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

Fish · Pasta · Recipes · Reinventing leftovers

Quick Salmon Lasagna

Our family has hit many important milestones this month. I have reached eight months of my third pregnancy, celebrated my seventh wedding anniversary and got fired by email, all in the same week! the following three weeks included goodies such as finding myself a replacement (an insignificant detail that my highly intelligent (ahem) coordinator at… Continue reading Quick Salmon Lasagna

Dairy free · Slow cooking · Soup · starters dips and snacks · Vegan · Vegetarian

Slow Cooker Red Lentil and Swiss-Chard Soup

What if you came home for lunch one day and in between reheating leftovers and hurrying back to work you realized that except that last slice of quiche you just inhaled, there is nothing to eat for supper? No problem, you might say, just call in some takeout or go out for a meal. Now,… Continue reading Slow Cooker Red Lentil and Swiss-Chard Soup

Chicken · Dairy free · Recipes · Slow cooking

Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry

This delicious chicken curry recipe is dairy free, relatively low fat (yes, I know there is coconut milk in there but I did skip on the butter, cream and heavy yogurt) and definitely hassle free. It couldn't be easier to prepare. Similar to my Hungarian stew recipe, all the ingredients except the chicken are pulverized to form a… Continue reading Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry

Breakfast and Brunch · Reinventing leftovers · Sweet tooth · Vegetarian · Whole wheat

Mini Yogurt Pancakes

This recipe is for those of us plotting to get rid of some extra flavored yogurt kicking around in the fridge. Strawberry, peach, prune, everything goes! Did your spouse bring home a family pack of passion fruit flavored yogurt that was on sale? this is the recipe for you! I like to whisk all the ingredients in the food… Continue reading Mini Yogurt Pancakes