Welcome to Morning Musings once again, a personal post that I share from time to time with a little bit of this and that! The format may change slightly, depending upon what I have to talk about. So grab a cup of coffee ☕️ and join me!
LET’S GET PERSONAL
If you’ve been with me for awhile then you might know that I decided to embark on a plant based diet several years ago. When the pandemic began I had more time to cook and explore new recipes from various online sources. I also started coughing a lot and having sinus and allergy problems. I never connected the two: spicy food/cough and was eating about as healthy as you can! I began to explore why I was having this constant issue. Nothing was conclusive from the allergist and ENT. My primary doctor suggested that I might have silent reflux but didn’t offer any advice. So I started researching on my own. This is something that most doctors (at least locally) don’t seem to know much about, and I came across this book about chronic cough from “silent reflux” and the Acid Watcher Diet book that really opened my eyes to this issue and the lack of knowledge about it! I never suspected this, because I’m healthy and don’t have traditional acid reflux at all! Anyway, I wanted you to know in case you’ve been coughing. I’m on a low acid (ph neutral) food choice plan now and sleeping on this wedge pillow and am starting to feel better indeed. Some of my favorite foods and beverages had to be cut out, at least for now.
I don’t ever want to make my blog “the ailment hour” 🤣 but I felt that if this could even help one of you then I’m doing something good by opening up here.
Credit – Deposit Photos
WHAT I’M LOVING/SHOPPING
Since many of you do shop Amazon, I’m not sure if you’re aware but it’s Amazon Prime Early Access Day with 2 days of big deals for Prime members! Personally I’m not doing much holiday shopping now but I am always searching for the best prices on things that I need around here! Amazon is my top go-to source for that and I rely on Prime for even my grocery delivery these days (did you know they do that?).
I’m starting to gather things for our upcoming kitchen renovation and am in definite need of new pots and pans. This Calphalon 10 piece set is in my cart at $100 off for the sale. As most of you, I still like quality but enjoy a savings! While the kitchen remodel will be in progress I’m planning on setting up a temporary kitchen in the laundry room. We have enough counter space to share there and it’s close to the kitchen, so hopefully that will work out. I’m going to need a few counter appliances to get me through and just purchased this Toshiba countertop microwave at a $30 off savings. With over 47K reviews it’s a popular one!
Do you need a new food processor? This Hamilton Beach food processor is under $40 with a huge savings and it’s the one that I have and use several times a week! What I like most about it is the scaper, which keeps me from having to open the lid to scrape the sides.
A few of other sale items that I own and can recommend are this Levoit air purifier and the Bissell Crosswave wet/dry vacuum mop combo (great for pet owners) and finally the Amazon Basics covered enamel cast iron Dutch oven (just as good as the French brand) on sale too.
Check out my Amazon shop here, I work hard on it and update it daily with new finds!
Here are some more great deals on Amazon that I found and I have them in my own kitchen:
Kitchenaid Mini Stand Mixer – the same one as I have above, which is a nice compact size. I love mine for all of my baking!
Pyrex Simply Store 18-Pc Glass Food Storage Containers Set – The containers that I’ve used for years for storage.
Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender – I use mine daily for salad dressings, soups, sauces. A must have appliance here!
Ninja AG301 Foodi 5-in-1 Indoor Grill with Air Fry, Roast, Bake & Dehydrate – I’m not one to grill outside and this is my inside grill.
Speaking of the kitchen (where I spend a ton of time!) I ordered these barstools (counter stool height) for the island. I’ve had my eyes on these forever it seems and was able to snag them on the big clearance sale! While I would have preferred the blue I can always spray paint them and plan on recovering the seats. Ballard Designs is a place that I’ve shopped for many years and the quality and style aesthetic is just wonderful! For $50 off any purchase use my code by clicking here.
WHAT I’M COOKING
I’ve had to eliminate possible triggers like garlic, onions etc…so I’m experimenting and can share more if you’re interested later. This easy no knead whole wheat bread just came out of the oven and here’s the recipe. It’s tasty and you can customize with other flours as desired.
WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING
Over the weekend I watched Mrs. Harris goes to Paris (rent it on Amazon here). My impressions were that it was cute and sweet and easy to watch. Nothing dramatic and sometimes you just need to tune into that feeling! I just received this book today and haven’t had a chance to pour through it. Veranda, At Home In The South is filled with stunning interior design and swoon worthy homes! If you enjoy interiors as I do, you’ll definitely want to pick it up (here)!
WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
Until next time,