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Oct 3, 2011 12:29 PM

Vegan/Vegetarians: What to eat when feeling under the weather???

I know chicken noodle soup is out, or a steaming bowl of pho which would be my pick...

I found myself dating a vegetarian who has many friends/family that are vegan. Whenever someone is sick or just needs a curative and restoring meal I find myself struggling with what to make. I have done lentil/mushroom soups before and i know soups will probably be the common theme..

So now I'm curious as to what fellow vegetarian or vegan hounds make when they are sick?


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  1. Risotto!!!

    I also love making tomato sauce while I am sick weather I do it on the stove or in the slow cooker.

    Truthfully though the one thing that i want the most when not feeling well is Thai food, though you might want to leave that up to your local restaurant.

    1. I make jook with vegetable stock, a lot of ginger and scallions. It reminds me of the chicken rice porridge my dad used to make me when I was sick.

      1. When I was growing up, my mom would always make potato soup for us when we were under the weather.....

        1. Frittata or a spicy daal.

              1. re: mym

                Another vote for miso soup.

                1. re: mym

                  Another vote for miso soup! I have two daughters who were both vegan for a long time - only one is still. When they are feeling blech miso soup with a lot of garlic and ginger does the trick. If the sickness allows a bowl of soba noodles with lots of ginger, garlic and soy sauce is also good. As you can tell I am a believer in the curitive properties of garlic and ginger.