Somehow I’m sick.
I really don’t get sick often (I don’t even remember the last time I was) and originally thought the stuffiness in my nose was just allergies. But…..it’s been a few days now and I’m getting the feeling it’s a Class A head cold. Boo.
Here’s a few of my favorite (sick) things:
Okay…so how amazing are these slippers? But what if I told you to add to their amazingness, you can actually take out the bottoms (which are filled with buckwheat and lavender), pop ’em in the microwave and stick them back for instantly warm toes??!! I found these at a spa in Savannah and they pretty much haven’t left my tootsies since.
Would I be a total freak if I told you I was actually semi-excited to get sick just so I could try making Mama Pea’s tomato tea?! It’s basically just a puree of tomatoes (duh), lemon juice, garlic and hot sauce and I really liked it! The spicier the better…especially when you can’t breathe.
This is Pe Min Kan Wan, a Chinese herb that treats sinusitis and nasal congestion. I haven’t really talked a lot about this on the blog because, well, this is a food blog and I’m not a doctor or anyone telling you how to live your life. I’m just here to give you food porn and recipes daily…not prescriptions. But anyway, I’ve pretty much made an (almost) complete shift from Western medicine to Eastern medicine. It started when my migraines got so bad that I was getting two every week and pretty much unable to function (again, didn’t mention this on the blog because I’m here to raise you up, not bring you down!).
After talking to doctors, getting numerous needles stuck in my arm, trying different drugs and therapies and having NOTHING work, I finally went to see an acupuncurist who pretty much changed my life. Since starting acupuncture I haven’t even had ONE migraine (again, I used to get two a week) and have felt better than ever, both physically and emotionally. So, naturally, my acupuncurist was the first person I called when I started to feel sick yesterday and she prescribed these herbs.
But that is another post in itself….and if you want me to talk more about it, let me know and I will!
I love this tea when my nose is stuffed up. I actually love this tea even when it’s not. It’s yummy and spicy and has a slight licorice taste to it, which I adore. Plus, it really does work…I swear!
Last night, when I was in my sick stupor, Adam was sweet enough to bring me pho from our favorite Vietnamese restaurant here. We originally had a date to go see Fork over Knives in the city but at the end of the day I just couldn’t get out of my furry slippers. I’m fully convinced I’ll feel 100% better after eating this gigantic bowl of leftover pho doctored up with (all) the rainbow chard and kale from my CSA bag. Oh, and plenty of sriracha.
Now, for a completely unrelated note:
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