I’m going to sing the praises of the potato. I’m sure it’s already been done, but as a comfort food, it just can’t be beat. It’s versatility and ability to replace other (often high fat) ingredients make it an indispensible staple. Using a potato in a creamy soup can reduce or eliminate the milk or cream needed to thicken the broth. A potato can be a starch serving, a salad, or a vessel for cheesy or bacon-y goodness. A simple baked potato with the traditional salt and butter, or a heart healthy olive oil, can be a side dish to be reckoned with. It is among the solutions to all of life’s troubles.