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Day 2--"Sick Food" ideas needed


NatashaRostova

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I'm going to start off by saying that my being sick is unrelated to the Whole 30. But I'm producing huge amounts of goo and my throat is on fire. Besides crock pot chicken soup with vegetables and a metric ton of garlic, what recipes can I make that will make me feel better? I'm also craving fruit snacks, toast, and cocoa, and normally eat Chinese takeout (lo mein) and nachos when I'm sick.

 

I have both Well Feds, and Nom Nom Paleo's cookbooks. DH & I are dragging our sick selves up to go grocery shopping (I'm getting a bunch of fruit. I know it's not ideal, but I'm planing on doing a Whole60, so I don't mind if the first week or two isn't perfect. Plus I have midterms in a week, and don't want to be dealing with carb flu then.).

 

I'm thinkng of doing something with zoodles and coconut aminos, and making shepherd's pie from the clothes make the girl. I have a bunch of mulligatawny stew and cauliflower rice in the fridge. I'm hoping that someone will have a recipe for something moderately spicy (like a step above the stew).

 

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Spicy?  How about a curry with tons of ginger, curry, cayenne, garlic, and turmeric...?

 

Something with mint, like a Moroccan recipe from WellFed?

 

Also, saline rinses (gargling) may help your throat.  Ginger tea.  Tea with mint.  (Hence the flavor profiles I would pick.)

 

Feel better soon.  I can try to give you an exact recipe if you aren't one to wing it and either of these sounds interesting.

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Pho is always my go-to when I feel sick. Both well fed 2 and nom nom paleo's books have a pho recipe. I have only tried nom nom paleo's pho and I made it in the crock pot rather than a pressure cooker (because I don't have one). I took some soup bones and roasted them in the oven and threw them in the crock pot, then took a roast I had in the freezer (something with a piece of shoulder blade bone in it, not sure exactly what type of roast it was) and I cut about 2/3 of the meat off the bone in the roast and put it back in the freezer for something else, then seared off the remainder that had the bone in it and put it in the crock pot as well. I followed the remaining directions for the spices, onion, and garlic (toast spices in dry pan, caramelize onions and ginger in some ghee) and added them to the crock pot. Let that all simmer for 12 hours in the crock pot. Then I put an eye of round roast in the freezer for an hour or two until it was partially frozen but not solid so I could easily slice it very thinly. I strained the broth and picked the meat off the roast and layered it in a bowl with the eye of round, zoodles, bean sprouts, green onion, and then added some sriracha (not whole30) fish sauce, and lime juice. It was right up there with the best pho I've ever had from my favorite vietnamese restaurant. With the zoodles, I didn't even miss not having the rice noodles in it.

 

If you make nom nom paleo's whole30 sriracha, you can make the broth as spicy as you like!

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Like Vian, Pho is also my go to food when I'm feeling crappy.  I started off my Whole30 last month with a nasty case of the flu and my boyfriend made me the Faux Pho from Well Fed 2 and it was awesome!  It totally hit the spot and was fairly easy to make according to my bf.  The leftovers were also delicious and I loved this for breakfast.

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