Episode 41: Respiratory, Cold + Flu

Recipe: French Onion Soup

Did Dwight at the office sneeze on your stapler again?

Don’t blame him for catching a cold! 

Getting sick is a normal part of life. It’s actually healthy to get sick every so often to help build your immune system and antibodies 🌿.

But, if you find yourself in a pattern of always getting sick, getting sick at specific times of year, or when you do get sick, it’s so extreme that it knocks you off your feet 🛌… then it’s time to take action!

Your immune system needs to be nourished- deeply with seasonal foods!

When sickness happens with the change of seasons, it’s indicating that we are out of balance. The elements are changing, but likely our behaviors of diet and lifestyle are not.

The fall wind blows 💨 in which will cause all sorts of havoc in your body if you’re not prepared.

Specifically vulnerable this time of year are the lungs, gut, and skin.

So if you don’t transition to a slower pace of life and eat seasonal fall foods, these organs will be weekend and you may “fall” sick with a cold, flu, bronchitis, strep throat, allergies, etc 😷. 

Before running to the doctor, stop and think… 

All a doctor can do is prescribe you an antibiotic- which only helps bacterial infections- most colds and flus are viruses…🚫💊

Instead, try taking these steps in supporting your immune system and respiratory system, especially this Fall season!

Join Cara + Megan in Episode 41 of Simply Seasonal:

  • Why colds + flu come up this time of year 
  • How to prevent chronic sickness 
  • Fall hydration vs Summer hydration
  • Foods to support immune system + respiratory 
  • Bacterial vs Viral infections and when antibiotics are appropriate 
  • Our favorite dish to help fight infections 

Balance, heal, thrive,
Cara + Megan

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French Onion Soup

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Simple Tip: “Always cook with Seasonal foods to balance, heal, and thrive!” xoxo Cara + Megan


  • 3 lbs. (8 medium) yellow onions, sliced
  • 5-6 cloves garlic. minced
  • 1 tbl butter
  • 5-6 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt, pepper to taste
  • 1 qt beef bone broth


  1. Heat butter over med high heat in dutch oven or large sauce pan
  2. Saute onions 10-15 minutes until transparent + light brown. Stir occasionally, season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add garlic, thyme and oregano. Stir to incorporate 1 minute.
  4. Add broth and let simmer about 15 minutes. Add water if more liquid is needed or desired.
  5. *Suggestion: Serve with hot sourdough bread and roasted garlic.

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Megan + Cara

Balance, heal, thrive,
Cara + Megan

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