Here is one example: Rice with dried Korean radish seasoned with say sauce and chili flake.
And just with steamed zucchini and egg plant.
Some time between the mixing and eating, I find new energy. As it fills my stomach I get stronger. Fiery chili paste burns but yet has sweet after taste to it, a gentle reminder of good world even though at first it seems hopeless and ruthless place. This 'tough love' gives enough 'guts' to face the hard world out there and comforts the troubled mind.