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What's the best food to eat with a sore throat?

Sick at home today.... I could take medicine, but why would I do that when I could eat? xD Anybody have some sore throat remedies for Lil Ms. Foodie over here? Any personal favorites? :)

My favorite so far is Cream of Potato Carrot Soup. Yuuuuuuumm.

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  1. Ice cream
    Chilled Jello-O
    Grass jelly drink
    Sour plum juice
    Single malt scotch

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      reverse the order :)))

      when I got my tonsils pulled I was given a package of aspirgum.
      not sure it's still made but helped as I couldn't even swallow saliva.

      1. re: iL Divo

        Chef Milton's cure all soup.........
        unfortunately I am not sure how he made it :( for me.
        one hour after thinking I was surely going to die [being so sick] I was a new wowan.

    2. Honey, straight or mixed in a shot of honey liqueur. Not only soothes but it also cures quickly.


        2 cups chicken broth*
        ½ a lemon, squeezed
        garlic clove, minced or pressed
        1 egg, beaten
        ¼ cup pastina, uncooked
        crushed red pepper
        *I like Kitchen Basics brand chicken stock (stock in a box!) very much.

        If you’re feeling lazy or less hungry, simply squeeze ½ a lemon into the chicken broth, bring to a boil and add pastina—usually about 4 minutes.

        Mince or press 1 garlic clove. Saute in a bit of olive oil in a soup pan. Don’t brown the garlic!
        Add chicken broth and ½ lemon. Bring to a boil, then add pastina and cook about 3 minutes.
        While the broth is boiling, beat one egg in a bowl. When the pastina has been boiling 3 minutes or so, whisk the beaten egg into the broth. It makes the broth somewhat creamy and forms little streaks. Protein is good for you—now you have a complete feel-better meal!

        If you like crushed red pepper, add a bit of that, too. Between the chicken broth, garlic, lemon and crushed red pepper, this is the best cure-all I can offer that isn’t pharmaceutical.

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        1. re: kattyeyes

          Everyone is right about the alcohol, although you should alternate with chicken soup!

          The best thing is some variation on a hot toddy: brandy or whiskey, lemon juice and honey, plus hot water, to taste. Makes great cough medicine, too, since alcohol is a cough suppressant.

        2. When I'm sick, I'm too puny to cook, so love an old fashioned can of Campbell's tomato soup (or just an old fashioned, come to think of it). Retro comfort.

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          1. re: pine time

            Classic Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup - diluted with the requisite 1 can of water and zapped in the microwave.

          2. Whiskey, honey, lemon juice, whskey, precedeed or followed by a shot of whiskey, or both.

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            1. re: James Cristinian

              Yes. :-) J&B whiskey. All that alcohol helps kill bugs, y'know.

              1. re: huiray

                I always get a horrible cough to this day when I get sick. The over the counter stuff wouldn't work when I was a kid, so Mom went to the liquor store and asked for the cheapest whiskey they had. She said that she felt like a lush.

              1. Chocolate Chip Ice cream
                Fruit Sherbet
                Mint Ice cream

                1. Bourbon. With or without the sore throat.

                  1. I would think Ice Cream or sherbet would be soothing. I/c more nutritious.....especially if you add some soft fruit. wash it all down with Proseco or wait an hour or so and hit the scotch

                    On a pinch...rice.add some peas

                    1. Straight tequila or mezcal. They apparently have some antibacterial properties in addition to the alcohol. It's worked well at times, and hasn't hurt when it didn't work.

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                      1. re: Pzz

                        There's always chicken soup, hard to go wrong there.

                        I also am a big fan of some sort of booze (Jack Daniels, Makers Mark, Rum Spiced or Not) with Coca Cola and a lot of lime juice. Also good - dark and stormy's made with real spiced ginger beer and dark rum. Or orange juice (fresh squeezed if you've got it) with either mango or peach rum in it and some ginger ale (not ginger beer).

                        And oddly enough things like potato chips plain or salt and vinegar flavored or pretzels. Sometimes the salt and the scratch of eating something crispy feels really good. It might also scrape down the sides of your throat and then the salt helps to get rid of things.

                      2. Pretzels/Chips (salted)
                        Crystallized Ginger
                        Cider Vinegar
                        Alcohol (clear or amber)

                        1. Keep these ingredients on hand ALWAYS. Goes down smooth and soothing and blends up in a flash:

                          Home made Bailey's Irish Cream
                          1 C light cream (I used heavy whipping cream, which made it even richer)
                          14 oz sweetened condensed milk
                          1 2/3 C Irish whiskey (I used Jameson's)
                          1 t instant coffee
                          2 T Hershey's chocolate syrup (I used Torani)
                          1 t vanilla
                          1 t almond extract (I skipped this entirely)

                          Combine all ingredients in a blender and set on high speed for 30 seconds.
                          Bottle in a tightly sealed container and refrigerate. Shake before using.
                          Will keep for up to 2 months.

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                          1. re: boyzoma

                            I'm coming to your house ...............and i expect to have a sore throat for a month or more!.... But if i feel upto it, I'll make dinner for you all every now and then!

                          2. Bombay martini and jalapeño potato chips.

                            1. Kombucha really hits the spot when i'm sick.

                              1. avgolemono soup
                                tea with honey and lemon.

                                1. sorry - i'm a boring traditionalist, and my vote is for mama's chicken soup - even if I have to make it myself :)

                                  1. Best thing for a sore throat is Fresh-squeezed OJ! Hurts like hell when you drink it, but the sore throat goes away for a number of hours.

                                    1. I don't know about food but, as a child, my mother would give me a mixture of brandy and honey; medicine that was easy to take.