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Almost 29 weeks!

Last Wednesday I went to my 28-week check-up. I can’t believe I’m 7 months along already! At this appointment they did a glucose test to check for gestational diabetes. I had to drink 10 oz. of this orange stuff that tasted just like thawed out Otter Pops. Delicious if you’re 10, not so much if you’re 29, but not as bad as I thought it would be. Then they took some blood. Everything turned out great, no diabetes, no signs of anemia. Just vegan power coursing through my veins! 😛

Anyway, after last month’s 10-pound gain, I was worried I would continue that trend and blow up like a giant vegan cupcake. But funnily enough, I didn’t gain so much as a pound this month. Weird! I think this baby boy is sucking all of my calories up now that he’s packing on the baby fat. Makes me feel better about stuffing my face 24/7 though.

Speaking of, here are a couple more pictures of some of the yummy dishes we’ve been eating. I read that the fetus tastes whatever I eat about 2 hours after I eat it. I love thinking about little man eating what I’m eating. It feels nice knowing I’m nourishing him with delicious nutritious food.

BBQ tofu with a Vegenaise dill sauce concoction

Tofurkey Philly cheese steak with curry potatoes and peas

BTW, these weren’t from recipes, I just whipped them up at random. For the BBQ tofu, I marinated extra firm tofu slices overnight in a sauce made of plank rub spice mix from a local spice shop, olive oil, liquid smoke, apple cider vinegar, paprika, brown sugar, and sri racha hot sauce. Then I simply cooked them up in a pan until they were crispy. The Vegenaise sauce was just Vegenaise with dill, lemon juice, and a teeny bit of apple cider vinegar.

For the cheese steaks, I sauteed green peppers, onions, and a package of Tofurkey Philly Cheese steak style slices (chopped up) with some black pepper. The curry potatoes- sauteed garlic, a jar of diced tomatoes, curry, coriander, cayenne, cumin, cinnamon (my quintessential quintet of Cs or something like that), sea salt, black pepper, potatoes and peas. It was amazing, let me tell you.

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June 20, 2011 at 3:39 pm Leave a comment

More things I’ve been eating

I’m terrible at blogging.

26 weeks, eating like a champ, feeling baby boy kick like crazy all day long, and nesting. That’s what’s going on in my life these days. Things have been good.

 

June 5, 2011 at 2:04 pm Leave a comment

Things I’ve been eating

I am such a food whore lately. I spend my days scouring the internet for baby stuff and recipes. That’s seriously all I do with my free time.

I made the most delish potato salad that I found on Peta’s recipe website. This site is a great resource for me when I’m feeling bored with my go-to faves.

Topped with a little paprika, I ate this as a side to my veggie paninis (I think I forgot to mention that sandwiches are my favorite food of all time). I put a little Daiya cheese on a piece of ciabatta, top it with marinated artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers, and throw it on the Foreman until the cheese gets all melty. Then I added some greens- I couldn’t remember which greens I picked at the store…frisee maybe? Anyway, I ate this for like 3 days straight.

Today I made Pad Thai from a recipe in Vegan with a Vengeance:

I’m in the mood for something new…

April 26, 2011 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Cookie Monster

Argh, these pregnancy hormones are making my nearly non-existent sweet tooth ache like never before! Every dessert, brownie, cookie and cake is just begging to be put in my mouth. I’ve been trying to keep it at bay, but need to indulge on occasion. I guess I take back what I said about not having cravings. I want sweet!

Baking some peanut butter oatmeal chocolate raspberry cookies.

I dreamt it:

And made it happen:

Oh so delicious…

April 20, 2011 at 11:05 am Leave a comment

Posole

Mmm…if there’s any particular food I love slightly more than the others, it’s Mexican. Unfortunately, eating out at Mexican restaurants is tough, as most traditional establishments use lard in their beans. So I make a lot of Mexican food at home. My boyfriend says he can’t eat burritos as often as I want to make them, but I can’t help it. They’re just so damn delicious.

Anyway, this isn’t about burritos, it’s about posole. Posole comes from Mexico, and from what I can gather from a Google search, was invented by the Aztecs. Since it’s kind of hard to find some of the chiles in a traditional posole at the grocery store, I took the lazy route and bought one of those packets of spices. Into the crock pot goes a big can of hominy, pinto beans, diced tomatoes, green chiles, a large onion, 4 cloves of minced garlic, and the spices. It’s starting to simmer as we speak, and already smells amazing.

The best way to serve it is topped with a dollop of Follow Your Heart vegan sour cream, and a flour tortilla (props to you if you make them homemade). I prefer Follow Your Heart over Tofutti because they use non-GMO soybeans, and I can’t find that info anywhere on Tofutti’s website or labels. I’m struggling with buying anything that lists palm oil as one of its ingredients though, as the cultivation of it is destroying orangutan habitat. So this time I’m going without sour cream. Oh the dilemmas of an environmentalist!

April 19, 2011 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

Shalom!

Hey all, it’s Passover, and as a step-Jew I attended the Pesach seder last night. If you aren’t aware of what people eat for Passover besides unleavened bread, let me just tell you that basically none of it is vegan. It’s kind of like attending Thanksgiving dinner or any other holiday with the relatives. You watch while everyone eats everything and you eat some bread and cranberry jelly, or in the case of Passover, matzo and horseradish. Well this year I decided to take one of my favorite dishes, kugel, and veganize it. It wasn’t hard since I had my trusty ol’ Veganomicon cookbook. There is an amazing spinach and noodle kugel recipe in it. I promise to branch out from this particular cookbook in future posts, but this truly is a cookbook that will keep you busy in the kitchen for a long time.

Anyway, here’s the final result. It was a real non-vegan Jew crowd-pleaser. I didn’t bother to tell my step dad that it contains tofu, as he usually forms a negative opinion about tofu dishes before he even tries them.

I know it looks kinda weird- kugel isn’t the most photogenic food in the world (poor kugel, I know). But it’s pretty damn tasty.

April 19, 2011 at 4:45 pm Leave a comment

Vegan Lasagna

As promised, here is the final result:

April 11, 2011 at 6:13 pm Leave a comment

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