I don’t normally like Gatorade. Ok, I’m lying – I love the stuff, and most other types of flat, fake-orange beverages. But usually I have the will to resist. Not when I’m sick.
We all have our own food cravings when we’re under the weather. Bob at Slashfood has a likes ginger ale and pizza, while his commenters are big fans of whiskey, ramen noodles and saltines.
Aside from the gatorade, my cravings tend to lean towards the salty/spicy end of the flavor spectrum. Soup, broth, marmite, toast. Here are my picks:
- Tea. Especially lemon and honey. Or if I want something salty, plain veggie stock in a mug works.
- Soup. Classic comfort food.
- Hot pepper. And spicy food in general. I love the stuff, and capsaicin, found in garlic and hot peppers, even helps reduce sinus and nasal congestion.
- Bread. Or crackers. Sometime dry and salty.
- Orange Soda. I’m not proud of this, but I really like cold, flat orange-flavoured drinks like Gatorade when I’m sick.
- Garlic. Garlic is delicious, and it supposedly prevents the common cold.
Sure enough, today’s food log has pretty much featured all of these.
Life Log for April 26, 2009
Bircher muesli with bananas and lemon honey tea
Short stroll through Abney Park Cemetery
I decided it would do me some good to get some fresh air and paracetamol, so I took a slow walk to the grocery store via the lush Abney Park Cemetery. Given the way I’m feeling as I write this now, I have no idea how I had the energy. But I’m glad I did, because it was nice and I even got a few photos in.
Yellow split pea soup with garlic-braised spinach and toast
Recipe: Yellow Split Pea Soup
Butter beans and pasta with super-garliccy tomato sauce, toast and salad