28 Dishes to Cure You of What Ails You

Hello and welcome to this thing we’re doing where we help you figure out what you’re gonna put in your mouth this week. Some of these are recipes we’ve tried, some of these are recipes we’re looking forward to trying, all of them are fucking delicious. Tell us what you want to put in your piehole or suggest your own recipes, and we’ll talk about which things we made, which things we loved, and which things have changed us irreversibly as people. Last week, we ate pumpkin.

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Whether it’s a cold or flu or worse, being ill makes you way less excited about getting in the kitchen. But it’s also the time when you most need something warm and comforting and/or full of Vitamin C. The solution? Try one or more of these dishes to heal body and soul, and see if you can get someone else to make them.

1. Vegetarian Congee

2. Parmesan Broth with Kale and White Beans

3. Roasted Squash, Pear and Ginger Soup

4. Baked Shells with Winter Squash

via delish

via delish

5. Honey Poached Oranges

6. Winter Melon Soup

7. Ginger Honey Tonic

8. Tomato and Lentil Stew

9. Sriracha Bloody Mary

10. Cheddar Chicken Chowder

11. Blood Orange Mimosa

12. Vegetarian Pho

13. Chocolate Toffee Matzo Crack

14. Apple Spiced Hot Toddies

15. Miso Soup with Quinoa, Tofu, Mushrooms and Watercress

16. Avogolemono, Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

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via Saveur

17. Roasted Cauliflower

18. Spinach with Chickpeas and Fried Eggs

19. Roasted Peaches

20. Baked Potato Soup

21. Kimchi and Chicken Stir Fry

22. Matzo Ball Soup

23. Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

24. Polenta for Breakfast


25. Mustard Roasted Potatoes

26. Tom Kha Gai


27. Turkey Chili

28. Celery and Pear Soup

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via Chow

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Robin doesn't lean in, she spreads out. Her skills include talking up the movie Spice World to strangers. In any situation, she would prefer to get campy. She's a hedonist, lady dandy, and lazy academic. She has a twitter and a tumblr.

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  1. I’m in wrong place especially that I’m hungry, all the recipes look yummy I would like to try this one Tomato and Lentil Stew, I love to do this recipe beans with meat ball it’s so delicious you can’t stop when you’re eating it I wish that I know how to put the picture in here but I don’t know how. Thank you for the post I love it

  2. Wait a minute you mean I can drink mimosas and no more cold? I am about to go home sick from work(had something unavoidable to do here), and maybe I’ll have a few mimosas when I get home. Sure as hell will help me forget I work up with a cold this morning, or the fact I can’t wear cute bras at home(living with parents and in the closest with them).

  3. When I was a kid I would have stomach issues all the time and the only thing I could digest was congee. Nowadays I can’t even eat congee at all because it reminds me of being sick. Even vermicelli noodles that were super soaked in soup is not doable.

    We also had these packets of instant spicy Thai noodle soup that were the bomb. Cured you right up.

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