy. I'm in the phase of kicking my cheese habit to go fully vegan, and I've been including a lot more vegetables in the meals that I make (being one of those people who grew up hating vegetables of all kinds, this has been a challenge). The problem is, all of a sudden I'm *craving* all sorts of non-vegan foods! I've been craving my grandma's Finnish squeaky-cheese, and drooling at the thought of a pasta salad I used to make that had eggs in it, etc... and then I usually give in and make some cheesy au gratin potatoes or something of the sort. It's really disturbing to me... even as I type this I'm kind of like salivating at the sentence I typed above. Gross. I've read cheese is addictive, but... really?
I'm wondering if I'm lacking some nutrient that's causing the cravings, or what. Maybe I'm not getting enough calories. I don't know. Here in SW Michigan the past week has been cold and snowy, and I always crave rich hearty foods in the winter, so maybe that has something to do with it also.
Anyway, I was just wondering what people's favorite comfort food recipes are! I'm looking for anything rich, filling, gooey, warm, creamy, buttery (margariney, whatever).... something I can make to help me get past this stuck point.