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

CharmeDuSud Sep 8, 2012 11:00 PM

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. ipsedixit RE: CharmeDuSud Sep 8, 2012 11:07 PM

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

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      iL Divo RE: ipsedixit Sep 9, 2012 03:41 PM

      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.

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        iL Divo RE: iL Divo Feb 13, 2013 08:53 AM

        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. coll RE: CharmeDuSud Sep 9, 2012 12:13 AM

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

      1. kattyeyes RE: CharmeDuSud Sep 9, 2012 06:15 AM


        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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          Ruth Lafler RE: kattyeyes Sep 9, 2012 11:32 AM

          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.

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          pine time RE: CharmeDuSud Sep 9, 2012 06:34 AM

          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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            huiray RE: pine time Sep 9, 2012 10:51 AM

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

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            James Cristinian RE: CharmeDuSud Sep 9, 2012 10:43 AM

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

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              huiray RE: James Cristinian Sep 9, 2012 10:51 AM

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

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                James Cristinian RE: huiray Sep 9, 2012 11:06 AM

                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.

            2. fmed RE: CharmeDuSud Sep 9, 2012 10:56 AM

              Is vodka a food?

              1. RUK RE: CharmeDuSud Sep 9, 2012 11:10 AM

                Chocolate Chip Ice cream
                Fruit Sherbet
                Mint Ice cream

                1. sal_acid RE: CharmeDuSud Sep 9, 2012 11:33 AM

                  Bourbon. With or without the sore throat.

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                    FriedClamFanatic RE: CharmeDuSud Sep 9, 2012 11:34 AM

                    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. Pzz RE: CharmeDuSud Sep 18, 2012 02:35 AM

                      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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                        Ariadanz RE: Pzz Sep 18, 2012 03:22 AM

                        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. Cheese Boy RE: CharmeDuSud Sep 18, 2012 10:48 AM

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

                        1. boyzoma RE: CharmeDuSud Sep 18, 2012 02:44 PM

                          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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                            FriedClamFanatic RE: boyzoma Sep 18, 2012 07:34 PM

                            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!

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                              boyzoma RE: FriedClamFanatic Sep 19, 2012 07:39 AM

                              Come on over! We'll be sick together!

                          2. tim irvine RE: CharmeDuSud Sep 18, 2012 04:37 PM

                            Bombay martini and jalapeño potato chips.

                            1. Felicity7 RE: CharmeDuSud Sep 18, 2012 04:49 PM

                              Kombucha really hits the spot when i'm sick.

                              1. prima RE: CharmeDuSud Sep 18, 2012 07:33 PM

                                avgolemono soup
                                tea with honey and lemon.

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                                  ahuva RE: CharmeDuSud Sep 18, 2012 07:41 PM

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

                                  1. flueln RE: CharmeDuSud Feb 12, 2013 04:13 PM

                                    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. mucho gordo RE: CharmeDuSud Feb 13, 2013 10:17 AM

                                      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.

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