Over the weekend a cold front blew into Texas. Now, before you Northerners start to feel bad for me (and by “Northerner” I mean, anyone who lives north of the Texas-Oklahoma state line!) please understand that a cold front for me means that temperatures have dropped from triple-digits down into the 90's… I did live in Canada for 24 years so I should be able to handle this “chill” but since moving to Texas I've become a weather-wimp. Wouldn't you know it, the whole family got colds. Miserable stuffy-noses-sinus-headache-I-just-want-to-sleep-all-day-colds.
I've always been told to eat a lot of garlic when I have a cold, but garlic is strong! How do I get it down? I ate a couple of these sandwiches and by the next day I was feeling much better. So here it is… (((insert drumroll here))) My top-secret-all-natural-super-yummy-kill-a-cold-sandwich-recipe!
- 2 slices bread
- 3 Tablespoons (approx) chopped garlic
- a hand full of fresh greens
- ¼ cup broccoli slaw or sprouts (optional)
- half a tomato, sliced
- some chopped onions, to taste
- a wee drizzle of honey (optional)
- salt to taste
- Toast the bread. My preference is Ezekiel Bread (which is NOT gluten free).
- Generously spread the minced garlic over your bread. It is said by some that garlic is nature's strongest antibiotic, so you want to be generous. On the other hand, garlic has traditionally been used to lower blood pressure, so if that's an issue with you, do be careful! To make life easy, I like to buy minced garlic in a jar. Watch Out! Some minced garlic contains sugar and other bad ingredients. The last thing you need when you're trying to build up your immune system is sugar hidden in your garlic!
- You might drizzle a little honey over the garlic, if you'd like.
- Now add a handful of fresh greens, tomato slices, chopped onions and sprouts (or broccoli slaw).
- Put the bread together like a sandwich and enjoy!
As always, I'm a Mama with a blog, not your doctor. The post above is simply sharing our personal experience and makes no guarantees regarding your experience. This blog does not offer medical advice. Please consult with your health care provider for personalized information, diagnosis, etc.