Sue Z.'s Finds

We all know soup helps soothe nasty spring colds. When you don’t feel like starting from scratch, turn to Maggie & Mary’s Be Well Chicken Soup mix: just add water, simmer till the dumplings are tender, and you’re on your way to an instant remedy Don’t miss their other soup mixes—salmon bisque and tomato Parmesan are my favorites—and drink mixes, too.

Find another easy soup fix from Kitchen in the Market’s frozen organic chicken stock Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Ste. 107, Mpls., 612-568-5486). Add heaps of carrot and celery chunks, along with some cooked brown rice, and you’re good to go.

If you’re anything like me, you crave juicy fruit, especially this time of year. For the real deal, check out FruitShare, Everett Myers’s local organic-fruit delivery company Order seasonal fruit to be sent anywhere—it makes great get-well gifts for friends (or for yourself).

Sue Zelickson is the founder and director of Women Who Really Cook and Perspectives Family Center’s Kids Cafe. She is the former host of WCCO Radio’s Food for Thought.

Sue Zelickson (Sue Z.) is a James Beard Award-winning food media personality, philanthropist, and longtime contributor to Minnesota Monthly and WCCO radio. She has founded the Charlie Awards, the Women Who Really Cook networking organization for women in the local food industry, and the Kids Cafe at Perspectives, Inc., which improves access to nutritious meals for families in need. You can find her buzzing around from event to event throughout the Twin Cities, helping to raise funds for charitable organizations, including some she has had a hand in building.