I made this soup tonight . . . my kids have a bit of a cold still lingering . . .
When I'm sick, I make a soup - no recipe, to taste - with dried shiitakes simmered in water, plus (lots of) garlic, ginger, soy sauce & extras like broccoli or spinach, noodles, tofu, etc. and a lot of chili-garlic sauce, fresh chilies or sriracha sauce.
If it needs to be GF, the soy sauce can be subbed with salt and use rice noodles & check the tofu.
Mom "D" to DD1 "Z" (15) and DD2 "I" (12) DH "M"
I love any kind of soup really but when I make it especially in cold/sick times, I usually just do tons of different veggies with broth (I love Bryanna's home made 'chicken broth' using nutritional yeast). Little bit of noodles, rice, barley or quinoa added and done.
~*Val*~ Vegan SAHM to DD (2/02) DS (7/05) 6x and wife to my best friend.
Miso soup is a big hit here, at any time. I usually sauté some onion and garlic as the base of the soup, but if anyone is feeling a bit ill, I up the amount of garlic a bit. Garlicy miso sounds weird but it's really good.
Matzo ball soup is delicious when you're ill. Make the matzo balls, then add to a veggie soup of your desire. Sometimes I use only onion, garlic, carrot and celery. Other times I add all sorts of veggies, including broccoli, green beans, zucchini, whatever I have handy.