Feeling under the weather
I’ve come down with the flu this week: sore throat, plugged up ears, runny nose, a disgustingly bumpy cold sore and to make this season’s treat even more interesting – a weird rash on my hands. You can see how in the interest of all things living that frequent my office space, I stayed home until the generous side of my illness decided to just stand down and not infect the entire world.
3 soups that never fail to help me feel better When I’m sick I gravitate towards soups. They’re warm and soothing on my aching body: the food version of a fluffy down comforter. I’d like to share with you the soups that help me get back to the land of the living even when the thought of food isn’t high on my priority list.
- Jamie Oliver’s Pasta e Ceci – I’m not usually one to sing praises to chickpeas, but this soup is so hearty that I rarely stop at just one serving. The fact that it’s quick and easy to make is also a plus. Make this recipe even more fiber-filled by using whole wheat pasta.
- Potato Leek Soup – This was one of the very first soups I learned how to cook. It’s like a tried and true friend – always there and never dull. I increase my fiber intake by using double the potatoes, and lower the fat by skipping the sour cream and using Smart Balance Light buttery spread instead of butter.
- Ribollita – I consider this Italy’s dumpling soup, only much much quicker to make. And having originated in Tuscany – much yummier too.
What favorite dish do you go to when you’re not feeling your best?