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.
Homemade yogurt, strawberries, granola, and bit (ok, a lot) of maple syrup. This has been my breakfast almost every single day this month.
Typical meal — beef, mushrooms, onions, and rice with a big side of veggies. Delicious.
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.*
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.
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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