For about a week, I subsisted on chicken noodle soup and ginger ale. However, if you don’t like either of these options (or just for variety’s sake), these 27 recipes are flu-appropriate. They might not cure you (thank you, Tamiflu!), but they will give you comfort.

And, of course, you might be too sick to cook. It’s the flu, after all! Grab your mom, dad, sister, brother, boyfriend, girlfriend, or just friend and enlist their help. If they get the flu, you’ll return the favor.

Soups

While chicken noodle soup can actually help clear up congestion and has anti-inflammatory properties, most any soup — especially if you’re a vegetarian or don’t like chicken noodle soup (do I know you?) — is soothing.

Massaman-inspired chicken noodle soup


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Turkey pho


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Chicken soup with onions and garlic for the endless winter


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A lighter spinach and egg drop soup


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Victoria Granof’s pasta con Ceci


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Roasted carrot soup


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Red lentil soup with beet greens


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Ginger

For your stomach ache and/or nausea. Might I also suggest some ginger tea?

Marion Cunningham’s Bridge Creek Fresh Ginger Muffins


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Roasted Squash with Maple-Ginger Glaze


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Jean-George’s ginger fried rice


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Natural ginger ale


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Coconut Milk Rice Pudding with Citrus and Ginger


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Garlic

To boost the immune system and relieve congestion, of course! Please note that some of these recipes have dairy and are a bit heartier, making them more suited for folks on the tail end of the flu.

One-pot garlic parmesan pasta (a.k.a. the lazy cook’s fettuccine alfredo)


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Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic


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Sopa de Ajo (garlic soup)


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Heidi Swanson’s chickpea stew with saffron, yogurt, and garlic


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Marcella Hazan’s white bean soup with garlic and parsley


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Toast

Is there a food that’s easier on the stomach? (Probably bananas, but still.)

Crispy salt and pepper French toast


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Toasted peanut butter and honey sandwich on rosemary chocolate bread


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Maple cinnamon toast


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Avocado toast with lemon-basil aioli


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Minty pea purée on toast


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Ice Pops

Your sore throat will thank you.

Roasted banana paletas


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Mango lassisicles


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Homemade berry rocket pops


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Endless summer matcha chia pudding pops


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This story was originally published on Food52.com: 27 recipes to make for someone who has the flu