Not to complain or anything, but I was sick. As a dog…
I meant that in the literal sense, since it was Skye who got sick first. Then I got it from her. Of that, I’m quite certain; I’m her primary caretaker and spend a lot of time with her.
It was a case of a head cold, quite bad. I came home from work with a splitting headache, muscle pains, and a slight fever… And I was droopy, sleepy, and sneezy. I was definitely grumpy and not happy… I was not at all feeling like Snow White.
But, but! The story does have a happy ending. I’m so much better today. All because of my Mom! Who is not at all like the Evil Queen.
In fact, she’s the opposite. Can I just brag a little about her?
I’m sure I’ve told you before how she’s into healthy eating and healthy living and all that. Well, she’s also apparently a holistic healer!
She made me some herbal tea, told me to drink it hot, then gave me a pressure point massage. Then she forbade me to touch any of my electronic devices. She sent me straight to bed.
I wasn’t too happy being stripped off my iPhone…but guess what?! I slept like a baby and in the morning I felt immeasurably better! A sickness like that normally would have taken me days to recover from, but one night?! It was a miracle!
That’s why we should celebrate big time today! So, come one, come all, let’s fiesta!
Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower w/ Dates & Almonds from Petra @ Crumbles and Kale
“Cauliflower doesn’t often get to be all dressed up like this. It sounds delicious.” — Natalie
“I’m currently stuck in a rut with boring steamed cauliflower, so when I saw this, it was like…bam!! It’s an easy recipe, but oh boy, does it sound yummy or what?! Definitely will be making this very soon!” — Angie
Chickpea Curry with Jerk Chicken from Ai @ Ai Made It For You
“The chickpea curry and jerk chicken caught my attention right away and in my opinion, definitely needed to be featured. Caribbean and Indian flavors are definitely the hallmark of this complete meal. Both happen to be cuisines I am partial to. I love the cashew and almond milk addition, it is healthy, creamy and velvety in place of the coconut milk I sometimes use. Serving it with quinoa surely added some wholesome and nutritious properties. With the cooler weather around the corner, I know what I will be replicating this in my kitchen for the Fall weather.” — Loretta
Pavlova from Nell @ I Need A Feed
“Nell has surely tantalized my tastebuds with this gluten-free version of the famous Australian dessert. I learned that both Australia AND New Zealand claim fame to its origins. This creamy meringue topped with fruit and cream is a show-stopper! Any fruit would do justice to Nell’s gorgeous pavlova. I love passion fruit and for me the inclusion of the passion fruit pulp was what got me salivating. Mangoes would make a perfect addition too. I’ve yet to try making pavlova, but with these clear and concise directions, I’ll put it on the back burner to try out for a very special occasion.” — Loretta
Peach Mint Salad from Andrea @ Cooking with a wallflower
“I just love the simplicity of this salad. It sounds so flavourful, but so easy to put together. And it’s just beautiful to look at.” — Natalie
Now, let’s party! Join Fiesta Friday #138 by adding your link. Don’t forget to link your post to FiestaFriday.net and the co-hosts’ blogs. Your co-hosts this week are Mollie @ The Frugal Hausfrau and Johanne @ French Gardener Dishes
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I’m glad you recovered so quickly. Maybe your mother would like to share her recipe with us! Have a lovely weekend.
Thanks! I’ll find out what she put in that tea. I know she always travels with her own “healthy stuffs”, that’s what I call her bundles ?
Glad to know that you are feeling better! ? I feel so much better if I have my mom next to me when I am sick.. ☺
Thanks! I know, right?! I feel so lucky! ?
Elaine @ foodbod says
Aah! Mums know best – well, yours does anyway ??? glad you’re better xx
Thanks, Elaine. She is also a dog whisperer! Skye loves her! ?
Elaine @ foodbod says
So glad you are feeling better. Aren’t moms wonderful? Treasure them, they are not around forever – unfortunately.
I especially enjoyed her massages, will really miss them…she’s going home tomorrow ?
Moms make everything better!❤️
Glad you are feeling better!
Thanks for hosting!
That’s for sure, Michelle! Happy FF & weekend! ?
Glad you are feeling better. Moms are the best and they can always make you feel better. It’s the special mom’s touch, just like those magic kisses i give my kids:)
That’s my answer everytime my kids ask, how did you do that? I always say it’s magic! Only moms are allowed to say that! ?? Thanks, Lily! ?
Angie, I was moping around the house too and kept telling my husband about the triple whammy….of course it always fell on deaf ears 😉
We just returned from Seattle and Vancouver so I had no groceries at home, caught the head cold on our way back and my computer crashed. I felt so unsettled….still using a borrowed computer and hoping mine gets fixed.
But am happy to share my pineapple russam that chased my cold away 🙂 I could relate so well with being grumpy, sneezy and a few others 🙂 I am glad you are feeling better too.
I’m happy to hear you’re feeling better, too! I’m going to add pineapple russam to my repertoire and will tell my mom about it, too. I’m sure she’ll be happy to learn about it. As for me, you know how I love pineapples. Why else would I use a pineapple as my logo ??
I’m glad you are feeling better Angie! We have had a bad cold in our house this week, and I wish I had some of that tea. I love the features this week 😀 Have a Happy Fiesta Friday and weekend!
It’s going around everywhere! Even my son who is away in college has it. It’s that time of year, I guess. The tea helped but more than anything, I think a good night’s sleep undisturbed by ringing phones or dinging messages was key. So glad everyone is feeling better! Have a great weekend Antonia! ??
So glad you feel better how wonderful having a mother who is a holistic healer. Lucky you xxx
I didn’t feel that way when I was younger ?? but I do appreciate her knowledge now. Comes in handy when you’re sick, lol! Thanks, Justine! ?
Debbie Spivey says
I’m so glad you are feeling better! Have a great weekend and Happy Fiesta Friday!!
Thanks, Debbie! Same to you, have a great weekend and Happy FF! I hope all is well ?
Julie is Hostess At Heart says
So happy you’re feeling better! You need to post that tea!
Thanks, Julie! I’ll have to ask her. Though sometimes I don’t want to know ??
Hey Angie! So glad to hear that you are over the worst of it! Your mom is the best! Be sure to tell her that! 😀
Oh, she would love to hear that! She is truly remarkable, so young and healthy at her age. She can walk faster than me! ?? Thanks, Julianna! ?
So glad you’re feeling better Angie! It’s hard to believe it’s almost that hellish time of year-flu season!
I know, right?! I was looking out the window yesterday and was surprised to see the leaves already turning colors! Makes me want to hurry! Thanks, Coleen! ?
Sarah 'n Spice says
So glad you’re feeling better! Your mom sounds absolutely wonderful 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend. Happy FF!
She is some kind of wonderful ?? Thanks, Sarah! Happy FF & weekend to you, too! ?
Marvelous features and I’m so happy to be hosting this week! I’m glad you had your Mom to nurse you through! Stress…I blame every cold/flu on stress.
I totally agree! I would love to be able to take a deep breath and relax… The last few weeks have been too hectic and I could tell my body & mind feeling drained. We all need to slow down once in a while, right Mollie? Thanks for cohosting! ??
Sadhna Grover says
Thanks for the party, joining after long time.
Welcome back, Sadhna! Have fun! ?
Johanne Lamarche says
Glad you feel better Angie. No matter how old I get, I still love letting my mom take care of me!
You and I both, Johanne! Thanks for cohosting, I hope you’re having fun! Happy FF! ?
Ai @Ai made it for you says
So glad you’re feeling better. Your mom is amazing! She sounds like the perfect person to have when you’re down with a cold 🙂 And thank you SO much for featuring my curry at this week’s fiesta! Very honored 😀 Happy Fiesta Friday!
I love your curry, Ai, sounds easy to make but delish! And thanks! I was lucky Mom was with me, but now she’s gone home ☹️ I made her promise to come back soon, though ? Have a wonderful weekend! ?
Zeba@Food For The Soul says
So lovely to have your mom help heal you….I miss that since my mom lives oceans away! Glad you are feeling better.
Thanks, Zeba! You’ll have to beg your mom to come visit you ? I do the same with mine, first thing I ask everytime she calls,”When are you coming, when, when??” Until she commits, then I’ll listen to everything else she has to tell me, haha…
Zeba@Food For The Soul says
Haha 🙂 I will try that tip!
You’re mom sounds AWESOME! 🙂 Glad you are feeling better & hope you had a great weekend!
She’s pretty amazing ? Thanks, Josette! Have a great week! ?
Ann GrubbsnCritters says
So sorry to hear you’ve been sick, Angie. Glad that you already feel better! You made me miss my mom…nothing like mom’s touch when sick! Here’s to a wonderful week ahead!
Thanks, Ann! I guess no matter how old you are, you become a baby when sick and mom is around. I felt like one when she was taking care of me. I’m glad I let her! ??
Ann GrubbsnCritters says
I shall be training my daughter to take care of me when I’m sick! :p Have a wonderful week Angie! x.
I am glad you are feeling better and what a rock your mom is! Love the being stripped of the iPhone, it is amazing how used we get to them and how some piece and quiet can be so good 🙂 x
I’m going to try to stay away from my phone or iPad a few hours each day. I think it’ll do me good to be unplugged here and there ? And yes, I agree mom is pretty amazing. Thanks, Petra! ?
Hi, Angie. I am pleased to know that you are feeling good. And you are so blessed to have your Mom. This made me miss my Mom. Anyway, I hope you are having a great start of the week. I cannot bring something to FF today – the past week was crazy stressful (crazy like I was mentally-battered person). I will catch up next party, but I will make sure to check what everyone brought. 🙂 Take care, lovely Angie. x
Thanks, Jhuls! I, too, have had a crazy week, actually crazy many weeks! But I can feel things are settling down. So I’m looking forward to some relaxing Fall weekends. See you next FF! ?
Thanks for the party.
No problem ?
Glad you are feeling better Angie, nothing quite like a Mom’s tender touch and foods to get you back on the road to recovery. With this sudden burst of cooler temperatures, there will be a lot of sniffling going on. I can’t believe we were in the 90’s last week. Oh well, I was wishing for the cooler weather, and it’s here with a vengeance. 🙂
Now I’m blaming the weather, too, Loretta. And I thought it was Skye who gave me the sniffles. Poor, innocent Skye… Anyway, same here…the weather seemingly changed overnight but I must say I’m looking forward to Fall and all the comforting soups and stews. It’s always about food! ?? Thanks, Loretta! ?