Tag Archives: man flu

Discovery: I found the remedy for man flu!! [RECIPE]

The last few weeks have been crazy busy for both of us with a lot going on and so I was looking forward to the long weekend to get some much needed rest and maybe go out and about just for the Hell of it.

…but then… the stress of seeing Hamilton being pipped out of victory at the Monaco GP (May 2015) by Rosberg must have been too much for my other half as he “woke up” on Bank Holiday Monday with a brutal case of man flu. What to do?

Last corner before Start/Finish straight - manflu

Last corner before Start/Finish straight

Dealing with a man who is suffering from ManFlu isn’t easy. It takes all my strength and fortitude to be a good nurse and not laugh too much at the sight of a giant dude suddenly being unable to function. I do have a certain degree of sympathy, of course, I am not totally heartless but I can’t help remember that when I have the flu (1 day per year, not every year) I still get up and get on with the chores including driving to and from the stables to look after Madame B.

As the moaning and complaining became unbearable I decided to take action and get rid of the zombie in my bed. After making him drink 2 pints of mineral water, take some paracetamol washed down with a mug of espresso he seemed well enough to be wanting some food.

When you are ill it’s important to be very choosy with your food as this can either help you get better or add to the misery. Ideally you would want to choose something that is simple and easy to digest. Keeping up the fluid intake is also essential to speed up the recovery and make sure that you don’t become dehydrated, especially if the flu is causing you to sweat a lot. Soups are ideal for this purpose as they can be easily made with plenty of organic produce, don’t require a lot of fats to make them tasty and also provide a certain degree of comfort.

So I went to the kitchen and raided the fridge for meat and veggies. I used a bunch of organic veggies with some turkey breast and gently boiled them until ready to blitz in the blender.

Miraculously I seem to have accidentally discovered the remedy for manflu as after eating the soup and homemade bread roll he was up and about again and even brought me some coffee! And then… to add to the extraordinary event he even helped me cook dinner. Isn’t that amazing?

Considering the enormity of my discovery I should charge millions for this recipe but I won’t, I’ll gladly share it for free so that we may all be able to eradicate this debilitating disease once and for all. 😛

Now I am curious: have you ever had to deal with manflu? How did you help your other half to get better? Please let me know in the comments below.

Print Recipe
Broccoli, leek, potato and turkey breast soup
A light and heart warming soup for when you are feeling under the weather.
Course Soup
Cuisine European
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 30 min
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Potato
  • 1 Leek
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 head Broccoli
  • 1 Chicken Stock Cube
  • 1 Turkey Breast Steak
Course Soup
Cuisine European
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 30 min
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Potato
  • 1 Leek
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 head Broccoli
  • 1 Chicken Stock Cube
  • 1 Turkey Breast Steak
Instructions
  1. Peel and chop the onion then chuck in a medium sized pot with the olive oil. Turn on the heat and fry gently for a few minutes.
  2. Meanwhile wash and chop the other vegetables. Add to the pot. Stir. Season.
  3. Cut the turkey breast into small pieces. Add to the pot. Stir.
  4. Add the stock cube and some previously boiled water. Stir. Adjust the seasoning. Cover. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat and leave to rest for a few minutes. Blitz in the food blender. Serve.
Recipe Notes

You can garnish the soup with some raw Extra Virgin Olive Oil, some pine nuts and some strongly flavoured cheese.

We had ours accompanied by a freshly baked gluten free bread roll. Rotary shaped, of course.  🙂

Powered by WP Ultimate Recipe