The menu changes daily

June 18, 2010 at 2:49 am Leave a comment

Not as much blogging going on here as I’d hoped, mostly because I’ve been pregnant. It’s a wonderful excuse for everything from naps to, well, naps. This is today’s food post.

Week 4, Day 4

I’m trying to avoid the worst of morning sickness by eating small amounts frequently. This has led to many small plates, including some interesting snacks that I’m not sure I would have put together without being pregnant.

So far, I’ve been enjoying:

* Hard-boiled eggs
* These really good multi-grain/dried fruit/flaxseed omega-3 energy bar things from Costco
* Pickled herring
* Cucumbers (including a terrific cucumber-lime-kefir smoothie I made yesterday when I got overheated at the Food Bank staff picnic)
* Fresh fruit with granola and kefir
* Ry-Vita pumpkin seed crackers with a little schmear of light cream cheese and some Dai Due sauerkraut (alternatively, this also makes a good half-sandwich on Oroweat Health Nut bread)

A great sour snack: home-pickled Dai Due sauerkraut and light cream cheese on a pumpkin seed Ry-Vita.

I’ve been doing pretty well getting vegetables into the equation. Tonight, for instance, I made an egg in the hole with a fresh farm egg and a slice of multi-grain bread, and off to one side in the pan I sauteed some organic spinach. This week we’ve also had roasted cauliflower, broccoli, and a yummy Tecolote Farms chard saute (all organic).

Tecolote Farms organic swiss chard with a mix of flaxseed, sesame seeds, and pumpkin seeds, with chicken meatballs on a brown rice-quinoa mix

Things that aren’t working out so well OB-gastronomically include spicy things (including, sadly, the Dai Due chorizo from the farmer’s market last Saturday, though M is enjoying it for both of us as he did tonight in his chorizo & farm egg scramble), anything too sweet, or anything chocolatey. Blue Bell Strawberries & Original Homemade Vanilla, however, sometimes with organic strawberries on top, always in a very small bowl, seems to be going okay.


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Some of my cookbooks

In no order except for how they appear in my LibraryThing cookbook catalog: True Women Cookbook: Original Antique Recipes, Photographs, & Family Folklore, Janice Woods Windle (1997) * Made in Texas; H-E-B's 100th Anniversary Cookbook (2005) * The Texas Cowboy Cookbook: A History in Recipes and Photos, Robb Walsh (2007) * The Silver Palate Cookbook, Julee Rosso, Sheila Lukins (1982) * In the Land of Cocktails: Recipes and Adventures from the Cocktail Chicks, Ti Adelaide Martin & Lally Brennan (2007) * Braise: A Journey Through International Cuisine, Daniel Boulud (2006) * Moosewood Cookbook : Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant, Mollie Katzen (1977) * Crescent City Cooking: Unforgettable Recipes from Susan Spicer's New Orleans, Susan Spicer (2007) * Saveur Cooks Authentic American: By the Editors of Saveur Magazine, ed. Colman Andrews (1998)

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