Happy Friday and MoFo day 5!
Yesterday I didn't make much in the way of food. My son Keaton has been home from school since Wednesday. He started with a cough Monday night,Tuesday evening the dry coughing progressed and he was very tired. At least he's able to sleep through the night. He had a fever yesterdaywhich I think was a good sign that his body is finally fighting, whatever is going on, off. He had such a busy weekend last week and stayed up until the wee hours in the moring at a sleepover. I'm thinking his lack of sleep didn't do any good for his immune system as far as fighting off anything he was exposed to.
I usually use Umcka cold care or Sambucus Elderberry syrup but decided to try a homeopathic one. I know it takes time to work but I just wasn't feeling that it was doing much for him. I went back to our local health food store and purchased New Chapter Immunity Take Care Lozenges, and
Honey Gardens Apitherapy Honey Wild Cherry Bark Syrup(the gal highly recommended this one). The honey is raw and not heated so it contains the medicinal properties in it to fight bacteria and virises. As a vegan to use honey is a personal decision. Personally I don't buy much honey but when I do it's from a respected smaller farm and usually local. As far as this syrup containing honey, I'd rather give this to my son than antibiotics or medication.
So this morning he looks better, no fever, no dizziness, still has a cough and a bit of a yucky stomache but I think the stomache issues are linked with the coughing. We'll see.
Homemade Almond Milk
So a couple of weeks back I saw a video on The Plant Based Dietician blog where they made almond milk using filtered water and raw almond butter. Talk about saving some cash, this is so easy to make. Isn't it pretty?
This is Holy Basil Tea which they call Tulsi Tea. Keaton and I tried some this summer when we hit up the Farmers Market in Arcata, CA this summer. This is just such a nice tasting and smooth tea with a bunch of great health benefits to go along with it!
|Office before painting. (Shelving was taking down already)|
I guess since my computer is back up and running, we finished our office and fixed our computer, I can finally
post our summer vacation. Hey better late than never. What a great month to post about it too since I have to blog like every day. I promise I will post about it!
See ya tomorrow!