I finally got sick last week and it lasted for a good 5 days. I wasn't wanting to make a new meal each time I ate, and I didn't want to create lots of dishes and I had already eaten myself into a naughty "cookie comfort food coma", so that made me feel even ickier. I forgot about the obvious "What to eat when you are sick" food and that was soup! I live in Canada and the chilly weather makes warm soup even more enticing. Plus, I could make a big batch of soup that would last me at least 2-3 days and minimize food prep I had to do while sick.
Once I made a few servings worth of the soup recipe mentioned below, I stored it in mason jars that I had been saving to drink green smoothies out of. Most of them came from tomato sauces or pickled vegetables. I wasn't planning on eating this way, but I found that it is very nice to simply drink the soup out of the mason jar instead of transferring it into a bowl and eating it with a spoon. I already drink green smoothies for breakfast a lot of the time, but this morning I replaced that cold beverage with some warmed up curry ginger soup and drank it from the mason jar. (I did warm it up slightly in a pot first so it wasn't cold) This isn't a new idea, obviously, but I had never actually done it before. It makes for an easy "to go" meal that is super healthy and comforting in the chilly weather and/or when you're sick. Anyway, enough rambling! Here is the recipe:
Curry Ginger Carrot Cauliflower Soup
- 1/2 head cauliflower, chopped into pieces
- 2 large carrots, chopped
- 1 cube mushroom/vegan bouillon, optional
- 1 tbs curry powder
- 1" piece ginger, peeled
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tbs nutritional yeast, optional
- 2-4 cups water (depending on how thick you like your soup)
- Add all ingredients into a pot, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer with the lid on and cook for about 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are relatively soft.
- Allow to cool off a bit and transfer into a Vitamix or blender (you may have to do it in a couple of batches) and puree until smooth. You may want to leave it slightly chunky, but since the veggies are already soft, it'll still be easy to sip out of a mason jar, if that's how you choose to eat/drink it.
- Allow soup to fully cool before transferring to the fridge. You can also store some in freezer-safe containers in the freezer.
Plus, 2 of my favourite Soup Recipes: