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.
Honey, straight or mixed in a shot of honey liqueur. Not only soothes but it also cures quickly.
KATTY’S CURE-ALL CHICKEN LEMON SOUP
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.