Recent Eats : April 2019

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Though I have gone full stereotypical pregnant lady and subsisted on a diet of ice cream and pickles, I’ll admit my eating during this pregnancy has not been exactly the best. Chocolate cannot be kept in this house. At least once a week ice cream is required. I may put a little extra maple syrup on my yogurt in the morning and my idea of an afternoon snack – apples with peanut butter – means that I’m eating about a good fourth of a jar of peanut butter.

I keep telling myself, I’ll improve my eating once the baby comes. We’ll see about that! Anyway, here are a few of my recent eats for this month.

breakfast

Homemade yogurt, strawberries, granola, and bit (ok, a lot) of maple syrup. This has been my breakfast almost every single day this month.

aprilfood1

Typical meal — beef, mushrooms, onions, and rice with a big side of veggies. Delicious.

aprilfood2

It does not look like much, but this was by far the most delicious thing made this month. Shrimp, onions, carrots, coconut milk, curry, rice — all the good things. Bruno adapted from a recipe in this book — and I was happy to have several bowls of it.*

aprilfood3

This is my favorite thing to eat on Lenten Fridays — rice and beans. I usually make a big batch of beans in the crock-pot and freeze them in bags so that I can use them over the course of a month. It is easy and simple. I just throw on my favorite toppings and call it a day.

aprilfood4

Once again — this does not look like much, but it is adapted from one of the recipes in Run Fast Eat Slow, one of my favorite cookbooks, the zucchini quinotto.* I usually add some shrimp for extra protein and ricotta cheese to the top for extra deliciousness. I’ve only made it once or twice before, but when I do, Bruno always asks, “Why don’t you make it more?” I love that it is so simple to make, but tastes like a fancy dish.

What have you been cooking up this past month?

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