That Hippocrates sure knew what he was talking about. I’m thinking we would’ve been bff if he were still around. But since I missed that opportunity by about 2500 years or so, I took his advice instead to try and nurse this cold I picked up on Wednesday with some “healing” food.
I think the worst part about a cold is the onset. When you start to feel that little tickle in your throat so you keep swallowing to see if it’s just a fluke, hoping it will go away. You sneeze a few times and think maybe it’s just allergies (or maybe that’s just me since I’m the allergy queen) instead of admitting that’s not an “allergy sneeze” (yes, there’s a difference). You think you’re just cold because it’s winter time, but really it’s not normal to feel chilled to the bone inside your car with the heat set to 80 and the seat warmers on.
I fought the realization for a good 2 hours on the car ride home Wednesday night. Then yesterday, I just gave in, cooked soup, baked cookies and let thy medicine be food.
Sriracha will forever be the best decongestant on this planet. This is Jenna’s recipe for Asian chicken noodle soup except with tofu and red pepper. I’ve made her version as it’s written before and it was probably one of the best soups I’ve ever had in my entire life. Skip the regular chicken noodle next time you’re sick and make this instead. Just the smell alone will make you feel better.
Every sick person deserves a chocolate chip cookie. I got an intense craving for legit chocolate chip cookies yesterday and nothing was going to stop me from having them. Usually, I play around with cookie recipes, tweaking stuff, reducing the sugar and butter. Trying anything to basically justify eating more.
Not this time.
Chewy chocolate chip oatmeal cookies from someone that knows cookies pretty well.
I ate three immediately. It’s been a long time since I’ve had the whole stick of butter kind of chocolate chip cookies. I have to say, they taste way better than Dayquil ever could.
What’s your favorite “I’m sick” kind of food?