I love cooking. It's my meditation. My family was in restaurants so, growing up alot of love was expressed through food. It's been really hard not feeling up to it, or just downright like crap lately. Its such a viscious cycle for me. If I dont put good quality food in every few hours then it just snowballs till Im lying on the couch with DD watching Dora the Explorer all day because if I move I want to puke.. and, I hate puking. Casseroles and freezer cooking = comfort food to me.
What kind of food does your family like? I love sharing recipes.
If you want a really great, pretty quick and easy (once you get the hang of the phyllo) recipe, I love the cooking light phyllo pizza. It's lowerfat then regular pizza.http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/re...10000001906342
I actually like it better then pizza. Which is shocking to me because I used to love pizza. I oven roast sugar tomatoes, use gorgonzola instead of feta and put on frozen artichoke hearts, lots of green onions and sliced mushrooms. Ive also used goat cheese and gruyere... added olive slices, leftover diced chicken, carmelized onions..I love this dish. It makes me want to eat a big salad too. They just go together. The phyllo dough takes a bit of getting used to, but if you keep it covered with a damp tea towel, then it's not bad at all once you get the hang of it. It also works so much better for me if it is just a little chilled, almost room temp. If you defrost it, make sure it is good and defrosted or else it will shatter all over on you. If you dont roast the tomatoes this doesnt take long at all to throw together.
On the other end of the spectrum of fat, but atleast they are relatively good fats
.. Ive got a good peanut sauce recipe that Ill make a triple or quadruple batch of and freeze. Then I can just pull out boring chicken breasts, put on some quinoa, wilt some spinach and microwave the sauce. The whole thing takes about 20 minutes hands on time and the big batch of sauce takes about 20 if you have a blender or food processor.geekgolightly,
You are gonna love it! Mmm lemon curd. It makes me want scones. I made the pie late last night and Im making myself wait until after dinner today. I really like it chilled and set up, so it's a good sacrifice. Then all bets are off, and Im going to eat some adobo chicken for the protein and two pieces of pie. I hope it tastes as good as the craving. I made it alot more tart then sweet, so hopefully.annaconda,
I dont have the clinical diagnosis.. but I know I exhibit BED if Im not carefull. Bullemia controlled my highschool and early college years. I dont purge anymore, but before some seriously intense therapy using lifespan integration - I still Binged.
Now I can stop myself if Im being mindful and not stuck in somekind of emotional turmoil, but it's a concerted effort. I dont make cookies unless I know I can cut the recipe portions significantly with good results or they are leaving my house that day. I wont sit down and eat a whole cake.. but over the course of a day, I sure would shove 20 cookies into my mouth. My first pregnancy my craving was chocolate chip cookies. There is a whole bunch of emotional symbolism in chocolate chip cookies, particullarly, for me and that craving heightened the emotions of my first pregnancy and seriously aggravated my BED. Luckily I got a hold of myself after a couple batches..
Im also a 14. I've spent the last 2 years getting healthier in my life, working out, trying to eat healthy, not really diet. I lost 27 lbs before we found out we were pregnant this time and Im really hoping not to gain more then 20 this pregnancy. Im focusing on quality foods and hoping to pick the treadmill back up after this trimester.
Have you read the book, Mothering without a Map. It really resounded with me.Skrimpy,
I dont really dig the vivid pregnancy dreams either. They are way worse when Im stressed about something too.Me,
We have coslept and will continue to do so for the next couple years, most likely. But I want to get my DDs room decorated as her special place before the baby comes. I want her to have a place to go that isnt some kind of isolation, but that she enjoys. We are going to repaint the walls like the darker blue walls with he vines on http://disney.go.com/disneyhome/disn...d/tinkbed.html
We found a daybed with a trundle on craigslist and hubby repainted it warm white.. It has been impossible to find good daybed bedding for a reasonable price.
I think Im going to go get an IKEA comforter and cover the top with http://www.fabric.com/just-arrived-j...d-29889bf8fb7b
then use this as either a piping or edging http://www.fabric.com/just-arrived-j...d-29889bf8fb7b
-Ill use the blue to make big bolster covers and make a couple accent pillows with the green. I also want to make these but havent decided on the fabric yet.http://pennycarnival.typepad.com/pen...k-display.html
And this http://makesomething.ca/2009/01/23/twinkle-blackboard/
I'll just buy a white box pleat bedskirt. We still need to find a tall dresser on craigslist.
Hopefully this will all come together quick. Id like to get the room completely done by Christmas.