Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tea Time and Weekly Meals

Celestial Seasonings recently sent me some samples of their wellness teas to try. While coffee is my “first love” when it comes to beverages, I drink tea almost every day and was excited to try these teas.

Celestial Tea 01

Hubby and I are still fighting off a cold (the toddler actually got the sickest with a quite severe ear infection and a high fever. Luckily, he is better now.) Anyway, I thought that the Sleepytime Throat Tamer was just what we needed, and made us both a cup last night…

When hubby first smelled it, he said, “It smells just like medicine.” But as soon as he took a sip, he loved it as it soothed his throat as he was drinking it. And I definitely felt nice and relaxed after drinking my cup and slept better than in many days. This morning I noticed that the package states, “Persons with gallstones should avoid ginger products” (the tea contains ginger). Oops. Fortunately, I didn’t have any gallstone problems, but I’ll look more into the ginger/gallstone connection as I love ginger and consume it quite frequently… In fact, I think the ginger flavor is what I liked best about the tea! I look forward to trying the other teas soon.

And now this week’s meals:

Tuesday: Salmon cakes on a bed of lettuce.

Wednesday: Wrapped Up Wednesday. Shrimp sautéed with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and vinegar wrapped in Bibb lettuce leaves. There will also be shredded carrots, cucumbers, and edamame to add to the wraps. An interactive, messy dinner… :-)

Thursday: Pasta in lemon sauce with Parmesan cheese and basil. Hubby may actually be making this… Stay tuned, I think I may have even convinced him to write a guest post... We’ll also have a salad.

Friday: Salad Friday. It’s going to be big and colorful…

Questions: Are you a coffee drinker or a tea drinker? Or both? What’s your favorite tea? I start every day with a cup of coffee, but I also like tea a lot. I drink some green tea (hot and/or cold) on most days.

Be well,