Chicken · Dairy free · Pregnancy Woes · Slow cooking

Baby Countdown #6 Slow-cooker Spanish Style Chicken breast

Last night I thought that was it. Labor I mean. I have been contracting every ten minutes since 8 PM, and throughout most of the night. Not being able to get any shut eye, I lovingly suffered the increasingly intense labor pains and waited for the desired 5 minutes mark. Which of course never came.… Continue reading Baby Countdown #6 Slow-cooker Spanish Style Chicken breast

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Pregnancy Woes · Recipes · Sweet tooth

Baby Countdown #5 Miniature Cheesecakes

Captain's log, post-date day three. As if it was humanly possible, I woke this morning to a lower, more protruding belly. We are attracting sympathetic looks from passers-by. My husband took one look at me this morning and started wondering if we are going to have a baby basketball. I took one look at me this… Continue reading Baby Countdown #5 Miniature Cheesecakes

Dairy free · Pregnancy Woes · Side dish · Vegan · Vegetarian

Baby countdown #4 Baby Carrots in Lemon and Garlic

I guess I have babies on my mind. I wonder why. Oh yeah, maybe because I've got one sitting right over my bowels, waking me up at night with contractions that disappear just when I'm about to call Labor and Delivery and makes me, in general, look fat. Today I am celebrating two days post due.… Continue reading Baby countdown #4 Baby Carrots in Lemon and Garlic

Breakfast and Brunch · Recipes · starters dips and snacks · Vegetarian

Baby countdown #3 Greek Salad Flavored Cheese Ball

D-day has come. And gone. Alas, I am still a hot air balloon. On the bright side, the baby has been moving well this morning. On the not-so-bright-side, I'm still a hot air balloon. Talking about balls and balloons, I wanted to share with you this recipe for a delicious savory cheese ball. It is… Continue reading Baby countdown #3 Greek Salad Flavored Cheese Ball

Beef · Dairy free · Pregnancy Woes · Recipes · Slow cooking

Baby Countdown #2 Slow-Cooker Easy stuffed Peppers

Hello? Don't hang up! I'm still there! even though I came quite close to losing my operating room virginity this very afternoon. As it so happened, I was attending a routine 40 weeks check up today when the good doctor noticed that although the belly is prominent, it's inhabitant is not, shall we say, very… Continue reading Baby Countdown #2 Slow-Cooker Easy stuffed Peppers

Bread · Breakfast and Brunch · Dairy free · Recipes · Side dish · Vegetarian · Whole wheat

Baby Countdown #1 Quick no-yeast whole grain bread

So my due date is tomorrow. And just to make things interesting, I woke up this morning at 6 AM with regular contractions.  Regular, that is, until my kids woke up an hour later. I guess the sight of two wild haired, pajama clad toddlers stomping towards the bed was enough to scare even the contractions away. So instead… Continue reading Baby Countdown #1 Quick no-yeast whole grain bread