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Here is our new thread Pregnant Vegan Mamas!!! :

Link to old thread
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Hey everyone! Thanks for starting this thread...

I've had a crazy week and work and honestly have felt really overwhelmed. I am really excited for the end of the semester to come. That said I am teaching an online summer class, and hopefully I'll finish up before the babe comes

Anyone other working mamas ready to stop!? I'm very fortunate to have maternity leave... but, boy, am I ready for it to start soon!

I'm almost 26 weeks and still vomiting at least every other day. And that's with zofran, too. Anyone else still suffering?

Because of that I eat what I can. I can though stomach lots of green leafy veggies and I have major cravings for melon and berries... aha, also I have some craving for chocolate. I ate a tiny bit of non-vegan chocolate today. Eek.

When is everyone due? I know that a few of us here are in the July expecting club. I'm due the 16th.

Zubee
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When is everyone due? I know that a few of us here are in the July expecting club. I'm due the 16th.
Officially my EDD is June 30th, and I think I'll be having a July baby
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yay! a thread for pregnant vegans!
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Hey pregnant vegans!!! I'm 18 weeks, due beginning of September. Just now getting into the enjoying of food again Made some really yummy mujadarrah tonight. Yum, yum!
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homestyle, have you seen this?
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thanks!
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Hey pregnant vegans!!! I'm 18 weeks, due beginning of September. Just now getting into the enjoying of food again Made some really yummy mujadarrah tonight. Yum, yum!
Yum!!! The first tri is the worst when you can't enjoy your food!
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LizzyQ Thanks so much for starting the new thread!
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Hooray for Spring time! (Now if only I could get it to come here!) :

I just entered my 2nd tri! : but still feeling icky to the max. Oh well... it will end when it ends :0)

My appetite has increased, but my nausea has not subsided, so, I'm still limited on what foods I can handle eating. BORING!
I have been making lots of muffins of all flavors... it's something that doesn't stink up the house with overpowering odors and they are easy to munch on throughout the day (And night!). SO LOOKING forward to eating normal food again. I miss salads and kale, etc, which I haven't been able to handle since around 5 weeks. It's sad. I have started to add Chlorella to my juice. Supposed to be 65% assimilable protein, B vits, plus the 'green' which is what I'm missing (Full of good stuff for the bod and the babe)...
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ooooh....what is mujadarrah? It sounds indian and yummy!
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ooooh....what is mujadarrah? It sounds indian and yummy!
It's middle eastern.. lentils, caramelized onions and spices.
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It's middle eastern.. lentils, caramelized onions and spices.
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I have some lentils I need to use up...
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Yum, I make curried lentils with carmelized onions all the time. What are the spices you use??

I gained 2 lbs in the last 4 days. I guess I can't have a falafel sandwhich every day for lunch, LOL!
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Yum, I make curried lentils with carmelized onions all the time. What are the spices you use??
i think just cumin.. here is a recipe: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/me...DARRAH-1209702
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ooooh....what is mujadarrah? It sounds indian and yummy!
I just made the really simple kind...lentils, white rice, onion (pretty much pan fried in olive oil) and salt and lots of pepper. i bet cumin would be good in it, too!
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ooooooooooooh catemom! How you doing?
Where are you planning to birth? Are you ready?
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i think just cumin.. here is a recipe: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/me...DARRAH-1209702
My husband is Lebanese, and Lebanon is the homeland of Mujadarrah. Anyway, there are so many regional variations in how to make Mujadarrah even within the tiny country of Lebanon. Some people use cumin and allspice, in various proportions, some just use cumin. Some people use more lentils or more rice. Some people like it drier than others. Some people put fried onions on top, others don't.

Traditionally, mujadarrah is served with a simple cabbage salad consisting of chopped cabbage dressed with lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and salt.

I think it's a dish popular with Lebanese Christians during Lent. But everyone loves mujadarrah.
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Yum, that recipe is almost identical to mine except I use curry powder instead of cumin and I slice the onions into rings before I carmelize them. Also, I use red lentils. And I chop up some fresh cilantro for garnish and serve with brown basmati rice and mango chutney.

In fact, I was craving it so much after that post that is what I made for dinner last night.

And now I want more.
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