Soup For When You Are Sick

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Serves: 4 | Total Time: 20 Minutes

This recipe was born while I suffered through a bad bout of bronchitis in – of all seasons – summer!

Bronchitis in summer may seem like an odd occurrence, but it can happen. The last thing you feel like doing while sick is cooking (especially in the hotter months) but cooking is necessary if you want a good soup for when you are sick.

The good news is that this tortellini soup is easy to make and only takes 20 minutes if you keep a few items on hand.

The four healthy meal ingredients that make this a healing soup recipe are cayenne pepper, dried wakame, sesame oil, and garlic. Dried wakame and sesame oil will keep indefinitely when stored properly, and the rest of the ingredients are easy to get if you need to make a quick run to the grocery store when not feeling well.  

Since I am plagued with a compromised upper respiratory system and have had bronchitis and pneumonia more times than I can remember, I always have these healthy ingredients on hand… just in case. And the tortellini and bone broth? These can be kept in the freezer for weeks – or until you need them.

I make a big batch of this get well soup when I need it. Serve it piping hot, and if you can, inhale the steam in between bites. The rest of the soup will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week, and believe me, you will want to have it every day until you are feeling better.


Soup For When You Are Sick

Total Time: 20 Minutes

Prep: 10 Minutes / Cook: 10 Minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 5 cups bone broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 head organic garlic, cut in half crosswise with skins left on
  • 2 tablespoons dried wakame
  • 2 cups frozen tortellini of your choice
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil, for drizzling
  • red pepper flakes, for garnish

RECIPE DIRECTIONS:

1. Bring the bone broth and water to a rigorous boil over medium-high heat. Stir in the cayenne, garlic, scallions, wakame, and tortellini. Allow to simmer for another 5-8 minutes, or until the tortellini is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

2. Use a ladle to spoon the soup into small crocks or heat-proof bowls. Drizzle with sesame oil and red pepper flakes. Serve immediately, you want this soup to be piping hot.

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Healthy Tips:

  • Did you know that the skins of garlic are rich in nutrients and have many health benefits? So, don’t throw them away! Click the link to read more about the health benefits of garlic skins (and the many other interesting ways you can use garlic and onion skins).
  • There is a reason sesame oil has been used for centuries in Asian cuisine. Click to find out how the health benefits of sesame oil can help you.
Get Well Soup
Soup For When You Are Sick

Soup For When You Are Sick

Sickness can strike at any time of the year. Be ready by stocking up on these healthy, healing ingredients that are easy to store for when you need them. The soup they go into only takes 20 minutes to make and is super easy – good news for the hungry cold sufferer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Soup
Keyword: easy soup recipes, fast easy soup recipes, healing soup recipes, soup for when you are sick, tortellini soup
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 210kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 cups bone broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 head organic garlic cut in half crosswise with skins left on
  • 2 tablespoons dried wakame
  • 2 cups frozen tortellini of your choice
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil for drizzling
  • red pepper flakes for garnish

Instructions

  • Bring the bone broth and water to a rigorous boil over medium-high heat. Stir in the cayenne, garlic, scallions, wakame, and tortellini. Allow to simmer for another 5-8 minutes, or until the tortellini is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Use a ladle to spoon the soup into small crocks or heat-proof bowls. Drizzle with sesame oil and red pepper flakes. Serve immediately, you want this soup to be piping hot.

Notes

Did you know that the skins of garlic are rich in nutrients and have many health benefits? So, don’t throw them away! Click the link to read more about the health benefits of garlic skins (and the many other interesting ways you can use garlic and onion skins).
Wakame is also packed with all kinds of good things for you. Click the link to learn more about the health benefits of wakame seaweed.
There is a reason sesame oil has been used for centuries in Asian cuisine. Click to find out how the health benefits of sesame oil can help you.
But wait… there’s more! Cayenne pepper has all kinds of feel good properties, too. Click to read about the health benefits of cayenne pepper.
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