Head full of snot. Achy, achy.
If a cold bowl of cereal just won’t cut it, try soup for breakfast.
Whenever I get a cold, I like to make a version of pozole for breakfast. The warm chicken broth soothes my sore throat and relieves pressure on my sinuses.
Traditionally, pozole is served with roasted pork, but I don’t usually have that on hand, so I substitute Canadian bacon. My recipe is below.
1 clove of garlic
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1 bay leaf
2 slices of Canadian bacon
1/2 a can of white hominy
1/2 small carrot cut into medallions
16 oz. of low sodium chicken broth
dash of black pepper
1/2 an avocado
slices of red onion
dash of your favorite hot sauce
I put the olive oil, garlic, cumin, coriander, bay leaf, and Canadian bacon in the pot first. I turn the heat and sizzle the spices in the oil olive briefly. This process releases some of the aromatics.
Pop the rest of the ingredients into the pot and cook for 8 – 10 minutes or until the carrots are soft.
Pour the soup into a bowl and then garnish with avocado, red onion, and cilantro. For the brave of heart, you can put in a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce like Cholula to help clear out your sinuses.
Serve with warm tortillas. I prefer the handmade tortillas from Primavera.