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Have Cold; Need Soup

By Sandy Hu
The latest from Inside Special Fork

I’ve been in the mood for soup these past few days. And hot tea with lemon and honey.

I caught cold on Thursday and warm liquids seem to suppress my incessant cough. Being sick over the weekend was all the more painful because the weather in San Francisco was simply glorious; bed was the last place I wanted to be.

With soup on my brain, I’m sharing some good recipes from Special Fork’s database. These aren’t stick-to-the-ribs, hearty winter soups. They’re quicker-cooking and especially useful choices when you need a little warmth and sustenance and don’t have time for long simmering, or when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen.

All the soups fit in with Special Fork’s 30-minute prep requirements. Some can be cooked within that timeframe, too. Others take additional time for cooking, but none need to be on the stove more than 40 minutes.

  • Egg Drop Soup -- this nourishing soup takes 5 minutes, start to finish; recipe includes a quick. how-to video. This soup also makes an easy first course for a Chinese dinner.
  • Chicken Soup -- it takes only 40 minutes of simmering to make this soup because you jump-start the preparation with a rotisserie chicken. Recipe by Lori Powell.
  • Asparagus Soup with Citrus Herb Crème Fraîche -- this is Jennifer Knapp’s ode to spring. Comforting when you’re sick, this soup also makes an elegant start to a spring dinner party. Allow about 20 minutes to prep; 35 minutes to cook.
  • Mexican Chicken Potato Soup - - you can make this main-dish soup in about 25 minutes, start to finish; spices punch up the flavor of this simple broth.

Now it’s back to bed!

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