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Soup for Sick Days (Aka Poor Man's Polenta)

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“I serve this soup on a blustery winter's night to warm the soul and body, but most of all, we use it whenever someone is feeling ill in our house. I find that it is easier on the tummy than chicken noodle soup and despite how weird it sounds, it tastes fantastic. Couldn't be easier, either. Try it, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium stockpot, bring chicken broth to a simmer.
  2. Slowly stir in cornmeal and simmer, stirring often for about 30 minutes or until smooth with a creamy texture.
  3. This also makes a great soup-base for other soups. You can make it as thin or as thick as you like by adjusting the amount of cornmeal.
  4. This soup is bland until you add your favorite spices or seasonings. We start with it like this -- perfect for sick days.

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