Recipes for navigating grief and loss

(also known as regular-degular recipes)

Because you gon’ be hungry after all that crying.

This page has BITES | MAIN SITUATIONS | SIDES + SAUCES | SWEETS | and a moment to MARINATE.

View these recipes on the MourningMeals Pinterest Situation.

There’s something in the griefKit to help you feel less raggedy:



For when you need options

Stuffed Plantain Cups by Mayma, Dominica Gourmet

For when you're feeling creative

Empanada Dough 2 Ways by Chef Zee, Chef Zee Cooks

For when you need something delicious and portable

Egg Muffins—9 Ways by Life Made Sweeter

For when you’re feeling soft and fluffy

Fluffy Bao Pork Buns by Seonkyoung Longest



For when you’re feeling sweet and savory

Curry Chicken and Sweet Potato Galette by Alexander Hardy, Food + Wine

For a glorious pasta situation

Easy Weeknight Skillet Lasagna by Chef Resha, CarnalDish

For a delight that works as a solo or as a duet

Coconut Chickpea Curry by Jessica, Jessica In The Kitchen

For a new quiche paradigm

Sweet Potato Crust Quiche by Kristen, A Mindful Mom

For when you need some sabor

Pernil (Puerto Rican Roast Pork Shoulder) by Marta Rivera, Sense and Edibility

For when you want to summon The Itis

Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken by Debbie, The Jamaican Cooking Journey

When you get you up off the floor, make sure you eat something delicious, okay?

Alexander Hardy, getsomejoy’s griefKit



For when you want to switch the game up

Cajun Plantain Fries by Michelle Blackwood, Healthier Steps

For when you need a flavorful, multi-purpose foundation

Simple Green Seasoning Recipe by Asha’s Kitchen

For the munchies and other emergencies

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes by Quin, Butter Be Ready

For a joy-filled sidepiece

Pork and Cabbage Spring Rolls by Aaron Hutcherson, The Hungry Hutch

For whenever

Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese by Quin, Butter Be Ready

For when you need a grandma-approved pot of joy

Southern-Style Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey by Chef Resha, CarnalDish



For days that end in Y

Sweet Potato Macaroons by Jenné, Sweet Potato Soul

For when ice cream is the answer

Easy No-Churn Ice Cream by Life Made Simple

For soaking up tears

Lemon Glazed Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls by Chef Resha, CarnalDish

For moments when chocolate is the answer

Best Brownies Ever by Chef Resha, CarnalDish

For when you need a citrus moment in your life

Lemon Cake by Ina Garten, Food Network

For when you’re feeling decadent

Apple Streusel Cheesecake by Marta Rivera, Sense and Edibility



What meals or dishes that represent joy would you include on a love-infused menu? Somebody's favorites? Dishes that bring sweet memories or are associated with a happy tradition?

Celebrate someone you love with a joy-infused meal. Eat something that reminds you of someone you love. Enjoy a meal they loved or prepared for you. Have a meal for one or share your love-infused meal with others. Host a love-infused potluck and invite guests to bring a dish that represents joy to them. Share joyful stories and reflections if you’re up to it.

Reflect and write about a memory associated with a meal or dish that represents joy to you. What makes this dish so special? Who has prepared or enjoyed this dish with or for you? Can you prepare this meal? Set a timer for 15 or 30 minutes and reflect in a journal, a blank document, or a note in your phone.

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