Howdy folks! That little head cold I mentioned a couple of posts ago? … turned into a full-blown sinus infection. Shows what happens when you let yourself get run down… or just breathe in the wrong germ, I guess! But unless I’m sick to my stomach, I don’t see illness as a reason not to eat… I don’t buy into that “feed a fever, starve a cold” thing… or is it the other way around, I can never remember!
So even though my appetite was “low” (for me,) I still ate…
Banana oat cookies (I made them smaller for a change, and put chia seeds in this time), along with Vitamin-C-rich papaya, and coffee, to try to bump my energy up a little. It didn’t work.
My activities of the day involved sleeping, reading Harry Potter books, and… oh, I guess that was pretty much it.
Mid-morning I had my green smoothie. I added protein powder to this one because I’ve been a little low on protein for the past couple of days. It also had a lot of mint in it and with the frozen pineapple it was so refreshing!
After that I thought about doing something productive, like work on my continuing ed module… but the pull of bed was just too great.
My late lunch was curried pumpkin soup with leftover tofu satay & coconut rice, along with a simple salad and fresh buko juice. The salad dressing was a blend of tomato chili jam and peanut sauce, strange-sounding but so good! You know that game I mentioned a while back where I try to empty out as many Tupperwares as possible at lunchtime? Well, I still play it. Today I managed 4: the rest of the soup, rice, tofu, and the salad dressing container. Sometimes silly little things like this can make you feel better!
I thought I should plug some more Vitamin C into myself, so I ate several slices of pomelo in the afternoon.
Bernadette noticed how much I was coughing, and offered to make me the Filipino’s home remedy for severe coughs: raw garlic, honey, and calamansi juice. The combination of the vitamin C in the citrus juice, the anti-bacterial properties of raw garlic, and throat-soothing effects of the honey was amazing. Nature’s medicine!
Dinner actually turned out pretty well, considering! I roasted a bunch of veggies, steamed some quinoa, and made a quick curried tahini sauce. I threw this all together with a can of chickpeas for protein and voila, there was dinner, with enough for leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
I took another dose of Filipino cough medicine as a nightcap…
Here’s to feeling better!