Vegan postpartum food recipes for family & friends? - Mothering Forums

 
Thread Tools
#1 of 7 Old 05-12-2009, 05:48 PM - Thread Starter
 
Ianthe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Logan, Utah
Posts: 6,630
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Do any of you have any favorite, super easy recipes that I can give people who want to bring us food after the baby is born? I have several cookbooks.. do any of you have any favorites from these?

Veganomicon
Vegan with a Vengeance
Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes
Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook
Skinny Bitch in the Kitch
The New UnCheese Cookbook
How it all Vegan
The Garden of Vegan

Or if you have any favorite online recipes that would be great too. I want to compile a small collection of copies to give out if people don't know what to make when they sign up for bringing us food.

TIA!

stillheart.gif The Hippie & the Marine stillheart.gif  hh2.gif
My boys: S (4) & O (2) & Expecting #3 in Dec. 2011

Ianthe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 7 Old 05-12-2009, 09:00 PM
 
vegemamato's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: TX
Posts: 2,235
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't have any recipes (at the moment) but I have some general ideas

After my UC, a few friends brought groceries (just an excuse to see the baby, of course ).. These included (all from women with babies):

Kale
Spinach
Beets
Carrots
A ton of fruit- Apples, Oranges, Plums, Bananas, apricots
cookies- sweets are essential, you know
and a lot of juice/water
(and postpartum pads- from my partner's boss, the one thing I forgot )

Another friend (who was on-call to attend our birth) brought 4 different *fresh* soups from a healthfood store, donuts, a HUGE salad and flowers..

I really have to say, however, that the soups were the absolute best! Easy to sip from a coffee mug while the baby sleeps The fluids, of course, were very helpful too!

(I would check out vegweb for some recipes.. Deep greens, beans, pastas, and fruit salads would be nice and easy..)

mischievous.gif
vegemamato is offline  
#3 of 7 Old 05-12-2009, 10:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
Ianthe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Logan, Utah
Posts: 6,630
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I lived off granola bars last time- beside the hummus & pita and chili & chips people brought me.. I only had 2 people bring me food. One friend came over and cooked (but I ended up cleaning up, and had to show her where everything was), and that was it. I just remember how hard it was to eat a real meal, and mostly because I could not cook one for about 6 weeks pp because I had an awful recovery + a baby who liked to nurse every 20 mins.

ETA: oh, the point of all of that is, I would really LOVE for people to bring me a real dinner! Snacks are always welcome too, but easier to come by.

stillheart.gif The Hippie & the Marine stillheart.gif  hh2.gif
My boys: S (4) & O (2) & Expecting #3 in Dec. 2011

Ianthe is offline  
 
#4 of 7 Old 05-14-2009, 04:36 PM
 
cathe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Central Coast, California
Posts: 5,706
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
In The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook:

The soups are all pretty easy -- my faves are Tortilla Soup and Chunky Vegetable. The Thai Pumpkin is super super easy and the "Cream" of Broccoli is very easy as well.

For entrees -- the enchiladas are easy and can be made in advance. My favorite is the Tamale Pie which is what I usually bring to families and to potlucks. The High Protein pasta is easy and will reheat well too.

Cathe Olson, author The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook, Simply Natural Baby Food, and LIck It! Creamy Dreamy Vegan Ice Creams Your Mouth Will Love.  
cathe is offline  
#5 of 7 Old 05-14-2009, 05:36 PM
 
bella_stranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: sweet home, Chicago!
Posts: 211
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
lucky you--- people bringing you food
mmm... nothing better than soup, in my opinion. http://sugarmagnolia.wordpress.com/2...t-potato-soup/
you could easily make this yourself in advance, and freeze. great fast food!
bella_stranger is offline  
#6 of 7 Old 05-14-2009, 05:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
Ianthe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Logan, Utah
Posts: 6,630
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cathe View Post
In The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook:

The soups are all pretty easy -- my faves are Tortilla Soup and Chunky Vegetable. The Thai Pumpkin is super super easy and the "Cream" of Broccoli is very easy as well.

For entrees -- the enchiladas are easy and can be made in advance. My favorite is the Tamale Pie which is what I usually bring to families and to potlucks. The High Protein pasta is easy and will reheat well too.
Thanks Cathe! Do you mind me making a couple photo copies to give to friends when they sign up for a meal?

stillheart.gif The Hippie & the Marine stillheart.gif  hh2.gif
My boys: S (4) & O (2) & Expecting #3 in Dec. 2011

Ianthe is offline  
#7 of 7 Old 05-14-2009, 05:43 PM
 
cathe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Central Coast, California
Posts: 5,706
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
No -- go ahead. Good luck with everything!

Cathe Olson, author The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook, Simply Natural Baby Food, and LIck It! Creamy Dreamy Vegan Ice Creams Your Mouth Will Love.  
cathe is offline  
Reply


User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 11,234

18 members and 11,216 guests
anisaer , CricketVS , Deborah , Dovenoir , emmy526 , gizzypeach , hillymum , IsaFrench , jamesmorrow , kathymuggle , katyeb , Leelee3 , Michele123 , NaturallyKait , RollerCoasterMama , samaxtics , Skippy918 , tnmulkey
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.