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I was just looking at my homebirth supplies list and the mws recommend things like honey, juice, broth/broth based soups, tea etc. Light but enough to keep your energy up.
Though what to have on hand for my midwives?? They are vegetarian and no dairy or nuts, either... all I can think of is pumpkin soup and hummus with veggies . Someone please give me some ideas... I am not a huge cook, so...
I am planning on making a black bean soup (going to make and freeze incase I don't feel like cooking). Saute an onion, several carrots, a couple stalks of celery, a green pepper, and two cloves of garlic in EVOO until the onions are transparent. Toss that in a 6 quart crockpot, dump in 4 cans black beans, 2 cans diced tomatos, 4-6 cups water (you can add vegex broth paste or vegitable bullion for extra flavor) and season to taste with cumin, thyme, salt, pepper, and chili powder. Cook in on low 7-8hrs, or high 3-4hrs. To make it a really terrific meal, make some cornbread. For a 13x9 pan of gluten-free cornbread (you can use reg. flour instead of spelt if you don't have problems with gluten) you need: 2 cup cornmeal, 1.5 cup spelt flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 2 tablespoon baking powder, 2 teaspoon salt, 2 eggs, 2 tablespoon melted butter, 2 cup milk (rice milk works nicely too). Mix dry ingredients first, then gently fold in wet ingredients using a wooden spoon. Batter should be fluffy and light. DO NOT OVER MIX!!! Bake at 375 F for 20-30 minutes.
Darn. Now I'm hungry again!!
For me during the birth I have a box under my bed next to my birthing supplies. It contains apple juice, coconut water, instant miso soup.
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