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Old 04-29-2010, 05:50 AM   #1
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what's your low carb "sick food"?

since low carbing i've NEVER been sick, but it's finally snuck up on me and got me! not a flu or anything, but a really sore throat & sinus type thing and dh has the same thing right now too. i'm starving but really don't feel like eating if that even makes sense.

other than making some homemade chicken noodle soup (with dreamfields of course!) i'm drawing a blank at "sick food".

what's on your "sick menu" ?
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:59 AM   #2
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sauteed cabbage with ground beef always seems to taste good, no matter how ill I feel... I also like a cup of broth (chicken or beef) with an egg twirled in it.
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Old 04-29-2010, 06:11 AM   #3
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sauteed cabbage with ground beef always seems to taste good, no matter how ill I feel... I also like a cup of broth (chicken or beef) with an egg twirled in it.
Hope you get better soon
Yep it's great warm and filling..I usually do it with french onion soup...
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Chicken egg drop soup.
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Old 04-29-2010, 06:13 AM   #5
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Yeah, I also vote for chicken broth with an egg mixed in. Very comforting egg drop soup. If I'm feeling well enough, I often chop up and add some veggies.
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Linda Sue's cauliflower bisque. I use frozen cauliflower because I am to lazy. Works well
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I guess I'm different, but I like something sweet. I usually have flax muffins and rhubarb sauce on hand and that tastes good to me when I'm sick. Even a low carb (no sugar added) ice cream bar (Eskimo).
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Whenever I get sick, I get a sore throat first. Sugar free popsicles and sugar free jello do the trick (in addition to broths).
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:28 AM   #9
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I love chicken broth with a splash of cream and red pepper flakes
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I haven't been sick recently, but apart from the chicken soup that's already been mentioned, which is a staple for me when I don't feel well, I also like scrambled eggs, scrambled soft in a lot of butter. I drink a lot of hot, plain tea (i.e., I don't add milk, sugar, or lemon to my tea), and that's really soothing, too.

I don't eat dairy any more, but in the past, I often ate soft cheese (cottage) or Greek yoghurt.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:00 AM   #11
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I just went through the same thing last week... I couldn't get anything down aside from scrambled eggs and chicken broth. Feel better soon!
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:17 AM   #12
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A huge pot of homemade soup with lots of meat and veggies. I can't stand premade broth from the store so I make it all from scratch.
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Chicken broth with egg whites cooked in em.
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Yeah, I also vote for chicken broth with an egg mixed in. Very comforting egg drop soup. If I'm feeling well enough, I often chop up and add some veggies.
Feel better!
Same for me, I add a bit of spinach.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:19 AM   #15
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Yeah, I also vote for chicken broth with an egg mixed in. Very comforting egg drop soup. If I'm feeling well enough, I often chop up and add some veggies.
Feel better!
I missed this post! THIS IS EXACTLY what I do!
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Sugar free jello - easy on the throat! Btw, I love your new avatar. You look like your are getting younger and younger along with thinner!
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Off topic (sort of): How does one make egg drop soup? It sounds good.
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Chicken egg drop with meatballs and spinach or escarole.
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I like to make soup from Pacific organic low-sodium chicken broth (I wonder if you would like it, nolcjunk--it's so fresh-tasting, and not all gross and salty), and fresh lime juice, garlic, ginger, maybe some cilantro or parsley, and chicken thighs and vegetables like red bell pepper, scallions, whatever I feel like. Oh, and some cayenne or jalapeno.
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:14 AM   #20
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Off topic (sort of): How does one make egg drop soup? It sounds good.
There's quite a few variations, but the basic idea is a chicken broth base that you heat until just before a boil and then slowly stir in raw eggs until just cooked. You can add things like veggies....I have even added cooked chicken before.
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Chicken egg drop with meatballs and spinach or escarole.
Still a Brooklynite are ya? Ha... love the Italian wedding soup myself
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:42 AM   #22
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Still a Brooklynite are ya? Ha... love the Italian wedding soup myself
Ha Ha yep. Although it was never called that in my home growing up. It was either referred to as escarole soup or egg drop soup and usually had pearl pasta in it.

Edit: Now that I think back I'm not so sure that there was the pearl pasta in it or not. In the chicken soup, definitely, but I don't think so in the escarole/egg drop. I'll have to ask my sister.

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Old 04-29-2010, 10:15 AM   #23
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Ha Ha yep. Although it was never called that in my home growing up. It was either referred to as escarole soup or egg drop soup and usually had pearl pasta in it.

Edit: Now that I think back I'm not so sure that there was the pearl pasta in it or not. In the chicken soup, definitely, but I don't think so in the escarole/egg drop. I'll have to ask my sister.
That's the traditional name for the soup made with escarole. In my family, also from Brooklyn, there wasn't any pasta in this soup. However, in chicken soup we used orzo pasta. They still do - but I sure don't
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There's quite a few variations, but the basic idea is a chicken broth base that you heat until just before a boil and then slowly stir in raw eggs until just cooked. You can add things like veggies....I have even added cooked chicken before.
Thank you.

I'll give it a try.
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:43 PM   #25
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:26 PM   #26
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I make soup.

mini meatball & veggie soup
mixed seafood & veggie soup
beef & veggie soup
chicken & veggie soup

I am not big on boxed/bottled broth. I just add good protein pieces with fat/bone, lots of yummy veggies and herbs. If you cook it slowly it brings out all the flavors. I don't even measure. I just start throwing things in. Its always slightly different. LOL.
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Soup (cream based, of course) or I eat Greek Yogurt. Seems to help my tummy. Hope you feel better!
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:04 PM   #28
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Haven't been sick in a very long time but do remember boiling a whole chicken till it fell apart.... And the broth was just delicious....

The egg addition is palatable too I'd imagine. Get Well Soon!
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If the belly is not involved:

SPICY GARLIC EVERYTHING!

-Kimchi
-pho
-menudo or posole with a ton of spice
-greens with spicy spicy sauce

I also really like fried stuff when I'm sick--so hot wings.

When the belly is involved, then it's all mild soups and eggs for me to. And, if it's really involved, potato. Because really? Staying low carb and puking vs. eating some potatoes for two days? Gimme the potato. I got a really bad flu this winter and potato was the only thing that my belly didn't protest besides chicken broth.

And then when I felt better, I just started eating my normal food again.
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Mashed cauliflower is the perfect comfort food for me.
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