Cooking With Cookie! featuring Dr. Ernie Cusack Today’s Theme: What Your Food Says About Your Mood!
By Brenda Quesada and Sebastian Durfee
Cookie: Hello there everyone and welcome back to “Cooking with Cookie”! I’m your cook, Cookie Cusack! What a tongue twister, right? Okay then! This week we’ll be focusing on… your mood with food! With a very special guest, Dr. Ernie Cusack!
Ernie: Hello everyone!
Cookie: How are you doing, sweetie pie?
Ernie: I’m doing well, honey.
Cookie: So, Ernie is an analyst at Bellevue hospital in New York City and, today, he is here to talk to us about what your food is saying about your mood!
Ernie: Thank you, Cookie. So, to get started, let’s say you’re craving some tough or crunchy foods--
Cookie: Tough foods are like steak or chicken: any meat products. And crunchy foods are like chips!
Ernie: Exactly, poops. Cravings for tough and crunchy foods like that mean you could be feeling angry!
Cookie: Angry like an animal!
Ernie: And if you’re in the mood for sugars, that mean that you’re possibly feeling depressed.
Cookie: So put down that candy bar and run over to Bellevue Hospital to get an appointment with Ernie!
Ernie: Heh, that’s very funny, sweetheart. Moving on… If you crave soft and sweet foods, such as ice cream, you could be feeling anxious at the moment.
Cookie: So be wary of sharing your ice cream with someone else!
Ernie: Cravings for salty foods could indicate feelings of stress.
Cookie: Keep those sodium levels low and under control!
Ernie: And last, but not least, if you desire any bulky food that will really fill you up--
Cookie: Like crackers or pasta!
Ernie: --You could be feeling lonely and sexually frustrated.
Cookie: Ernie doesn’t eat a lot of pasta.
Cookie: Because of your cholesterol, puppy! You’re so silly.
Cookie: Well, we hoped you enjoyed this week’s “Cooking with Cookie” with my special guest, Dr. Ernie Cusack! If you’re every in need of any mental health services, Ernie is the analyst for you!
Ernie: Thank you, Cookie! I had a lot of fun being on today’s show.
Cookie: Bye, everyone! Next week, on our extra long 2-hour episode, we’ll be learning how to make lemon tarts!