One of the reasons for my various long hiatuses (hiati?), besides my stressful day job, is that I have gotten sick twice in the last two months. First, I returned from Brazil with a stomach bug; then, I found myself with a terrible flu during my Yule holiday. Well, I admit, I did resort to some Advil to bring my fever down while I had the flu, but I also made sure to eat plenty of nourishing foods.
Illness and Comfort
The best of the nourishing sick foods is probably soup. Nourishing soup is made with homemade bone broth. I had both chicken and duck broth in my freezer, and was particularly stocked because I had cooked both a chicken and a duck within a week of getting sick. Since we eat a lot of beef, and I don’t purchase many beef bones, this was a wonderful coincidence.
For my get-well soup, I boiled some soba (buckwheat) noodles and steamed some kale. I simmered the broth with some tamari and sliced ginger. Then, I put noodles, kale, and chopped leftover chicken in a bowl, topped them with raw green onions and garlic, and ladled the hot broth over them. I forgot to take a picture of this, but a hard boiled egg is a wonderful way to finish it off.
How is your cold and flu season going? I hope this soup finds you in good health, or brings you back to it!
(This post is part of Real Food Wednesdays at Kelly the Kitchen Kop)