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It’s that time of year—cold and flu is upon us and it’s not fun for anyone. When one person in a household goes down, it’s pretty much inevitable that everyone else is going to follow soon after. And though being sick is the worst, one thing that brings comfort is warm foods.

We all have our go-to foods that make us feel better (we’re looking at you, chicken noodle soup), but we asked Camille Moore to share her take on comforting dishes from around the world.

None of these recipes take longer than 30 minutes to prepare—because who wants to prep dinner when they’re ill?

Before we get to the recipes, one quick note: be prepared. In order to be ready for when that flu bug strikes your family, it’s essential to keep a few of these pantry staples handy so that you don’t have to run around trying to find ingredients in those desperate moments. These ingredients will give you the flavour, variety and different nutrients you need to feel better and warm you up from the inside out. Things with long and indefinite shelf lives, like: kombu (kelp from the sea, loaded with sea salts and natural minerals), bonito flakes (dried, fermented, and smoked fish), canned chickpeas (immensely more efficient than dried), harissa spice, eggs, parmesan cheese, store-bought or homemade chicken or vegetable broths, rice, green tea, dal, garlic, onions, semolina, and dried spices (like cumin, coriander, and pepper).

Find each of these recipes by clicking on the images below!

Ochazuke

Straciatella

Kitchari

Lablabi