Pita Chips & Popsicles
Texture is the name of the Covid food game
Thank you for all of your well wishes (and your support of Meal Prep Made Simple). I’m feeling more like myself every day and I finally tested negative yesterday, which was day 9. I’ve regained a lot of my taste (smell is a little slower but it’s coming along). Certain things are still tasting weird (like carrots and balsamic vinegar) but it’s so much better than it was, which I’m very grateful for. When I was at my sickest, I was afraid to google, but hearing stories of other people who have dealt with this was very helpful. This is not medical advice (in fact, I’m not sharing any of the meds I took because I’m not a doctor) just my recommendations.
If you’re maxed out on Covid content, I totally understand, you can scroll down for Midweek Reads and a fun Recommendation Station question. And next week, I’ll be sharing more about my birthday and how weird of an age 29 is.
Some non Covid reads from the archives:
How to find good stuff at the thrift store (it’s time for fall shopping)
The first few days I was sick, I barely had an appetite. I was eating really bland foods and having things like electrolyte tabs (my summer MVPs), smoothies, popsicles, and saltines. I think eating such bland foods probably made it harder to realize I was losing my taste but I was not in the mood for anything. Last Wednesday before bed, I went to put on lotion, which was mint scented and I realized it smelled like nothing. I went to smell rubbing alcohol and again, nothing. It was so alarming knowing that everything still had a smell, I just couldn’t perceive it. The next morning I ate something (I don’t even remember what) and it tasted like nothing. I was always able to tell if something was sweet or not, but not really anything beyond that. So a popsicle tasted like sweet ice. I had a piece of homemade pizza my parents dropped off, topped with summer tomatoes and zucchini, and I couldn’t taste anything. There was one slightly charred part that I could taste and that was it.
I definitely spiraled when I realized these senses were gone.
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