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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Recipes You Can Make When You're Sick

We seriously hope nobody is suffering through a fluke illness this long weekend. Whenever illness strikes, though, we can recommend these recipes that are light on ingredients and Sudafed-coated thought, and have a few home-remedy healing powers, too.

Serious Eats writer Tressa Eaton, suffering from an unseasonal fever, poured her waning energy into recipes that use (mostly) common cabinet ingredients, don't require sauteing or mincing or anything much, and provide a warming, healing feeling. Her coconut chicken soup, for example, has a few wholly good things in it:

Garlic and ginger both have nutritive properties of their own, and they are fragrant enough that even with a stuffy nose you'll be able to taste them. I love adding coconut milk to hot soups. Its richness ups the comfort factor and there are many new studies showing that this traditional ingredient is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-microbial.
Eaton also provides some seriously easy peas and a super-thick smoothie that sounds like a pretty decent throat coater. For a full afternoon of cold or flu killing, try Kelly Abbott's "Grandma's Penicillin" chicken soup.

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