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Favourite Comfort Food when Sick

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katebar

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This was posted on another forum but i thought it would be neat to see if we differ from country to country in what makes us ''feel better'' when we are sick.
Here is my list:
Soup preferably zucchini or pumpkin
Grilled cheese on toast with great bread really good mature cheddar with a dash of cayenne pepper
Welsh rarebit (prepared by someone else as too much effort for the ill)
Vegemite soldiers
 

Kaleigh

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Date: 3/24/2009 12:33:17 AM
Author:katebar
This was posted on another forum but i thought it would be neat to see if we differ from country to country in what makes us 'feel better' when we are sick.
Here is my list:
Soup preferably zucchini or pumpkin
Grilled cheese on toast with great bread really good mature cheddar with a dash of cayenne pepper
Welsh rarebit (prepared by someone else as too much effort for the ill)
Vegemite soldiers
Hehe!! If it's a stomach bug none of that would do.

Are we talking about a cold, or the flu??

When I am sick, I have to have chicken broth steaming hot, and saltines.

If my tummy is queasy, gingerale, chicken broth and saltines.

Flu? I am so miserable, I barely eat anything.

When I faked sick as kid, well that's a whole new thread!!!!
I had it down to a science.
 

E B

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Not taking my food ''limitations'' into account?

Creamy tomato basil soup with a side of thick-cut, crusty bread for dipping.
 

ice-queen

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Chicken Noodle Soup!!!

Your list of "feel better" foods would be the last things I would want when I''m sick! No offense, LOL!!! I''m sure it''s a cultural difference- I''m in the US.
 

katebar

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This is not queasy stomach bug food but flu and feeling tired and achy.
 

HollyS

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Cold -- chicken soup and hot tea.

Flu -- ugh! Food? Phooey! Jello, maybe. Two days later.


Depressed -- chocolate of course! Or ice cream.
 

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Soup either chicken or a veggie of some kind and cups of tea with lots of honey in it.

Flat lemonade always makes me feel good as well :).
 

qtiekiki

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Cream of Chicken soup is the best, but any soups will do.
Chinese rice porridge.
Hot tea with lemon and honey.
 

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Hungover sick - full Irish fry

Sick tummy - crisps and cheese or toasted cheese sambo with mayonaisse

Cold/flu- soup.
 

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Date: 3/24/2009 12:59:21 AM
Author: HollyS
Cold -- chicken soup and hot tea.

Flu -- ugh! Food? Phooey! Jello, maybe. Two days later.


Depressed -- chocolate of course! Or ice cream.
Me, too!
 

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Firstly, what''s "welch rarebit?"

My comfort foods for a cold are:
Chicken Soup w/ white rice (homemade) OR Ramen noodle soup that I hide way in the back of the pantry so my FI doesn''t see it because when I''m sick I don''t care if it IS packed w/ msg and preservatives...
Grilled cheese and tomato sandwich
Pizza (I know, Im terrible)
Crackers w/ butter and berry preserves

When I have the flu the last thing I want is food.
 

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Mmmm Welsh Rarebit is like cheddar cheese fondue over toast. It''s got cheese and beer in it. It''s so yummy!

Cold-Campbell''s chicken noodle soup, Premium brand saltines, and Canada Dry ginger ale

Flu-Maybe tea and toast if I can stomach it (usually not though)

Hangover-Mama''s pancake breakfast from Cracker Barrel

Stomach bug-toast/crackers and ginger ale
 

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Date: 3/24/2009 6:41:25 AM
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Hungover sick - full Irish fry

Sick tummy - crisps and cheese or toasted cheese sambo with mayonaisse

Cold/flu- soup.
I''m surprised at the posters who want cheese when they''re sick. Is this a U.K. thing? Kind of ''how you were raised''? I avoid milk products with a sick tummy. Shoot, I avoid food!
 

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Okay, kinda gross but I ALWAYS want Top Ramen when I have a cold. Not sure why. Haha.
 

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Mine are chicken noodle soup, but ONLY from Eat N'' Park (seriously, there is nothing like their noodles, but I think they only exist on the east coast) and peanut butter toast, or toast with butter and jelly.
 

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If I have a cold I want some sort of spicy asian noodles (typically the kind that come in a box which you can microwave in 2 minutes, but not ramen), or grilled cheese and tomato soup. If I have a flu bug there is no way I want to eat anything for at least 24 hours, and after that I have little to no appetite for days... If I''m stressed out or depressed I seem to crave fried foods or my favorite pizza du jour. I''m in the U.S.
 

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I think cheesy potato soup...

Also, mac and cheese- the home made kind.

If I am throwing up- WATER. The above are just if I am feeling lousy..
 

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Well, it used to be tomato soup, but I had an unfortunate experience with trying to eat that too soon after a recent stomach bug


Probably my all-time top favorite is regular pasta, small shape (I love the small shells, and normally only eat whole wheat pasta), with just a little bit of butter and some salt.
 

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mmmm...chocolate is food, right?
Chocolate!

And anything hot and filling, like soup... I love tea when I''m sick, too.
 

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When I am sick, I crave my mother''s homemade potato soup. She always made it for me when I was sick as a kid. She would cut potatoes into small chunks and cook them in milk until they got soft, and add butter, salt and pepper for flavor. It is such a simple recipe, but it has never tasted right when I make it.
 

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Husband would make me toast w/strawberry jelly when I had a yucky tummy..no butter or anything b/c Dr said dairy would make it worse. And Progresso chicken noodle soup b/c it has more flavor than Campbells, in a big coffee mug so I can sip the broth first. 7up and crackers. The achy/fever/chills kind of flu, I think it would be about the same, b/c when I''m achy like that it hurts to chew and even to pick up anything to eat it, so it would have to be simple foods.
 

katebar

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So I think we can say that when we have a cold illness soup seems to be the universal cure all
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Of course the Aussie PSers know the therapeutic benefits of Vegemite
to Dandiandi
 

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Mrs. Grass''s Chicken Noodle Soup. It''s the best, I couldn''t even give it up when I was a vegetarian. Also, plain pasta with a little butter, or oatmeal.
 

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Date: 3/24/2009 2:17:47 PM
Author: Tacori E-ring
Okay, kinda gross but I ALWAYS want Top Ramen when I have a cold. Not sure why. Haha.
Because Top Ramen is good! Haha, don't let my mom know I still eat the stuff


Hangovers - Pedialyte along with Hot and Sour soup delivered form a Chinese restaurant.
colds- chicken soup from the can or mac and cheese

I recently had two bouts of strep throat! Och, could eat/drink a thing but I lost 10 pounds!
stomach problems- 7up and saltines
 
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