My mom loves chilli for when she's sick. It's healthy and it's spicyness is great for taking care of you when you're sick. In my opinion, even more so than chicken soup (vegetarian or otherwise :P). It's late, but I just started cooking up a batch of chilli an hour ago. I finally got to visit the grocery store. I picked up a bunch of bananas, a few pears, a couple of avocados and stuff to make chilli with. But I forgot the red kidney beans. Lucky for me, I have a can of white kidney beans… I'm sure it will do.
I think I made it a bit too spicy though. Initial tests are frightening. We'll see if I survive.