Thirsty Thursday – poorly potionsPosted: September 19, 2013 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: cinnamon, drinks, ginger, kitty!, Vegan MoFo, VeganMoFO 9 Comments
Possibly due to the changing of the seasons a large number of people where I work seem to have come down with cold or sore throat type ailments. Sadly, I am included in the crowd of malady sufferers, though infuriatingly it’s not been bad enough for me to be able to take a sick day, rather I have a low-level sore throat and sniffle going on, and sneeze now and then for good measure.
Whenever illness strikes I, like many others, take comfort in a warm cupful of something. My daytime choice is a cup of hot water with a teaspoon of Marigold bouillon powder (I’ve mentioned this stuff before, because I have a massive tub of it. I’ve been known to enjoy Kallo brand as well, although it’s irritating that not all of their tubs are vegan.) and about half a teaspoon of dried ginger powder.
Because I have the humungous container of powder I’ve been able to transfer a few spoonfuls to a little jar to add to my stash at work. Not pictured: the remains of 100g bag of ginger I’m still trying to make progress on before its use-by at the end of next month.
Second in my line-up of soothing mugstuffs is a simple, comforting drink made from apple juice, hot water and cinnamon. It’s nice and easy, perfect if you’re not feeling too hot as it requires half a mugful of boiling water to be poured over a heaped teaspoon of powdered cinnamon, then the mug topped up with apple juice and a good stir with a teaspoon. I can’t think of a more comforting drink, with the possible exception of my final suggestion.
Last on the list, for when feeling ghastly and in need of a soothing cheer – make up a packet of vegetarian jelly crystals, strawberry for preference, with the requisite pint of water. Then fill a mug or bowl with some of the mixture, get a soup spoon and start dipping it out in spoonfuls and just wait for it to start setting in the spoon. As soon as a jiggly skin starts to form, down the hatch! It’ll still be a bit warm, and brilliantly comforting to a sore or scratchy throat.
If none of these suggestions tickles your fancy (perhaps you are feeling particularly fit and well at the moment. Good for you!) I leave you with a picture of something I saw in a skip earlier today…
OMG I needed to see this post! I’ve been sick all week! But instead of coming up with good remedies like this I’ve just been in bed. I will definitely be trying some of these tomorrow (fingers crossed it’s the last day of this, this is ridiculous). I hope you are feeling better now!
Not yet, but I think it’s finally coming out rather than lurking, so hopefully will be soon!
Hope you feel better soon as well!
sorry you are feeling sick! my favorites for sore throats are herbal tea and ramen. Somehow ramen is my perfect sore throat food…
Thank you! Yes, ramen is a good one. I’ve been having rice noodles with veg and peanut butter more than usual. Good quick comfort food.
I’ve always heard that toddies are good for the lurgy, but I think that’s just an excuse to have extra booze!
By the way, one of the Marigold bouillons now has milk powder in. I think it might be a recent addition, as I don’t remember it always being there. Highly annoying.
Love the picture – I’d go skip diving for that!
Thanks for the heads up, I went and checked my tub which has a big ‘vegan’ on the front, so I’m okay! Good to remember that recipes can change with no warning though.
It’s just that time of year, isn’t it? Everyone seems to be fighting something off. On the up side – kitty! 😀
Oh noes – feel better soon! Cute kitty in a skip! awwww.
I love Marigold Bouillon powder too, I use it with everything 🙂