Too bad for me! I was just getting used to a bit of hygge, too!
If you don’t recall, hygge is a Danish word that describes an aspect of the good life. It is about comfort – putting on warm socks by a roaring fire and sipping hot chocolate when it is snowing outside. that is hygge!
What could be wrong with that? Apparently, some of us hygge a bit too much. Now we need some lagom! Lagom is a Swedish idea for moderation. Toning down the appetite to enjoy just the right amount.
What might a more lagom-oriented culinary plan look like? Not finishing that whole pint of ice cream in one sitting, for one. Embracing modest, simple foods: A soft-boiled egg. Buttered multigrain toast. Roast chicken, probably. Cooking #wasteless and without a lot of meat, since lagom emphasizes sustainability. And what says chill, healthy, and unostentatious better than a grain bowl? Or a potluck, where there’s enough to eat for everybody?
Ok. I am willing to try it out. But after a bit more hygge!