Even though the sun is finally shining in Hanoi, everyone around me is sick. Husband, kids, co-workers: coughing, feverish, and contagious. And here’s me, Doña Purell, using antibiotic hand gel like it’s going out of style.
In an effort to stay healthy, I’m chugging vitamin C like it’s my job. Watermelon and apple smoothie for breakfast, lemon ginger tea, and apple/ginger/carrot juice for lunch. Which got me thinking, maybe y’all could use some Vitamin C and comforting recipes in your life.
Here’s a round-up of some of my favorite cold-fighting potions. Achoo!
- Fresh ginger tea – slice fresh ginger, add fresh lemons and local organic honey. Steep. Enjoy!
- Emergen-C – chug this stuff the minute you start feeling sick.
- Phở Gà – the Vietnamese breakfast of champions! For under $1, you can’t beat it. If you’re not in Vietnam, try making it at home with this recipe from the The Splendid Table.
- Ina’s Easy Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Croutons – an update on the old school favorite.
Feel better soon. Shine on!