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Jan 8, 2007 04:54 PM

Mysterious Illness Requires Culinary Cure

Howdy Hounds!

My honey is sick. Weird GI symptoms as well as the makings of a nasty cold. I'd like to fix him some nice comfort food tonight. He often neglects fluids when ill, so there's that to consider. Otherwise, I think he'll be up for pretty much anything.

Thanks y'all. Have a great Monday!


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  1. Chicken soup with your choice of carbohydrate, rice, noodles etc. Carbs will comfort. If he can handle some hot chiles in the soup they can be sinus opening and the endorphins they stimulate will also help him feel better too.

    1. sometimes you just gotta make mac and cheese. of course I have no idea if that is okay for GI symptoms, but it's a comfort food.

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      1. re: lollya

        I'd stay away from anything with dairy...

        Kosher penicillin, AKA chicken soup, is good for any illness, usually.

      2. garlic soup (but only if he is a garlic fan of course!)

        1. Ginger is great for settling stomachs.

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          1. re: Main Line Tracey

            I agree, and its great for a cold too! Recently, I had similar symptoms, and I made myself an infusion of ginger, limes, and honey. It was really good, and seemed to help a little bit.

          2. Most any kind of soup is good, but I'd especially recommend a good spicy Chinese hot and sour soup, for the endorphin & sinus reasons Candy mentions above.