I make this any time I, or anyone around me, has a cold. It may sound like bullhockey, but the last 3 times I was sick, I made this soup, ate nothing but this soup (and crackers and OJ) for an entire day and by the next morning I was feeling almost 100% better. It's light and tastey and very soothing on a sore throat. It also has lots of vitamins and stuff and is good for you whether you're sick or not! The ingredients are kind of approximate. Just grab whatever looks good at the grocery/market and throw it in!