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What to Cook When You Can't Stomach Much

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Maybe the flu’s not letting go, or you’ve just lost your appetite—for one reason or another, your stomach’s doing somersaults.

Mine, too. Here's my well-tested roster of recipes to cook when I'm looking for bland, nourishing (but not boring!) food that don't make my stomach shout:

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Reheated Minestra with Olive Oil and Stale Bread
Reheated Minestra with Olive Oil and Stale Bread
Classic Lentil Soup (Zuppa di Lenticchie)

Classic Lentil Soup (Zuppa di Lenticchie) by Emiko

Pancotto (Tuscan Bread Soup)

Pancotto (Tuscan Bread Soup) by Emiko

Yogurt Bread with Molasses

Yogurt Bread with Molasses by Marian Bull

Blackbird's Bread

Blackbird's Bread by Food52

How to Make Congee Without a Recipe
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How to Make Congee Without a Recipe
Pasta and Bean Soup with Kale, Revisited

Pasta and Bean Soup with Kale, Revisited by Merrill Stubbs

Anna Thomas' Green Soup

Anna Thomas' Green Soup by Genius Recipes

Sweet Self-Care in a Mug (Good for Scratchy Throats, Too)
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Sweet Self-Care in a Mug (Good for Scratchy Throats, Too)
Carrots Cooked Forever, à la Roy Finamore

Carrots Cooked Forever, à la Roy Finamore by Merrill Stubbs

Braised Onion Sauce

Braised Onion Sauce by Kenzi Wilbur

Filipino Chicken Porridge (Arroz Caldo)

Filipino Chicken Porridge (Arroz Caldo) by Jacqui MacKenzie

Fan Qie Chao Dan (Tomato and Eggs over Rice)

Fan Qie Chao Dan (Tomato and Eggs over Rice) by Joy Huang | The Cooking of Joy

Sweet Potato Bake

Sweet Potato Bake by Ali Slagle

Judy Rodgers' Roasted Applesauce (and Savory Apple Charlottes)

Judy Rodgers' Roasted Applesauce (and Savory Apple Charlo... by Genius Recipes

Tell us: What do you cook when you don't feel like eating much?