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What Do You Eat When You’re Sick?


I’ve been a little out of action over the past few days as I’m sick.  A combination of factors including pesky children bringing bugs home from school and the change in the weather has compounded the issue.  So as I sit here typing this post, I’m wondering what people like (or can face) eating when they’re sick?  For me it’s plain steamed rice and yogurt and proper English tea in a big mug :).

My better half swears by his own home made chicken soup which he claims has magical healing powers.  He also likes to make something called a “hot toddy” which is a hot water drink spiced with honey, lemon and whiskey.  Certainly does numb any aches and pains :).

As it’s presently 10am I’m not too keen to make and drink a hot toddy right now (!) but I found a little list of its ingredients that I added below:thechic_hot-toddy

What’s your go-to food or drink when you’re under the weather?



  1. Mine is Nana (Mint) tea with lemon and honey, but the standard Russian remedy is Gogol-mogol, which is egg yolks stirred with butter and honey into a thick cream, with hot milk and a goodly shot of any strong liquor you have on hand. Guaranteed to knock you out and bring you back as good as new! Feel better!

  2. Hot “lemonade” made with hot water, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, honey and cinnamon. Soothes sore throats and knocks the chill off. Sip hot chicken broth in a cup works well also! Feel better soon!

  3. Orange giner chicken broth with some noodles and maybe a few veggies. And I learned this recipe and I swear by it in the cold weather: combine two mugs of water, two green onions, some sliced ginger, and a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar in a pot and boil it until the liquid reduces by half. It is soooooooo good.

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