What to Cook When You Can't Stomach Much

February 13, 2017
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A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).

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Lillian T. February 15, 2017
Nutella sandwiches :-0
Ttrockwood February 14, 2017
I'm vegetarian so when i feel sick i live miso soup- i use a good amount of miso, lots of tofu, and some ginger. If my stomach is ok then i also add in seaweed and whatever veggies are around like shredded carrot, spinach, and some chopped scallions
lilroseglow February 13, 2017
Egg drop soup, using homemade chicken stock rich in gelatin. So good. Or if I'm out of eggs I simmer some orzo in the stock until it's soft and way past al dente.
Verene February 13, 2017
I make my Red Lentil Carrot Soup, which is delicious (if I do say so myself) and definitely gentle on sensitive stomachs (something I have a lot of experience with). It's also one of my default comfort foods even when my stomach is feeling fine. I actually just posted it to food52 yesterday (my first recipe here)!
issybee February 13, 2017
Good options. I heat up a bowl of homemade chicken stock and add leftover pasta or rice, or I spread half a banana on a piece of unbuttered toast. Pho always hits the spot too!