Seems like a timely topic, with the flu sweeping the nation -- and it's starting to make inroads on my household. *I'm* better, but now my baby (OK, my teenager -- but when she's sick, she's my baby) has got it, and my husband is about to get it.
We had chicken soup with lots of Napa cabbage and leeks last night. Tonight, we'll poach some eggs and more leeks in the leftover stock, and the healthier members of the family will have that with soba noodles.
I also made a mandarin orange "jelly" with lemon juice and agar agar (just because it's quicker to set up -- I have plain gelatin, too, and could make something tonight for tomorrow). That went down well with some crackers. Also, she ate half an apple with a little cinnamon sugar.
Thank goodness, it's not an intestinal flu, but what else would be comforting to a person with a sore throat, cough and fever?
(P.S. We'll be going to the doctor Monday morning unless the flu disappears -- I need yummy, soothing food advice.)