Real food. real life.
Who is this picky eater you ask? It turns out it might be this little growing baby of ours... I have to admit... my tastebuds changed drastically within the first 5 months of pregnancy. All I've wanted to eat was carbs. Carbs, carbs, proteins, and more carbs. Oh yeah, and no veggies. Oh joy.
Yeah, this was not fun. I am tired, achy, and now I have to cook for a picky eater. Perhaps this is telling me something about what my life has become with baby on the way? Eeek!
Talk about having to be a bit more creative in the kitchen! If I wanted to keep up with our CSA veggies, stay healthy for the baby, which includes eating, unfortunately for the time being, I had my work cut out for me. I had a few things I would eat, in fairly plain ways, like baked potatoes or spicy chill, but other than that, I was totally off of veggies. Roasted veggies - no. Steamed veggies - no. I felt like a kid again. I felt bad for Lee, too. For his tastebuds hadn't changed, but there was no way he was eating that entire squash himself. I had to do soothing about it. Having to come up with creative ways to hide or make my vegetables taste not like vegetables, I felt like I was cooking for a kid. But, now that I look back, I'm impressed with what I've been coming up with. Maybe I'll give you a few ideas!
Truth: Life IS busy and unpredictable. And, yes, time is valuable. But what you eat can make or break it. So make it last. Make it count.
Cook. REALLY cook. Don't just tear open a package or crack open a jar. But cook - you know - mixing spices, simmering sauces, sautéing .. Yep, the real deal. It's really not that hard once you open your mind to it.
Read our story and try out some of our recipes. We really cooked these things (and ate them, too!). On weeknights. We even had time to do the dishes.
And yes, there is no refined sugar, soy, or dairy in any of these recipes. And often, they are vegan, gluten-free, or nut-free friendly.
A bit about me...