Monday, February 14, 2011

Sick Food

I'm on the mend, but I still fee quite ill. I've been eating from my freezer which is quite a feat since we lost power last week and I was afraid I might loose all the food! Fortunately, I had a gallon of water frozen to help cut down on energy costs already in the freezer which kept most of the food frozen.

The Borscht was even better after sitting for a couple of months! I did blend it a bit to break up the potatoes since they can get mealy in the freezer.

I think Borscht is an overlooked soup. I add white beans to mine so it is a one pot meal. There's nothing better than a hot bowl of soup when you have a cold. I was surprised by how many of you have never had Borscht when I post the recipe in December! What are you waiting for? It's so good and super cheap. You can use canned beets in a pinch, but I love using fresh ones because you can use the beet greens as well.

Have you ever had Baby Beet Greens? I think those might be my very favorite greens ever! One dish I remember so fondly was also another sick dish made with Adzuki beans, sweet potatoes and baby beet greens. Yum! 

I also made a big batch of my Raw Pho, w warming it up on the stove. I'd say this might just be the best sick food ever. Garlic, ginger, spice, veggies. You can feel your circulation improving while you eat.

I love using food as medicine.

What are your favorite sick foods?

13 comments:

  1. Soup is definitely the best thing when I'm sick. I hope you feel better soon!

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  2. Feel better! Soup, especially lentil, is my favorite while sick!

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  3. It's great that you have warming soups in your freezer to get you through the sick days. Soup is the best, along with lots of hot tea with lemon. Get well. Sending healthy vibes your way!

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  4. I love making a really light borscht in the early summer, with new baby beets, their greens, new potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, fresh dill. mmmmmm. winter borscht is good too, definitely lots of potatoes and white beans for sure! and caraway seeds! I think I just talked myself into making borscht this week, yum ;)

    I love brothy soups when I'm sick, miso with tons of ginger, garlic & veggies. and green smoothies! feel better!

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  5. Soup is great, especially when sick! I've finally acquired a real taste for beets, so I'll have to try Borscht again. Feel better soon!

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  6. matzo ball soup it my go to for sickie days. a beautiful clear broth with matzo balls and I like mine with carrots and celery and onions in it- and I am a huge borscht lover, I like mine hot!!

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  7. Glad to hear you are on the mend. Yes, soup and teas are my go-to sick foods...and maybe honey lemon tea with a little whiskey :-)
    xo
    Raw Pho? Can't wait to check that out.

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  8. I hope you feel better! I love a good soup when I'm sick and a soothing smoothie.

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  9. Hope you feel better soon!

    I have only eaten borscht on a few occassions, I must try your recipe! I have beets in the fridge at the moment.

    If I'm ever sick, I always crave really spicy food...but then I crave it when I'm well too, so not sure that's very significant.

    The raw pho sounds just the thing to get better by.

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  10. My favourite sick food is congee, with lots of spinach, ginger, garlic, chilli, and fresh herbs added. So excited to go and see what this raw pho of yours is!

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  11. I found your blog through a comment you left on another food blog. I love how clear and pretty your blog is! Its fun to look through! I would love to see more glutenfree recipes...since Im gluten intolerant and lactose intolerant...not to mention intolerant to coconut! Oh well..thanks for contributing to the foodie blogs on the net!

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  12. I hope you feel better soon! Being sick is no fun, but with all your nourishing food, hopefully you will be better in no time :-)

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  13. Sorry you were sick! I got sick right around this time too. Hope you're feeling better now.

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