Each Tuesday I join ohamanda and post a top ten list. The list might be tips, crafts, hints, favorites, or anything that sparks my interest. Enjoy!

I’ve been battling a sinus and allergy cold since Sunday. No fun. But, in-between NyQuil induced naps and Kleenex runs, I’ve found some really yummy sounding recipes that would be perfect to try once I’m feeling better. Just click on the image or title to get more info.

(All recipes found through Pinterest, because, seriously, I’m an addict)

1. Curry Noodle Soup because I want something I’m going to be able to taste even with a stopped up nose. Plus, the seasonings and spices in curry are good natural decongestants.   2. Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup: because it’s soup, and who doesn’t like a good soup when they’re sick? Plus, again, garlic = great decongestant!

3. Carmelitas: um hello, did you look at that photo? Gotta LOVE some oozing caramel!

4. Crock-pot BBQ Chicken: easy meal without all the fuss. Perfect for when you’re not feeling up to par.

5. Cheesy Quinoa Bites: Yummy Goodness in Bite Size!


6. Broccoli Cheddar Soup: Can we just pause a moment and admire the deliciousness that is cheesy soup?


7. Coffee Milkshake: so I know that if you’re running a fever, you should avoid dairy products, but this coffee milkshake sounds sooooooo good right now!

8. Brown Sugar and Garlic Chicken: so easy! so good!

9. Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic and Pancetta: because I’m craving summer foods and fresh tomatoes…

10. BLT Bites: again, all the goodness in a tiny little bite – give me a whole tray and get out of my way!

What about you, do you have any recipes that you love when you’re sick?

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  1. OK. It is exactly one hour until dinner. Which one of these lovelies do you think I can whip up by then?


    Thanks for linking up!

    • Hmmm, that might be a hard one, but, given the choice… I’d always have to choose the camelitas! I mean chocolate and caramel and oatmeal, how can you go wrong? (probably NOT the best choice for dinner though 😉 )

  2. Thanks for visiting! We were both thinking of food for our Top 10 this week, hey? :) That Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup looks really good – I think I’ll have to pin it on my Pinterest board as well! I also love me some Carmelitas – haven’t made those for a long time.
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  3. Yum! They all sound de-lish, but I’ve gotta tell ya: we just finished up a batch of those caramelita bars, and they are SO good. Now you’ve got me wanting soup for supper, though, and I was planning on pancakes, eggs, and bacon. Hmm….
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    • Oh, but breakfast for supper sounds good, too! We’re planning on having a Wanchi Ferry Orange Chicken. It’s fast, but man I’d love some of this soup today… (first world problems always get me!)

  4. YUM!!!!!! I am so making that broccoli cheese soup! And those quinoa bites! I have been trying to get the family to eat quinoa but I just don’t know what to do with it. These look so great! Can I leave out the cilantro though? I really don’t like cilantro at all. I love that we can dip them into whatever we want for flavor. Thanks for the great ideas! I love learning finding recipes that I can actually have a chance at succeeding with and can pronounce all the ingredients in. :)
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    • I’m sure you could leave out the cilantro – or, if you like parsley or basil, either of those would be good substitutes :) Let me know if your family likes them! And I totally know what you mean about being able to pronounce all the ingredients – I live in a small town and if I can’t pronounce and ingredient there’s a 99.9% chance I won’t be able to find it at the store, either.

  5. Well Emily I made both the broccoli cheese soup and the quinoa bites yesterday. The soup was a huge hit. Unfortunately I made a small mistake with a big consequence on the quinoa recipe. I didn’t have any garlic so I used garlic salt. Yep, not garlic powder, garlic SALT, and I even thought to myself to add a little extra for more garlic. So with all that garlic SALT plus the seasoning salt the recipe calls for you can imagine what the quinoa bites tasted like. Ick. Way too salty! However they were so easy and awesome looking just like the recipe photo and my family would have eaten them had they not been so salty. Actually some people did still eat them then washed them down with a keg of water. But really great recipes. I will make them both again, without the extra salt of course. :)

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  7. Hi do you have the link or a picture of the broccoli cheese soup recipe? The link is dead :( I’ve made it before but didn’t save it.. Please help!!!

  8. Hi – this is a lovely list of recipes, but I’m really concerned about the fact that you included most of them as part of a list for when someone’s sick. A lot of the items on this list will only make a sick person feel worse, or make them GET worse (dairy? like the milkshake, any of the cheese items; pasta; all that brown sugar; caramel/chocolate wtf?), so I’d really encourage you to change the title of this post to something like comfort food; because that’s what this list is, not a list of good items to help you overcome some sort of illness/cold. No one who’s sick should be eating over half of what’s on the list.

    • You are so right. I originally wrote this post while I was sick and was craving these items – I have updated the title to reflect this, and am working on a new post with recipes that I enjoy eating while I’m sick. Thank you for pointing this out!

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