natural cough remedyRecently my husband complained about a sore throat and a cough, and it was a coincidence that I found this recipe for homemade cough medicine on Pinterest by Nancy.

My husband is very conscious about natural ingredients in food, so I thought that I would test this little recipe. It was easy for me to make since I already had all the ingredients needed.

My husband was of course over his symptoms before I got to test it on him. As luck would have it, a few days later I woke up in the middle of the night with a cough, so I took a spoonful of my pre-made remedy and I went to bed again cough-free.


  • ¼ teaspoon ground Cayenne Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground Ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon Cider Vinegar (an organic one, like Bragg’s, is preferred.)
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey (use a locally produced raw honey, if possible.)


  1. Dissolve cayenne and ginger in cider vinegar and water.
  2. Add honey and shake well.
  3. Take 1 Tablespoon as needed for cough.

Note: this doesn’t dissolve perfectly. Always shake well before using.

If you make this in small batches as the recipe is written, there is no need to refrigerate.
If you prefer, you may refrigerate this. It keeps as long as you need it.

Tina Diep

I LOVE FOOD and better yet I LOVE TO COOK.

I can thank my Vietnamese roots. Vietnamese people use a great amount of time cooking and eating, traits which they have learned from their families. Everyone seems to know how to cook, and they are adept at picking fresh and quality foods from the market. Food is a priority in Vietnam – if you eat well, you live well.

I was born in Denmark, and in my mind I am a true Dane. Danish people cook a lot as well, but they prefer to spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table. I consider myself Vietnamese from a culinary standpoint and Danish from a cultural standpoint (and I live in New York, which is a Mecca for foodies).

My mum is a great cook, she taught me how to chop vegetables and how to just randomly throw things together and somehow get an awesome meal. She makes cooking seem like art, and she is my inspiration for DiepLicious cooking.

My husband loves food as well and he has a great appetite. Cooking for him is a real joy. He has a great interest in everything that concerns health, and loves to point out specific foods and why they are good for you to eat. I will share his knowledge with you. He makes my cooking more challenging, but also a lot healthier.

I offer you one Golden Rule: to enjoy food fully, always taste the food even if you don’t like it. For me it takes a couple of tries to get to know the real flavor.


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